Do the Exit Interview First; The Five Hour Rule; IT Predictions; Econ Recon: What’s Waiting for Trump

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do the Exit Interview FIRST

Most CEOs know that job tenure is far less today than the “lifetime employment” of generations past; and if so, why not find out what the prospect intends to do AFTER they leave your employment. That’s what LinkedIn’s head of recruiting was challenged to do by his CEO. Maybe you could too. Check out this short article that makes the case that you should do the exit interview FIRST!

The Five Hour Rule

“Winners do things others don’t.” If you’re looking for an edge in 2017, try this rule that Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey and others have found to be indispensable. Is five hours per week too high a price to pay for success?

2017 IT Predictions

It’s only two weeks into the New Year and we’re still in the “Prediction Phase” where experts (real and imagined) are making calls on the state of things twelve months hence. When it comes to the IT world, former PC World Columnist and PBS Technology commentator Robert X. Cringely not only offers a set of forecasts each January but also reviews his predictions from the prior year in his “I, Cringely” technology blog.

Cringely is an astute commentator not only on technology but on the business of technology Take a few minutes for his two page analysis of what lies ahead . Required reading for those who need to know what will be happening in the turbulent world of IT.
While you’re at it, here’s a new way for you to think about how the IT function in your company is organized.

Econ Recon: What’s Waiting for Trump……

Every president must make the best of the economy they inherit. This Bloomberg article provides an interesting overview not only of the economy that Trump will inherit, but how it compares to other presidents as they began their first term.  Great graphic overview…..check it out.

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