In response to the
“Is the talent
Debate goes on
NO. There are people out there looking for
jobs, but employers are not willing to pay what
the position deserves. Employers are looking
to pay the price they used to when we first
came out of the 2008 recession, and then complain that they are not getting the right candidates. Meanwhile, those positions are posted
for months because the right people will not
take a look at them.
Joaquin Quiroz Jr.
YES. There is too much emphasis in secondary schools on how critical it is to get that college degree. That’s not the answer for all
students. K– 12 programs need to partner with
business/industry to establish on-site training
and apprenticeship curricula. More emphasis
should be focused (starting in elementary
school) on developing skills needed for the
NO. There is no talent shortage in the IT
industry. The corporations just want H-1B
visas to get cheaper workers into the U.S. so
they can turn larger profits.
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YES. Just because you have a college degree
does not mean you have talent.
Nancy Heinrich Didden
Stan Lee is a marvel
The response to the December 2015 Stan Lee
cover story (“Marvel man”) was off the charts.
We received thousands of responses, some motivated by the chance to win a signed copy of his
book Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir, while many other fans simply
wanted to express their appreciation for the story.
Here are just a few.—Editor
I was hooked at 4 years old, “borrowing”
my older brother’s comic books (carefully
returning them before he got home from
school), analyzing every page. I had a dialogue running through my head, but I
couldn’t read what was written on these
amazing pages. I convinced my brother and
sister to teach me to read, and before I turned
5 I had read every one of my brother’s hundreds of comic books several times.
Thank you, Stan Lee, for inspiring me
I love Stan Lee. I have been reading his
comics since I was five. I wish I had hidden
them from my mom, who saw fit to clean out
my room and got rid of my treasured comics.
Thanks to Stan Lee for being a part of
developing my creative, imaginative mind!
I am a big fan of the amazing Stan “The
Man” Lee. If it wasn’t for the characters and
world he created, I wouldn’t be where I am
today. When I was in school I had a hard time
learning because of my disabilities, and many
people said that I was most likely going to fail
high school. It made me sad and frustrated, but
one day I picked up a comic book about the
X-Men and I was taught that, no matter what
people say about me, I can still accomplish
anything. I love the universe he has created.
Los Angeles, California
Mr. Stan Lee is the creator of many of my
most beloved childhood heroes. As a slightly
socially awkward child, losing myself in his
comics was a pleasure I looked forward to
every chance I got. Excelsior!
We love the Amazing Fantastic Incredible
Stan Lee! We love Costco for offering this
The great interview with Stan Lee [was]
like chatting with a successful uncle who shared
wisdom by just being genuine. Thank you for
creating interesting tidbits in your [magazine]
beyond merely just presenting merchandise.
John R. Aguilar
Our dog’s name is Stan Lee. I love it when
people ask his name, and the ones who know
smile; then I say he’s our little superhero.
As a physician and a pediatrician with
three children, I was distraught when I read the
article in the December issue [“How to catch a
cold or the flu”]. [The writer] failed to mention
the most important advance in medicine: the
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