Blog Articles

Parallel Demise: Vocational Education and American Consumer Economics

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

Since the 1990’s and the advent of our current failed student testing, our focus on vocational education (VocEd) has diminished to that of an “enrichment program” that is placed on the chopping block with art and music programs when budgets get tight. The reality is that this false assumption by school districts has diminished greatly our domestic capabilities in essential professions and driven the price of many essential services exponentially higher. Continue reading “Parallel Demise: Vocational Education and American Consumer Economics”

Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps

CDR Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D., USN(Ret)

This is to honor the finest Fighting Force in the history of humankind on its 242nd birthday.

I actually had the opportunity to attend a number of Marine Corps Balls in my career to honor our sister service in the Department of the Navy. Continue reading “Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps”

Salary Negotiation – Make More Money

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

Spending a great morning supporting Career Connectors, a Phoenix-area non-profit that helps people find the resources that they need in their career search.
Today’s keynote speaker is the amazing Jack Milligan, speaking about techniques for negotiating to maximize your salary offer.
Look for the recap next week at for the synposis and how you can connect to learn more!

Career Connectors provides resources and keynote speakers that help career seekers increase their potential for success. in the last eight years, the organization has helped provide these services to over 25,000 people seeking their next professional career opportunity.
Meeting monthly in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Gilbert, AZ, all Career Connectors events and resources are FREE to attend!

Polish Your Resume – Sep 14th in Scottsdale!

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

How is YOUR resume these days? Is it…

– Current?
– Relevant?
– Formatted for Hiring Managers?
– Provide the right information up front?
– Have qualification and performance keywords?


career connectors

Join us tomorrow at Career Connectors at Highlands Church in N. Scottsdale (one block east of Pima Rd. on Pinnacle Peak) for an informative panel discussion with representatives from the Resume Writers Council of Arizona (RWCA).

Bring your resume to have a FREE evaluation done at the event!

As always, Career Connectors will have hiring companies, LinkedIn and social media coaches, career and finance coaches, and a professional photographer on site at the event.

Yes…all of these services are absolutely F-R-E-E ~ all you have to do is…

  • GET UP

See you there!

“Why” You Do the Things You Do…

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

Have you ever wondered why you question yourself when you do something? …wondered why you did something the way you did? …wondered why you responded or related to someone the way you did? Or have you wondered why you like your profession so much–or don’t like it? There is a reason for that…it is all about “Why.” Continue reading ““Why” You Do the Things You Do…”

The Cost of Ransomware to Healthcare

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

This article is a shared post from the Fortinet Blog site. I work with Fortinet in writing, editing, and offering courses in their exceptional Internet security programs–the only single-vendor, end-to-end security platform scalable from SMBs to global distributed enterprise and service provider networks.

Continue reading “The Cost of Ransomware to Healthcare”

A Glass Castle and Hidden Lives

Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D.

This week’s post is a bit unusual for me–not that there are no lessons to be learned or perspectives to share; rather, it is unusual that I would write what is essentially a movie review an a blog article. Today, though, we saw the movie “The Glass Castle” and I feel that it warrants discussion or, at least, introspection.

Continue reading “A Glass Castle and Hidden Lives”