What’s Dennis Reading – January 9th

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading:

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Visualize This: Flu Season At Work” by The Editors of TheWeek.com

How much does coming to sick work cost companies and affect business? TheWeek.com creates a handy visual to understand the overall affect that the flu has on corporate America.

Surviving Disruption” by Maxwell Wessel and Clayton Christensen

In life, the addition of “disrupters” means the elimination of the legacy business (ex: The ability to have GPS on cell phones has eliminated a large amount of people who would have invested in a GPS machine). How do we make sure that we are properly selling the legacy business so that it becomes hard to disrupt by other quick fixes?

Dropouts: College’s 37-Million-Person Crisis- and How to Solve It” by Anya Kamenetz

Student Success Is More Than a Numbers Game” by Andrew Barbour

There are currently 37 million Americans who have college experience but no degree to show for it. If these individuals could earn their degree, it would be a big boost for the economy and help fill positions in the 60% of US jobs that require a college education. If cost isn’t the largest factor for these dropouts, what is?

Let Dennis know if you are reading the same articles or if you have questions/comments about what he is reading!

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