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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

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CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION: Airlines, Hospitals Face Challenges

8 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
The CEO of a major airline that is in the early stages of merging two very diverse operations and cultures, recently bragged about how good things were going, much better than expected, certainly better than the United/Continental union which hit some large speed bumps over the last 18 months. His company is profitable.  If you […] Read more»

Traditional Outplacement: One Candidate’s Experience

22 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Rebecca was devastated.  Losing her job had been a constant thought in the back reaches of her mind given healthcare reform and her hospital’s focus on reducing operating expenses, but she was always reassured by colleagues.  She was a top performer with great performance reviews. But when the unexpected meeting with her boss came, the […] Read more»

Healthcare Workers: It Is Time For A Little Honesty

20 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
To the employees of healthcare providers throughout America: It is time to be truly honest with yourself.  It may mean the difference between keeping your job or losing it. Do you like change?  If the answer is an emphatic no, or perhaps the more benign, “no, not really” then ask yourself — again, be honest […] Read more»