John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Michael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third WorldMichael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World Next up on my reading list. Lewis, author of Liar's Poker, The Big Short and Money B


Tough Ethical and Policy Challenges in Healthcare

14 April, 2014 Posted by Becky Pearce
"The first American who will live to be 125 has already been born," she predicted. This eventuality will pose significant ethical and moral challenges for hospitals, Medicare, Social Security, and corporate retirement plans. Read more»

Epic Battle In Pittsburgh: SEIU Versus UPMC

4 April, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
There is an epic battle raging in Pittsburgh.  Not surprisingly, that city’s 900-pound aggressive healthcare gorilla, UPMC, is at center stage. On the other side, equally not surprisingly, is SEIU, also known as the Service Employees International Union.  They are demanding that the $10.2 billion UPMC become the wage leader for the community, much in […] Read more»

Leading As History Repeats

31 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
The role of a health system chief executive today will be markedly different within 10 years.   The oft-used phrase in healthcare, “We need to focus on our core business,” will take on a radical new meaning. Today the end game for healthcare leadership is the financial sustainability of brick and mortar hospitals while trying to […] Read more»