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Gregory Sparzo ’93, senior program manager of marketing and business development and adjunct professor at the Rensselaer Hartford campus, has written the book The PWAC Manifesto: Understanding the Skills Gap and Creating a Culture of Competence. The book is an analysis of how the ongoing shortage of skilled, high-achieving “People With A Clue (PWAC)” will impact companies and the economy at large.

“I wrote the PWAC Manifesto when I realized that we were in a profound period of change in the quality of our public education system and in the quantity of high-skilled, value-adding people available to American companies,” says Sparzo. “During my research I learned about the macroeconomic ‘big picture’ issues as well as the microeconomic issues related to the success of individual firms. The next 20 years will be a challenging time for companies who must figure out a way to make their companies a ‘magnet for smart people,’ to retain them and attract new ones. Those that are successful will be able to change the balance of power in their industry,” according to Sparzo.

The book was recently published by PWAC Press. Sparzo, who earned an M.S. in management from Rensselaer in 1993, came up with the idea for the book from one of the courses he was teaching. He was the instructor for the Starting Up A New Venture course offered in the Weekend MBA Class 16.

To learn more about the book and read the PWAC Manifesto Blog, go to http://pwacmanifesto.wordpress.com.
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Volume 3, Number 7, August 28, 2009
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