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05/24/14
Watch-outs. 55. Retirement Calculators, Patent troll Actions, thoughts on Better Decision-making
Filed under: Mentoring, Mature professionals, Legal matters, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 7:52 am

Despite our daily pressures, realize it or not we are
working for our family’s benefit and our later years.
One finding reviews tools to forecast and predict
what retirement might be for each of us.

Another finding talks about how states are dealing with
recent patent law changes and the evolution of patent
trolls.

For those in important decision making positions
and who aspire to them, we report on factors that
affect decision making.

A bonus reference about manners is added at the end.

RETIREMENT NUMBERS
SOURCE:  L. Moyer, WSJ 5-24-14, B7-B9, “Calculating
your retirement.”

There are so many variables for calculating estimates
of whether you are on track and when you should
retire.  Add to that the uncertainty of all the assumptions
that should be considered.  Moyer reports on at least
8 on-line calculators and offers suggestions on SS
income, current and predicted savings and expenses,
life expectancy, inflation and rates of return.
At some point all of us will be doing this.  This is
a worthwhile reference point.

PATENT TROLLS
SOURCE:  R. Simon and A. Loten, WSJ 5-22-14, B6.
States revise laws to curb patent trolls
Recognizing the US Senate is not dealing effectively
with legal maneuvers of entities affecting use of
ATMs, email tools on fax machines and many others,
states are addressing perceived abuses of demand
letters from companies whose core is licensing and
litigating patents.

EXECUTIVE BRAIN DECISION MAKING
SOURCE:  A. Blackman, WSJ and Advisory.com
4-28-14, R1,R2  “Executive Brain“  2 
Deadlines and pressure limit thinking processes.
Finding resources to promote focus and relaxation
release our brain’s emotional centers to make better
decisions, the author writes.  Uncertainty exaggerates
and restricts thinking.activity.
An adjacent article offers lightening the workload
is a worthwhile behavioral adjustment. [A Dizik]

BONUS:  Mary Mitchell, “Modern Manners
Contains thoughtful reminders and thinking behind the
action to help us behave and act professionally.

One Response to “Watch-outs. 55. Retirement Calculators, Patent troll Actions, thoughts on Better Decision-making”

  1. site admin Says:


    Dealing with strong international competition for profitable
    therapies and realizing short term monopoly patents provide
    brings out clever tactics.
    Some of them are technical nuances; some of them legal
    maneuvers, as described in “Free Exchange

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