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December 31, 2010

Bulletproof Your Job
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Worried about your job, or about what the economy might do to your income? Learn about ways to bulletproof your job and increase your security. Then there are some that think the daily schedules used by schools are outmoded and need to be updated. An expert shares how we can fix this problem.
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InfoTrak: Increasing Your Job Security
In todays economy, many Americans are concerned about job security. Stephen Viscusi, career and workplace expert, and author of Bulletproof Your Job believes that a job is a persons most important asset and it should be carefully protected. He outlines steps that workers can take to improve their relationship with their boss, and increase their value to their employer.
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InfoTrak: Time to Learn
Some experts believe that the standard daily schedule in most public schools does not provide enough time for a quality education. Christopher Gabrieli, Co-Chair of the National Center on Time Learning, and co-author of Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods says that an expanded school day would improve math, reading and science scores, while also restoring time for subjects like physical education and the arts.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Stephen Viscusi
Stephen Viscusi is an author, columnist and broadcast journalist in the workplace genre. His new HarperCollins book is titled BULLETPROOF YOUR JOB: 4 Simple Strategies to Ride Out the Rough Times and Come Out On Top at Work. Viscusi has been a featured guest as a career expert on numerous news and entertainment programs including "The Tyra Banks Show," "Inside Edition," "Good Morning America," CBS, ABC, FOX, CNBC news, and many others. Viscusi regularly publishes columns and blogs in The Huffington Post, Divine Caroline and The Ladders. Bulletproof Your Job was positively reviewed in the same week by both Newsweek and Time. The Washington Post refers to Bulletproof Your Job as "Mommy meets Machiavelli" while Publisher's Weekly says, "Viscusi offers a sound strategy for surviving to work another day." Viscusi's expert advice has recently been featured in global magazines including Fortune, Details, the Bottom Line/Personal, Men's Fitness and Money. The Associated Press has carried Viscusi's quotes around the world. He's also been featured in Reader's Digest as well as Liz Smith's nationally syndicated column from The New York Post. Charles Gibson of ABC's "World News with Charles Gibson" calls Viscusi "America's Workplace Guru." Viscusi began his own career as a headhunter and is still involved as a consultant in executive search.

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Christopher Gabrieli
Christopher Gabrieli is an entrepreneur in the business, public policy and non-profit arenas. He is Co-Chairman of the National Center on Time & Learning and the co-founder and Chairman of Massachusetts 2020. Massachusetts 2020 led the first statewide effort in America to expand learning time in public schools. In 2006, ten Massachusetts pioneering public schools in five communities opened their doors with expanded school days in 2007, eight more schools in three additional communities joined them. The National Center on Time & Learning is dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education. The Center conducts research, supports public policy at the local, state and federal level and provides technical assistance to schools, districts and states. Chris began his career as the co-founder of GMIS, a pioneering healthcare software company that became the leader in its field. He spent 15 years as a General Partner of Bessemer Venture Partners, a leading early-stage venture capital firm, where he helped create, finance and build dozens of biotechnology and healthcare companies. Chris serves on numerous civic and university boards. In 2002, he won the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor and came in second in the Democratic primary for Governor of Massachusetts in 2006. Chris lives in Boston with his wife Hilary and their five children.

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