Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Current Economic Crisis: A Translation for the Rest of Us

There is an organization called HSM Global, maybe you have heard of them. They have been around for more than 20 years and among other things, produce some of the most well respected world-class business conferences on the planet.

On October 16th, they hosted a conference in New York called the World Finance and Economy Summit - talk about timing!

The conference featured speakers such as: Martin Feldstein, Jeremy Siegel, Barton Biggs, and Alan Greenspan as well as Carly Fiorina.

Since the audiences we serve are similar, HSM came to ExecuNet and asked us if we would prepare an executive summary of the conference for their attendees. We were happy to do it.

The summary was written by ExecuNet Vice President & Executive Editor Lauryn Franzoni. After I had read it and despite the fact that she is an over-the-top Redskins fan I was blown away at how she was able to take the comments of these icons and turn them into a document that someone like me could easily understand (and we are talking here about someone whose last math course was in the 8th grade.)

In any case, we shared this document with our membership as we felt it would provide much needed clarity to a situation of interest to us all, and since we spend a lot of time telling members that the currency of networking is information and that truly effective networking is about giving and not getting, we wanted to try and continue to lead by example.

The title of the executive summary is Understanding the Current Economic Crisis and What to do About it.

If you are interested in reading it, you need only click here.

1 comment:

John Yenney said...

Thank you for sharing and the article is excellent, well balanced and has a great deal of depth.

Our organization UMS Healthcare is fortunate to be in the healthcare recruitment sector and is seeing growth so we will see how all this plays out over the next three years.

John Yenney
VP UMS Healthcare