I recently took the opportunity to send one of my clients and one of my youngest entrepreneurial friends a good book: “Ready? The 3Rs of Preparing Your Organization for the Future” by Thomas Malnight , Tracey Keys and Kees van der Graaf. The book is both an incredible eye-opener and an utter blast to read. Concise, short and to the point and loaded with good practices and examples.
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It’s hardly a secret that my first and foremost passion is spotting and flourishing talents in organizations. With ROI on Talent I’ve turned my mission into my life’s work.

Each year, in May, the Alliance for Talent Development hosts the International Conference and Exposition. Travelling between six major cities and their huge conferences centers it’s a learn fest without peer. ICE is huge and overwhelming and dauntingly so if you’re a freshman attendee. Some facts and figures: 9.800 attendees, 2.200 from WOUSA (World Outside USA), four days, three keynotes, 14 concurrent sessions with about 27 sessions in parallel to choose from in 9 different tracks. Mind you: this is only the conference side of the equation, the exposition showcases many institutions and software solutions: with all of the blitz, pomp and glitter of a world fair.