He wants Subjects, Verbs and Objects

Nice interview with Richard Andersen, CEO of Delta Airlines, in today’s NY Times, “He wants Subjects, Verbs and Objects” . He talks about the importance of communication skills and the dangers of Powerpoint –people get used to talking in bullets and begin to lose the ability to formulate complete sentences.

Another interesting snippet is about hiring: when hiring at management or executive level, he tends to ask people to talk about the last three or four books they’ve read, what they learned from them and what motivated the choice of book.

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