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John Mariotti

John Mariotti is an Internationally recognized executive, author and speaker. In his corporate career, he was President of Huffy Bicycles, and Group President of Rubbermaid Office Products Group. He was also Chairman of World Kitchen, Inc., on whose board he still serves. Since founding The Enterprise Group in 1994, John has served on multiple corporate boards and advised many well-known companies. John has written 9 business books including The Power of Partnerships, his award winners: The Shape-Shifters and The Complexity Crisis, chosen one of the Best Business Books of 2008 and a Best Book for Small Business. Mariotti has written hundreds of articles, and has spoken to thousands of people in business and university audiences, in both the US and abroad. He also co-authored Hope Is NOT A Strategy: Leadership Lessons from the Obama Presidency with D. M. Lukas, released in 2012. His latest book, Roadmap To Profitable Growth was released in 2013. John currently writes a weekly blog, “Telling It Like It Is” and is a contributor to www.TheBrennerBrief.com. John holds a B. S. M. E., from Bradley University and an M. S. M. E. from the University of Wisconsin.

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By John Mariotti On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Welfare Dependency Destroying America

  Are you old enough to remember 1968, when the US was a country of working people, not an example of welfare dependency destroying America?  Unemployment was 3.6%. The Federal debt was $500 billion and the More...

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By John Mariotti On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Six Reasons Jeff Bezos Did Washington Post Deal

  I’ll avoid repeating what you can read elsewhere and serve up a list of Six Reasons Jeff Bezos did the Washington Post deal, but whether it will succeed, nobody knows. Jeff Bezos is a disruptive, innovative More...

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By John Mariotti On Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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Attorney General Eric Holder’s “InJustice” Department

  The Justice Department has made a specialty of launching injustices; perhaps it should be renamed the “inJustice” Department. Ever since President Barack Obama took office and named Attorney More...

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By John Mariotti On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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Cyber warfare: If China and Jihadi Hackers Attack

What are you using to read this?  A computer; a tablet or smart phone?  What if those devices and the networks on which they rely, simply quit working?  In fact, what if all the digital, electronic, computer More...

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By John Mariotti On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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What Unalienable Rights Remain?

If you don’t read and save anything else this Independence Day, these timeless words of wisdom will serve you well. Timeless quotes describe both what is right, and what is wrong with the United States of More...

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By John Mariotti On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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Will Economic Recovery Ever Come–Or Is Recession Next

Investors have been marveling at Wall Street’s performance. Now recent stock market declines have warned us—but the question remains unanswered: will better economic recovery ever come—or is recession next?  More...

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By John Mariotti On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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Looming Impact Of Big Data

Big data isn’t quite like Orwell’s 1984, but with everything they’re learning about you, it may be close. Your Secret Is Out, a Fox News Channel special that aired recently, starts by chronicling More...

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By John Mariotti On Friday, May 24th, 2013
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If It Bleeds It Leads — Or Does It?

The old cliché “if it bleeds it leads” shouldn’t be taken literally, but rather — figuratively. When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed More...

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By John Mariotti On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Jobs And The Economy: What Is The Difference?

When everyone gets all excited about variability in the monthly job statistics, they are creating angst over the symptoms, not the underlying illness. When I wrote my latest book, “Roadmap to Profitable Growth,” More...

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By John Mariotti On Friday, May 17th, 2013
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Ladies and Gentlemen I Give You The Illusionist, Barack Obama!

Many would say that the magician is the ultimate liar. His illusions are deceptive arts of the highest skill–but they seldom portray the truth of what is happening. These illusions are, in effect, grandly More...