It feels like we are nearing the end of this pandemic, especially with the increasing application of vaccines around the country. The excitement about finally getting “back to normal” is at an all-time high. Once we are there, what should we expect? Can things go back...
In the summer of 2020, the United States went through a historical time, facing a pandemic and social movements like “Black Lives Matter” at the same time. Certainly, George Floyd had not been the first Black man in the U.S. to be a victim of police brutality,...
Diversity was obviously at the forefront of this year’s Super Bowl broadcast. Despite featuring diversity prominently in TV commercials, are companies still getting diversity wrong? The Super Bowl ads this year were the usual hit and miss. However, most of the...
We all have a comfort zone, but if we fail to challenge ourselves, what are we missing?
Globally, as many as 1.3 billion people are living with physical or developmental disabilities……on its own, an emerging market the size of China or India. Taking into account their friends and families, another 2.4 billion people, results in a potential market of 3.7...
Dennis H. White is an experienced insurance executive and consultant skilled in developing and growing distribution channels. During his corporate and consulting careers he has created and implemented innovative strategic plans, value propositions.
The recognition of same sex marriage and civil unions has resulted in an evolving definition of what constitutes a family and how insurers and other financial services firms may want to consider these new family configurations as a targeted segment.
Very often insurers outside the U.S. approach the women’s market from a product perspective; e.g., specialized health products addressing typical female cancers and other situations.
What are the top three things that keep you up at night? In June 2017, Fortune conducted a survey among Fortune 500 CEO’s about what issues they consider to be their main challenges:
Leadership at American companies have known for years about the shifting demographic tides in our country, but many of the most successful…
On Tuesday , the USA celebrated Independence Day, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Lost between the department store and auto specific sales commercials is the true meaning of “Why…
Driving through my small village on the North Shore of Long Island, something entered my mind, certainly something that I have thought about before.
Bob is a highly experienced insurance professional with almost 40 years of experience, over 20 years of which was with MetLife’s international operations. Bob’s most recent assignment was as Head of Strategy & Planning for MetLife’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region
Rather than diminishing our differences, let’s embrace them.
Mark is a recognized business leader who has shaped the life insurance industry over the last three decades.
Lori spent over 20 years at MetLife in increasingly significant positions related to estate, business and financial planning, where she was instrumental in attracting more advisors to the practice of Financial Planning.
On Tuesday, the USA celebrated Independence Day, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Lost between the department store and auto specific sales commercials is the true meaning of “Why America is Great”.
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Big surprise!!! This weekend was fun. My family went to Carolines on Broadway.
This is not a political blog, but if you lean far to the right or left and plan to ignore any segment of the market that disagrees with you, you may want to stop reading now!
Diversity should be as easy as the Baseball Hall of Fame selection process.
Drivers for Uber in Boston cancelled rides for men with “black- sounding” names more often than for other men. Additionally, in a study conducted by MIT, Stanford and the University of Washington, it was found that in Seattle black men faced longer wait times than other men.
Surviving in a large, rigid and sometimes controlling corporate environment can be as hard as swimming alone in an ocean with no coasts in sight. You may feel helpless and on your own, and no matter how much effort you put in, you may feel like you are not going anywhere.
Global Diversity Marketing (GDM) has announced that Mark Szollar has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President, Market Development. Mark will be a part of the GDM leadership team, concentrating on new business development.
Mention “Dream Team” and immediately most think of championship sports teams. Businesses can dominate their competition if their team mirrors the characteristics of the most admired competitive athletic or business champions.
Are you willing to seek out diverse talent to grow your business? Ground has been broken for a long overdue Jackie Robinson Museum, in lower Manhattan.
This picture and story appeared in the New York Daily news and received over 62000 likes.
Only in America.
In 2016, 191,000 residents left the state of New York for other areas of the country. This was the largest exodus since 2007.
What do Laurie Hernandez, Shakur Stevenson, and Ibtihaj Muhammad have in common? Each will be representing the United States in the Rio Olympic Games.
Over the last week I've seen, in person and in videos, masses of people walking through the streets focused on finding and capturing these virtual creatures.
I grew up visiting Giants Stadium, watching the Giants and Jets play American Football.
why (in Spanish) the women's Hispanic market should be a vital segment of your marketing plan !!
Leaders in business and sports can create incredible results. In the short term, documenting the results of sports leaders is easier because weekly there is a 1 loss accountability.
The Chinese American Insurance Association (CAIA) honored Eileen McDonnell, chairman and CEO of Penn Mutual at the CAIA annual gala New York on March 10, 2016 in New York.
This past weekend in my town on Long Island, as in towns and cities around the world, traffic was unbearable. Folks were scurrying for last minute gifts and were equally frantic about shopping for the perfect ingredients for their Christmas meal.
Watching the news, more often than not the headline was streaming video from Baltimore or Ferguson or the contentious presidential debates.
The Asian segment is the fastest growing in the U.S. In New York there are now 10 Chinatowns!
U.S. companies and more specifically the insurance industry are facing two major challenges; the decline of white customers and potential employees.
The purpose of this blog is not to gauge your opinion of Colin Kaepernick's insistence not to stand for the national anthem before the San Francisco 49ers football game. Instead I want to throw a spotlight on the magnitude of the movement.
A recent USA Today article cited a study by consulting firm McKinsey and Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's Leanin.org which stated that men are 30% more likely to be promoted from entry level to manager.
Here’s how visionary leaders embrace the notion of diverse markets and fight the ABCs.
They are currently the fastest growing multicultural segment and are projected to grow by 150% by 2050
Yesterday, Ichiro Suzuki, playing the traditional American game, was the first Asian American to reach the 3000 hit plateau. Ichiro is sure to be the first Asian to be introduced into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Please watch this fun video where Jeremy Lin, Steph Curry, and James Harden wish their fans a Happy Lunar New Year.
The U.S. women’s soccer team won the world cup in 2015, a title that the men’s team has never achieved. However, the glory did not come with all the benefits.
Any one of the following misconceptions will dramatically stunt one’s business over the next few years.
I needed to take a New York state life insurance licensing exam. I visited a testing center, “Prometric” in New York city. I've been there many years ago, but yesterday was very different. There were two revelations:
There are a multitude of blogs that provide advice on getting a better night’s rest. If you are running a business, here are questions that will help you do just the opposite. Here are three things that should keep you up at night.
Becky Hammon was a top 15 professional woman’s basketball player. She is the only woman who is coaching in the NBA.
My son Matt and I were recently on a brief Sicilian vacation. During a 3 hour ride from Palermo to Taromina, we received an incredible but somewhat concerning history lesson from our driver Giuseppe.
JEREMY LIN: GOOD AT MATH, BASKETBALL, OR BOTH? HERE’S HOW RACIAL STEREOTYPES HAMPER YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH
Jeremy Shu-How Lin is an American NBA player. He has resurfaced as a media headliner over the past few weeks, as he has been traded from the Houston Rockets to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The New York City 7 subway train, all 11 cars, all 27 concurrent trains on the tracks, is a predictor of the face of America for the next 50 years. Forget the demographics, the census and the experts.
My wife and I have 2 sons; 24 and 20 years old. All four of their grandparents were born in the U.S. and half of their great grand-parents were also born here.
Friday I attended a funeral service for the father of a friend of Chinese descent.
During my career I have traveled to many US cities. I have always found when first meeting business associates the easiest way to creat a “connection” with them is to chat about their local NFL or college football team.