Obama's First Priority: Hiring the Right People

If the President-elect fumbles in putting together a team, his ability to meet the other challenges facing the U.S. will be compromised

With Barack Obama moving to take charge as the President-elect of the U.S. in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Job No. 1 for him is to make great people decisions when picking the members of his team. No other single, controllable factor will have a larger impact in the coming years over the U.S., and to a significant extent, around the globe.

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