November 17, 2020

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Technology Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog

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These upcoming ABL Round Tables will be held via ZOOM. Please see your Technology Round Table invitation for the specifics and participation instructions.

December 3 – ABL-Tech OC Zoom Table

December 4 – ABL-Tech SGV Zoom Table

December 11 – ABL-Tech WLA Zoom Table


Blog by Mimi Grant

Using the Purple Tier to Sharpen Your 7 Habits

November 17, 2020:  Just when we were looking forward to “graduating” into California’s COVID-19 “ORANGE Tier,” Governor Newsom pulled an “emergency brake,” sending the residents of 41 California counties – and 94% of its population – back into the “PURPLE Tier.” And just in case you’ve forgotten, that means, for starters: “school campuses that have not yet reopened for in-person instruction will have to continue offering distance learning until infection rates improve.”

For months we’ve heard about the challenges parents are having balancing their own Work from Home, while trying to help their children with their school work. Of course, this particular hardship doesn’t impact all of ABL’s CEO Members, yet chances are strong that it does impact a large number of their employees. So, with a nod to Stephen Covey’s business bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, ABL’s favorite “stretch,” psychiatrist Mark Goulston, MD, provides us with a “silver lining” to the pandemic’s “Purple Time”: behaviors those WFH can share with their kids who are LFH:



Round Tables

Beyond their Round Tables, ABL Members stay connected with each other through the ABL Technology Online. This bi-weekly emailed publication provides Member News and Technology Industry Trends. And, for those interested in the latest in Healthcare IT Member News and Trends, the ABL Healthcare Online is also available.  For a complimentary subscription, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


Vlog by Mimi Grant


Getting Back to Work in the Office

For years, the “future of work” has been on the horizon. And discussed and projected by august groups, like the World Economic Forum, who promoted skills like technology use, monitoring and control, and technology design and programming. But, who knew, we were just one pandemic away from pushing “fast forward” on working from home, and implementing a host of “skills of the future.” CLICK HERE TO WATCH MIMI GRANT’S 2:35-MINUTE VLOG.



>>Cynthia Nelson is Founder and President of NexGen Search Solutions. She founded the company on one simple principle – to deliver the same high-quality retained executive search product, but to only charge clients for time actually spent working on the project, which means they’ll meet the exact same candidates at a fraction of the fee. Each of NexGen’s recruiters are functional experts with a minimum of 10 years of experience. They work in a team of four – Research, Recruiter, Scheduler, and Client Manager. Each team member is a seasoned professional with a proven track record. Prior to founding NexGen Search, in 2007, Cynthia spent 11 years building the West Coast HR search practice for three national search firms, where she recruited effective teams across multiple industries, including technology, financial services, manufacturing, consumer products, life sciences, professional services, and not-for-profit. Cynthia has joined the ABL-Tech OC Round Table.