A Trip Down Euromemory Lane – Paul Krugman – NYTimes.com

Paul Krugman, Laureate of the Sveriges Riksban...

Paul Krugman, Laureate of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2008 at a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Outside the Berlaymont building of the Europea...

Outside the Berlaymont building of the European Commission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a must-read, short article, from liberal, Nobel prize-winning, economist,  Paul Krugman, writing in his NYT blog. Check it out!

via A Trip Down Euromemory Lane – NYTimes.com.

The article simply quotes two former important European policy-makers. The impact is truly stunning.

On the positive side, I believe that the current teams at the European Commission and the European Central Bank truly understand the magnitude of the risks and how to effectively mitigate. Unfortunately, the politicians and Germany’s Constitutional Court may become roadblocks.

As has been highlighted many times on this blog, the political leaders are light on strategy and strong on political quick fixes.

Unless Europe follows a radical strategy, the Euro must be dismantled, causing uncharted levels of economic, social and political pain.

Thoughts?

Is It Time to “Repot” Your Career? | Stanford Graduate School of Business

This is an outstanding, must-read, article from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

via Is It Time to “Repot” Your Career? | Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Over the last thirty years, I have mentored and coached dozens of colleagues, friends and family on the time to “repot”.

The challenge is to get the candidate to listen and research, rather than rush to simplistic conclusions. Unfortunately, too many people invest an enormous amount of effort into marketing ‘Me too!’

The article focuses on five core themes:

  1. Know when it’s time to change
  2. Seek support & commit to a new direction
  3. Embrace uncertainty & tune out the noise
  4. Network broadly & tap those networks
  5. Synthesize your experience to make a difference

Thoughts?