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‘The Luckiest Man On The Face Of The Earth’

25 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas — On Saturday I accepted my ice bucket challenge in support of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  It was a hot day, the temperature was approaching the 100-degree mark, so what better time to have a bucket of cold water poured on me. For those who delay in accepting your challenge, let me point […] Read more»

eHarmony for Job Seekers? Software Isn’t the Answer

18 June, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Ten years ago, executives at Monster.com and other computerized job boards were smugly predicting the death of retained search as expensive, inefficient relics of a by-gone era. Today, the retained search firms, particularly those in healthcare, are reporting strong growth.  Monster, on the other hand, hired banking and strategic advisors to advise its parent company […] Read more»

Random Thoughts from the Road: When First Class Is Not Really That Classy

11 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
WASHINGTON, DC – Another airline upgrade, another disappointment.  I am still not sure why they call it first class.  Unless you are on a coast-to-coast or an overseas flight, the service you receive is sadly lacking on virtually every US flag carrier except Virgin America. Even before the first class passengers are settled with the […] Read more»