Every now and then an article grabs my attention 0 and I think – you know I should write something about that.

The writing of course should be taken at a moment in time – it is not (yet) something for posterity.

With some software changes that have taken place my computer recently I thought I would clean out my class folder and share with you some of the links I have been saving up over the past three or four weeks and not yet posted.

Enjoy

Why most company emails are worthless – CBS News.

The Tipping Point – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

J.C. Penney stock falls after Michael Francis ousted as president – Dallas Business Journal.

Francis will not leave J.C. Penney totally empty handed. He was paid a one-time signing bonus of $12 million and had a base salary of $1.2 million. Francis was also given 1 million shares of restricted stock.

Who will be Microsoft’s Tim Cook? | asymco.

RIM chiefs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie’s best quotes | Technology | guardian.co.uk.

I, Cringely » Blog Archive IT class warfare — Its not just IBM ~ I, Cringely – Cringely on technology.

5 Toxic Beliefs That Ruin Careers | Inc.com.

Bob Barker | How Robert Scoble, Technologist/Blogger/Videographer, uses social media.

Answer – Skills Gap.

Everywhere I look companies are recruiting. Everywhere I look – people are seeking work. But the overlap of the two venn diagrams is not a big one. That said, there are plenty of people that do have the capabilities that aren’t being picked up. That is more of a conundrum. It might be that they don’t really want to do the job for which they are uniquely qualified – on the other hand, it might be the people doing the recruiting – don’t see the latent talent.

This is the resume problem. What have you done – not what do you know, how can you add value to the process in question. These qualitative questions aren’t fully explored – you have to leap the tall building in a single bound to get to the interview. And at the interview they are obviously seeking people that can design machines to help people leap tall buildings in a single bound.

But beyond that, for U.S. companies to become and remain competitive, they will need to find people who are not just trained in, familiar with, or comfortable with these ever-transforming technologies, but also those with the entrepreneurial drive to conceive of practical, productive — and profitable — uses for them.

Full Article : If Unemployment Is So High, Why Is Hiring So Hard?

Written By : Robert Moritz – Harvard Business Review.

Someone recently asked me if I could produce a Fractal Rainbow for them.

Clarification – I don’t make Fractals – I use them as an analogy for business. BUT – got me to thinking. For a while now been wrestling for a good way to publish to my Blogs using my IPad – and this is my latest experiment on that front.

At the same time – I have found a video called Rainbow Fractals that I share with you now as a delight and joy to behold.

What is really cool is how easy it was for this video to be embedded into this post using Blogsy on my iPad.



Blogsy costs just $4.99 to allow a rich interface to publish to a raft of platforms that for me means I have a better WordPress interface than the client provided by WordPress AND I can publish to Tumblr using the same interface – and though I don’t use them Drupal, Jooma and a host of others.

Seriously – what is not to love ?

Back in the day I used to get truly annoyed by the fact that HR people had no understanding of the business a company was in. Likewise MarCom people who felt they could make a living by knowing how something got printed – not by how they TRULY messaged the story in the copy across all the vehicles. Accountants that new how to add up – but couldn’t recognize a database if it jumped out and attacked them.

It seems like not a lot has changed. Click through for the fill article.

These kind of sobering stats led me to ask the question: are marketers becoming digital dinosaurs? Is there a correlation between the low number of marketers who are digital and the low number of marketers who do digital?