080904 Population VI (Types)

On September 4, 2008, in All, Daily News, JohnSumser.com, Population, Regionalization, by John Sumser
(September 04, 2008) Thanks for patiently wading through the descriptions of Population Pyramids over the past week. I am struggling to make the idea simple enough for popular consumption. I think that population distribution maps have the potential to be very useful tools in the development of Recruiting Strategy, among other things. Now that we […]
 

080904 Daily Links (Sep 04, 2008)

On September 4, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day:  What will happen when the Retirement age is formally raised to 75? 1020 Placecast serves location-based ads on Eventful This technology is worth watching and understanding. Since Recruiting is fundamentally local, mobile advertising based on geography will be a very obvious growth spot. Where are your clicks coming from? (Geographically speaking) […]
 

080903 Population V

On September 3, 2008, in All, Daily News, Futures, JohnSumser.com, Population, by John Sumser
(September 03, 2008) Here’s an example of a population pyramid (Canada, 1961). The left side is a bar graph that describes the percentage of men in a given age bracket. The right side describes the distribution of women by age. The term “pyramid” refers to the shape of the diagram.   You can see that […]
 

080903 Daily Links (Sep 03, 2008)

On September 3, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Social software tools are not the property of just one part of the organization. A company’s social software strategy needs to integrate all facets of the business. Gannett Pays Tribune $135 Million To Acquire Majority Stake In CareerBuilder Here’s the release. This investment pegs the value of CareerBuilder at $1.35B or […]
 

080902 Bozo Filter

On September 2, 2008, in All, Daily News, Futures, JohnSumser.com, Online Community, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
(September 02, 2008) Good conversations have give and take. It’s hard to do that when there’s a lot of shouting. It’s hard to do that when manners get left at the door. “An ad hominem argument consists of replying to an argument or factual claim by attacking or appealing to a characteristic or belief of […]
 

080902 Daily Links (Sep 02, 2008)

On September 2, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. (Martin Luther King) Let’s Face It, Why Twitter is winning "Twitter is winning not because it has managed its success well but because its competitors have bungled the counterattack. No service has stepped up to offer even […]
 

080829 Daily Links (Aug 29, 2008)

On August 29, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: You don’t need to know anything about trees to see the forest. You need to know everything about trees to use the forest. Does
 

080828 Population IV

On August 28, 2008, in All, Daily News, JohnSumser.com, Population, by John Sumser
(August 28, 2008) Conversation is a difficult standard to achieve online in a public forum. The crossfire reciprocal shouting model in which each commentator is an advocate for a preexisting point of view is good entertainment. It’s really bad conversation. There are not many examples of nuanced movement towards a shared understanding of a new […]
 

080828 Daily Links (Aug 28, 2008)

On August 28, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: It’s the 21st Century, baby. Strengthening the study of computer science. "Recently, our educational outreach group, University Programs, and Diversity and Talent Inclusion teams joined forces to create the Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI). This special institute included an interactive and collaborative CS curriculum, as well as a living-learning residential experience […]
 

080827 Population III

On August 27, 2008, in All, Daily News, Generational Demographics, JohnSumser.com, Population, by John Sumser
(August 27, 2008) I am going to stick with the pyramid idea just a little longer. The theme is so embedded in our world view that it shapes the way we see, imagine and execute our possibilities. The "Recruiting Funnel", where masses of candidates are winnowed down to a select few, is an example of […]