Two intriguing ideas I heard in the past week:
One, a CIO should focus on running the company first, and on running IT second.
Two, swapping CIOs--or executives in any position--can be a virtue in itself, because the change brings in new ideas and thinking.
Those are my characterizations, and they're surely oversimplications. But they're ideas that I took away from talking with two executives, Paul Heller and John Marcante, about a recent executive shuffle at Vanguard, the mutual fund company.
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