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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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Career Management: An Exercise In Entrepreneurship

31 August, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! The Red Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass   The vast majority of healthcare executives I have interviewed do not see […] Read more»

The “WHY” Question

17 August, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Why do you want to work here? A seven-word question that is one of the most important that a potential employer should ask. That three-letter word “why” is so powerful.  It is amazingly global because it touches on the culture and values of the organization, the candidate’s value proposition — why should we hire you, […] Read more»

Interim Candidate Selection:  A Better Way

24 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas — When selecting an interim executive, there is always the risk of making a bad choice. Too often the decision is based on the resume and the advice, slanted or not, from the interim company executive touting the candidate list.  Frequently these decisions are made at a time of crisis and with a […] Read more»