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Retired CIOs: 5 Rewarding Second Acts
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yalanand
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11/29/2014 | 4:05:14 AM
Re: many lessons for all
@pedro: I second Sunita's opinion as well, CIO's. especially the retired ones should teach and guide other people in making better decisions when talking about a business framework in the company.
yalanand
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11/29/2014 | 4:03:07 AM
Re: Ultimate 'second act' was Steve Jobs
I have also heard that he was whimsical and easily hired and fired anyone, so much so that people were afraid to meet him in the office elevators, and say something wrong infront of him.
Alison_Diana
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11/25/2014 | 12:04:24 PM
SCORE
I have been a long-time admirer of SCORE, a group that puts together retirees as mentors with startups and small businesses. SCORE gives free advice on everything from business planning to funding to finding board members, and has a local presence all around the country. It's a great way to tap experts in many, many fields such as accounting, marketing, PR, HR, IT, and anything else a company needs, without shelling out cash. SCORE allows retirees to stay active in the business world while, obviously, providing invaluable advice to those running or starting a company.
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11/24/2014 | 10:37:57 AM
Re: many lessons for all
@ sunita.  that is a good point.  The experience and knowledge CIOs have really prepares them to be mentors.  Such mentors will impact how the new generation of leaders would manage their organizations and its people. 
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11/23/2014 | 10:26:45 PM
Re: Ultimate 'second act' was Steve Jobs
His termination of CyberDoga and OpenDoc were crucial and the real turning point came when he decided to purchase NEXT.
SunitaT0
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11/23/2014 | 10:21:49 PM
Re: many lessons for all
@Pedro: Experience helps all. Maybe if the retired CIOs can become a help in guiding newer CIO's for the company, that would be great. Think about this, a technically updated CIO plus the experience he/she got from the retiring CIO guidelines.  
Charlie Babcock
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11/21/2014 | 8:24:11 PM
Ultimate 'second act' was Steve Jobs
These are great examples, David, but no matter what I may have said about Apple in the past, the ultimate second act was Steve Jobs getting fired, then coming back as CEO to lead the company to new heights.
Laurianne
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11/21/2014 | 3:14:45 PM
Code for America
IW contributor Jonathan Feldman notes that Code for America and other groups doing govt. projects would love to have your expertise, retired IT leaders. It's also a good way to network if you're between IT jobs, as one of our readers recently noted.
David F. Carr
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11/21/2014 | 2:50:09 PM
And remember, if you need a CIO / entertainer
Ron Bianchi was busy unpacking from a move when I pressed him into spending some time on the phone to tell his story. Keep him in mind if you have a need for a voiceover actor who happens to know a lot about IT management or can cast him in some other starring role.
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11/21/2014 | 12:13:55 PM
many lessons for all
I think there is a lesson here that applies to those individuals that aren't close to the retirement age.  That we must reinvent ourselves when there is a huge change in our lives.  Also, that the skill gained in the IT environment can be transferable to other sectors of society as well.  Also, retirements does not mean doing nothing, but finding ways to add value to our lives and others in a new stage of life.


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