From Houston CEO roundtables of at least 15-20 each: 2010 will look just like 2009. In addition, this week’s Houston Business Journal issues offers this dour news…most CEOs don’t see the recovery until FOUR more years. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not here to be Debbie Downer..just the opposite. In this new world economy, there will be new winners and losers. The trick will be to determine who those new winners are and how to hitch to their wagon. New winners in business will be healthcare, particularly elder care, education, biotechnology, and green anything and everything. Our challenge will be to innovate and invigorate our businesses to ensure that we are meeting the needs of these new winners and how they will be doing business in this new economy and in the future. We will need to pool our resources (our brains!!!), combine our talents and plan strategic ways to collaborate productively and profitably. As the old adage states, necessity is the mother of invention. We can and will find a way to do this…and have a great time in the process!