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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

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When Young Came to Town….

11 September, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
His 550-bed teaching hospital and a 586 bed nursing home Erie County Medical Center and Erie County Home (ECMC) – recently separated from Erie County the result of a sale to a new created public benefit corporation – had no bank account and little cash. The heavily unionized workforce was not tuned in to accountability or the importance of productivity. Excessive benefits drove wage/salary and benefit costs to Read more»

BIG IDEA: Secondary References Can Be Dangerous

27 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
As soon as you give up the name of a former colleague to an interviewer, you have just provided a Secondary Reference. If this person does not remember you, or if they did not think highly of you, well...you may have opened a whole can of worms that could kill your chances of employment. Read more»

BIG IDEA: 7 Important Resume Hints

23 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS, Texas -- The quality of resumes flowing into executive recruiters and corporate employment offices is mediocre and slipping lower with each passing year. To be honest, executive recruiters are historically fussier about resumes than HR departments or the average outplacement consultant. Read more»