Commentary

Inquiring about salary and benefits early in the interview process is a cardinal mistake for a job seeker. It is one of the primary reasons prospective jobs are lost prematurely. It sends a negative signal to the employer that you are more interested in yourself...

On February 17, 2009, President Barack H. Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), commonly referred to as the federal stimulus package. As summarized in our Legal News Alert issued on February 18, 2009, a significant portion of the...

Is it true that we're able to reach the same number of users in shorter and shorter time frames with each new technology. It certainly seems so when compared to the decades it took to get the telephone and electricity out to the world....

Last week, I was with 200-some managing partners of public accounting firms at Winning is Everything in Las Vegas, USA. At the same time, Thomas Friedman was with top government, finance and economic officials (plus a bunch of really rich and/or famous people) at the...

These are truly troubled times. Perhaps we are seeing the most difficult challenges across our country and our world that any of us will ever see. These challenges are both professional and personal. They impact our good work, our personal aspirations, and what we hope...

Robert Merrill, a columnist and software entrepreneur, discusses the ins and outs of software development. About a decade ago, a major upheaval began in the software development community about the most efficient development process. There are two basic approaches, Waterfall and Agile. Today, both are...