>Cutting the Budget the Easy Way


Arnold Schwarzenegger , “the Terminator”, definitely knows how to cut the budget–with a 2 foot long knife. Yikes!

But all kidding aside, while many critical services were cut to resolve a $42 billion budget deficit in the state of California, Governor Schwartzenegger manages to keep his cool. He posted this video of himself–combining some unique star humor with crowdsourcing–engaging people on new ideas to solve the crisis.

For The Total CIO, this is a great lesson in humility, working on difficult problems (no, not with a knife!), and reaching out to people with humor and passion to get the job done.

Good job Terminator!

>The Total CIO – Honored by CIO Magazine


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What We’re Reading

Blogs and books selected by the staff of CIO magazine from the June 1 issue

POSTED BY: Christine Celli in Best Practices

TOPIC: Applications

BLOG: The Techie Reading List


The Total CIOBy Andy Blumenthal.

Andy Blumenthal, CTO at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, blogs on all things leadership, including the challenges of a being a change agent, bridging the business and IT divide and the importance of being customer-centric.