The Twitter Revolution

The Twitter Revolution (Mar 24, 2009) It’s no small irony that I write this note from my office in Bodega Bay, CA. This place is known for its assortment of unique avian inhabitants. The reputation was enough to convince Alfred Hitchcock to film the classic move about birds right here. Twittering, the squawking that frightened […]
 

090324 New Services Links

On March 24, 2009, in All, Daily Links, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: ““Fall down seven times. Stand up eight”- Japanese proverb via Dennis Smith Splits.org Recruiters helping recruiters. 2 days old, still in beta, 2 sendouts in process. Bootstrapping the scrappy small business end of the industry. Jason Davis executes another brainstorm with Miles Jennings. Based on the use of the #splits hashtag. […]
 

090323 Future Is Now Links

On March 23, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “The first huge dustup is the first sign that an online community is going to survive.” “http://startuplessonslearned.blogspot.com/2008/09/lean-startup.html”>Lean Startup “The Lean Startup is a disciplined approach to building companies that matter. It’s designed to dramatically reduce the risk associated with bringing a new product to market by building the company from the […]
 

090320 Attention Links

On March 20, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “Here’s the difference between so called passive and active candidates. The price of the attention of a passive candidate is higher than the price for an active candidate. (Obviously, it’s a spectrum, not a binary distinction)” Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com v2.11 Spam Police Thinking about the value and use of attention in […]
 

090319 New Stuff Links

On March 19, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “Sometimes, the initial fruits of success look exactly like failure.” Work Strong Peter Weddle’s blog on finding work and getting more satisfaction from it is a breath of fresh air. It’s a boomer ethic complement to Brazen Careerist. Google Page Rank Explained As social software takes full root, it’s useful to […]
 

Future’s So Bright II

On March 18, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, Social Software, by John Sumser
The Future’s So Bright II (March 18, 2009) Can you recall the emergence of Google? The financial crash had hit its bottom, the recovery was moving slowly. The ashes of the dotcom era included high rolling Search Engines like AltaVista, Lycos and Northernlight. These companies indexed the web and provided great search results. But, they […]
 

090318 Hiring Links

On March 18, 2009, in All, Daily Links, Employment Branding, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “Hire slowly. Fire quickly” – Zappos McKinsey: What Matters: Organization From well outside of the bounds of conventional HR comes this McKinsey package of articles about Talent Futures. They were, you’ll remember, the source of the original “War for Talent” meme. Of particular note: The new talent imperative and Netting young employees. Portrait […]
 

Future’s So Bright

On March 17, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Social Software, by John Sumser
(The Future’s So Bright) I Gotta Wear Shades (March 17, 2009) Twitter, twitter everywhere and not a drop to drink. Stealing a line from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a useful way to begin to unravel the terrors of the deep blue sea that is social media. Like the intrepid land lubbers who […]
 

090317 Twitter Links

On March 17, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “While the need for talent is the same all over the world, different locations are currently facing very different challenges.” 5 Steps to model successful Twitter users Find role models, look at their quantitative performance, emulate them, measure yourself. Twitter Friends Quantitative measures of your Twitter performance. Nice model for good […]
 

Five Things HR Can Do

Five Things HR Can Do (March 13, 2009) The line between HR Basher and patriotic critic is lost on some. While many seasoned HR professionals are an active part of their company’s strategy design and execution, many more are not. I spoke with a colleague last night who said, there are three types of HR […]