September 15th 2011

The world is a different place every day. We listen to the news and hear about the many doings around the globe …all of which seem to be double edged. We can take heart in remembering that this is the way things have always been on the planet and will likely always be. Good people still need to take action to make the right things happen so, complacency is rarely the solution.

Our business is very busy on this day. We have a search firm and we are now engaged in 4 searches with 2 more to come on line tomorrow. September 15, 2011 is vastly different for us from a business perspective than September 15, 2010 and that is truly a good thing for us here at KULPER & COMPANY as well as for our clients. Perhaps in the face of high unemployment our clients are now hiring at a faster pace than I have seen in several years. The economy is truly like a rubber band that stretches when pressure is exerted and become slack when pressure is released. What is happening in your business? Are you getting busier? I would venture that you are. I think the economists will be pleasantly surprised when they see the employment #s for fall of 2011—from now until November there is going to be a lot of hiring going on.

The Federal Government —Congress and the like have a role to play here in that when appropriate and possible they can do things to give the economy a push or save an industry from ruin like they did for the automobile companies. But like the automobile companies who are now paying back the loans they were given, American enterprise needs to stand on its own two feet–and that is just what it is doing. Over the course of time our society will get better not worse, despite all the hand wringing going on from the right or the left. America is a composed of people who are practical and reasonable. We really like it best when people who work creatively and hard can make a difference like Steve Jobs or Henry Ford or the entrepreneur who’s name we don’t yet know but is working very hard at right this moment to creating a solution to a problem like diabetes, high performance batteries or a vehicle that gets 200 mpg. I think wherever possible we need to think and talk positively. We are a great group of people who can solve any problem in front of us. Remember that your neighbor has much the same challenge as do you—every day—and remember to laugh as often with him or her as you can! Life is truly short…we are meant to enjoy it while we are dealing with its many challenges.

So, todays entry is meant to make us all feel a little better. The sun is still rising for America—-don’t listen to the naysayers—get busy solving problems.

With hope…

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About Keith Kulper

Keith D. Kulper is the president and founder of KULPER & COMPANY, LLC an executive search consulting firm working in the area of senior level leadership for academia and corporate innovation. We are strong advocates of nurturing the linkage between academic investigation/research and corporate innovation/full commercialization of new product solutions. We specialize in attracting proven leaders who can effectively drive transformational change. The firm operates an Advisory Board that meets annually to bring together leaders from academia and corporate innovation to help drive continuous improvement of our professional practice. We are also an investor in early stage companies. We take pride in supporting the growth and development of business and engineering schools at leading universities throughout the United States.

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