Frank Koller is an author and former foreign correspondent who spent decades covering economics for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His book, Spark, examines the corporate addiction to layoffs that fueled much unnecessary unemployment since the Great Recession. The book shares lessons from Lincoln Electric, a highly profitable Fortune 1000 multinational company that maintained global dominance in welding for a century without laying off employees. Spark won praise from the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, economists, and unionists. Koller writes for the Huffington Post, PBS-TV’s Making$ense, and MotleyFool, and he lectures across North America. Photo credit and copyright: Courvette/Ottawa.