From Fortune comes this gem of a headline, which I plan to enlarge and post on my wall:
Obama’s efficiency expert
The story is equally humorous. Here’s the reporter’s description of Jeff Zients, President Obama’s efficiency czar (emphasis is mine):
The 43-year-old Zients — Obama-like in his youth, drive, and intellect – built his career at two Washington-area consulting firms, the Advisory Board Company and the Corporate Executive Board.
I guess that means we can count on Mr. Zients for some hope and change as he tries to improve the efficiency of the continually expanding behemoth bureacuracy known as the federal government. In the understatement of the year, a former colleague of Zients describes his task this way:
“I imagine there’s a tremendous amount of complexity getting your hands around something like the government.”
Gee, ya think? And it’s particularly tough when your boss is the very person who keeps expanding the bureaucracy you’re supposed to improve. I give Mr. Zients one year before be packs it in to pursue other opportunities and spend more time with family.
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