Archive for November, 2009

24
Nov

Update 11-24-09: I’ve been keeping track of a number of firms that have been downsizing for quite some time, and here is one snapshot. For more information, read on below. Aneil Original Post 10-14-09: The French business magazine, Business Digest, recently interviewed us as part of their profile of publication this spring in the MIT […]

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21
Nov

Our son, Jack, loves the Alex Rider books by Anthony Horowitz.  Maggie has read and enjoyed them, as well.  So, when we learned that Mr. Horowitz would be at our local Schuler’s book store, we just had to go.  We bought his new book, Crocodile Tears, the day that it came out (2 days earlier) […]

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20
Nov

If I had a nickel for every time I’m asked to provide help on resumes, I could retire easily.  Karen and I have provided feedback to more students, friends, and alumni than we can count over the years — all for free.  We’re both simply too busy to keep doing this as much as we’re […]

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19
Nov

Update 11-19-09: Here’s a review of the driving experience of the Chevy Volt from the New York Times: Unlike many electrics, including the Tesla Roadster, the Volt’s electric drive has no whine. The car feels solid and planted on the road. Clicking the Sport button on the dashboard releases a bit more oomph than when […]

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18
Nov

I met Virginia Tyler when she was a participant in my Health Care Leadership executive education program a couple of years ago at the University of Michigan.  She not only was a great leader in my classroom, but we’ve kept in touch since then, continuing a lively conversation about health care policy and outcomes and […]

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15
Nov

Here are some excerpts of a fascinating interview with Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. in the New York Times: Q. Let’s talk about hiring. A. There are a number of things that are really important to me. One — and people laugh that I have this philosophy — is that you only hire Tiggers. […]

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5
Nov

As regular readers of this blog will know, I’m not shy about expressing my likes and dislikes, especially when it comes to customer service.  I’m happy to report that AT&T Wireless, which in my case is our cell phone/mobile phone (pick your term depending on what country you live in) provider and has been for […]

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3
Nov

I’m still not as big a fan of of David Brooks as I used to be before he wrote a column back in August of 2008.  Nonetheless, I did agree with much of what he had to say in his New York Times essay yesterday.  (That is, once I waded through the first part of […]

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