Cary Jones, CFI

Director of Loss Prevention

What is the biggest Value IAI Brings to the industry?

Assuredness. Both from the information the person gathers from IAI and CFI, and from the employer, knowing the employee has the information available to do the right thing.

Can you identify a learning opportunity you recently participated in that you thought was dynamite? Why was it so valuable to you?

I think every day is a learning opportunity. For example, I am helping coach a ten year old football team here in Texas. You see technology impact their learning curve, where they are doing things we didn’t do in football until college. You can assign them virtual assignments (which they understand) using an online video service to break down game film and grade them, you can have them play their own position in Madden to learn how they impact the game.

What Book are you reading right now?

Teamwork: What Must Go Right; What can go Wrong.

If you could trade places for a day with anyone in the industry, who would it be? Why?

The store LP Agent stopping his first shoplifter or doing his first internal interview. Because it is easy to take for granted what you have had the opportunity to learn.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you bring?

Gilligan did not get to choose what he brought to the island. The thought should be you need to get off the island with whatever you have. The reality shows that let you bring things, aren’t reality.