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Which is best Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?

“You’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts!”

On October 1,  the new Health Insurance Exchange systems began within various states in our union facing glitches, errors and problems. It is understandable given it is the first system of it’s kind, anywhere… in the world! Requiring each unique log-in to connect to various federal agencies and departments to reference and check each individuals information to ensure accuracy. For all the people on the news saying it is not wanted or needed, it wasn’t much of a surprise when more than 1 million people visited the site, on Tuesday alone.

While these technical issues can seem idiotic, they should not make people idiots to facts of the act. However, as with any legislation that polarizes segments of our population there are plenty that still don’t know anything and claim an educated opinion.


The idea that ignorance is the root of much disagreement is sad. It is argued that if Americans understood the healthcare law better, more could support it.

If asked to pick between Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act, which would Americans choose?

Apparently it would not matter to them that they are synonyms for the same thing?

Jimmy Kimmel sent his Q&A crew out into the streets to find out how ignorant and uninformed the public is concerning issue.

Now feel free to question his tactics, but also be sure to review the CNBC poll which found that 46 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare, while only 37 percent oppose the Affordable Care Act.

I present exhibit A – ignorance!

How NOT to fire an employee: AOL and Tim Armstrong

If you think all CEO’s are leaders here is evidence to the contrary.

AOL CEO, Tim Armstrong is not a terrible CEO but there is a reason employment law is not his specialty.

I am sure they are an “At Will Employer“.

Listen to Tim fire’s creative director Abel Lenz on August 9 for taking a photo during a conference call regarding downsizing of Patch’s news sites.

Aligning Expectations is a moving target


177173.strip.print Aligning Expectations is a moving target


Too often we leave a meeting, interaction, quick or long conversation with an idea in our minds. Whether you are the manager or the employee, the parent or child, or even colleague or friend…

you may leave with a certain expectation of what happened, what was agreed to, or how the next steps should take place.


When we go into and then leave these interactions, especially when there is an action or an agreement made, a perceived Contract is written. There is an agreement made in the mind, regardless of whether or not it was physically written. Each time you come back to receive or outline progress around this agreement that Contract is re-written, adjusted, erased, edited and reprinted in your mind.


The problem is that we all expect different things and those expectations do not always align. So take a moment to think before you judge the next time someone you have interacted with does not meet your expectations. It may not be about performance but more about the misunderstanding of that Contract around the Expectation!




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