What did you think of the State of the Union Address?Â How did President Obama do?Â Are you more confident that you can find a job this year?Â What are your expectations?
This whole site is about getting back on your feet.Â Your feet.Â My feet.Â The country’s feet.Â We all got knocked down.Â And as they say in boxing, it’s not getting knocked down that matters, but that you get back up or if you fall – Landing on Your Feet – cute.
But President Obama should be a big picture guy.Â He should be all about job creation and nurturing an environment that fosters job creation and job growth.Â So, how do you think he did on those issues.
Via my Tweet, or twitter, or knitwit or whatever it is…
I got a tweety bird from the Harvard Business Review (I follow them – I don’t know why – they don’t follow me – I know – good articles)
And here it is…
Read it and come back and give me your thoughts…
Looking for Jobs in All the Wrong Places: Memo to the President
6:04 PM Wednesday January 26, 2011
by Henry R. Nothhaft with David Kline
Dear Mr. President,
Your State of the Union address last night offered hope to a nation made weary by an economy stubbornly resistant to job growth. But I must take issue with your claim that “None of us can predict with any certainty…where the new jobs will come from.”
Actually, we can. Brand new research conducted just last year by multiple teams of economists confirmed what many entrepreneurs such as myself had long suspected: startup businesses are responsible for all of America’s new job growth.
The article makes some interesting points.Â
It’s not just small business, but start-up businesses that generate the most jobs.Â Ergo it is not small business owners but Entrepreneurs that drive the job creation train.
Unless the entrepreneur goes belly up within 5 years as many do, in which case, we’re back to small business being the drivers.
But I agree with Mr. Nothhaft, it is certainly not big business
Read his article, come back and let me know what you think…
Whether targeting entrepreneurs, small business, or big business…