090203 Techie Links

On February 3, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything. What the Web knows about youMany states publish scanned documents that include lots of personal information. Your deed and mortgage, with signatures and SSNs may well be online.   10 Recruiting Lessons That You Can Learn From the Super BowlLesson # 9 – It takes […]
 

090202 Mostly Craig Links

On February 2, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “Google feels like ours (even though it legally belongs to its shareholders)… Weblogs feel like their ours while online columns do not. The Mac feels like it’s ours… Craigslist feels like ours…”  David Weinberger When Talking About Business Models, Remember That Profits Equal Revenues Minus Costs The VC behind Twitter and […]
 

HCM Investors Conference Recap

On January 30, 2009, in All, Daily News, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
HCM Investors Conference (Jan.30, 2009) Las Vegas is not my favorite place. Like most resorts, it’s crowded, noisy and distracting. Unfortunately, Vegas, like Orlando and San Diego are great places for a conference. The trade shows would be much more convenient for me if they were all held in San Francisco. While I’m getting fonder […]
 

090130 Odd Links

On January 30, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: No great writer ever did well in college. One Word Microblogging forces you to be precise. Here’s a list of phrases  that can be said in one word. Recruitfest The only unconference with a drum circle, Recruitfest is back and annexed  to the goings on at Kennedy, Las Vegas Is the […]
 

090129 Global Links

On January 29, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For the Day: No American President ever lived and died under the same flag. The United States has always grown and changed over the course of a lifetime. It;s the same with other countries. Smart Mobs In China How the internet makes local, independent justice possible. A little spooky. Local citizens investigate and correct […]
 

Enticing Entice Labs

On January 29, 2009, in All, Employment Branding, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Entice Labs (Jan 30, 2009) This week, I had the good fortune to spend time with a number of CEOs in the Human Capital Industry. Deb McGrath, who runs HR.com, hosted a simultaneous event for the community that invests in the Human Capital Marketplace. More about the conference tomorrow. I spent about an hour with […]
 

090128 Inflection Links

On January 28, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: What is the economy without growth? How would the sacrifice be distributed? Search Firms Must Innovate, But Will They? How are you innovating your way out of the recession? What Would Google Do? Demonization is always preceded by deification. There is no better predictor of the end of Google’s run than […]
 

Job Boards Revisited 3

On January 28, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Job Boards Revisited 3 (Jan 28, 2009) There are several major variables moving through the job board industry right now Job scrapers (like Indeed and SimplyHired) are rapidly growing into positions of dominance. They are currently 40% of the top five job boards and account for half of the industry’s growth in traffic. Their price […]
 

Job Boards Revisited 2

On January 27, 2009, in All, Futures, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Job Boards Revisited 2 (Jan 27, 2009) The job boards are often maligned, mismanaged and misunderstood. Several recent tidbits create an opportunity for a review. The December Comscore rankings tell a big story. Monster’s database was hacked again. The questions about the value of job boards are increasingly loud (see here and here) This table […]
 

Job Boards Revisited 1

On January 26, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Job Boards Revisited 1 (Jan 26, 2009) The Monster database was hacked again. According to a variety of sources (here, here and here), Monster.com posted the warning about the breach on Friday morning and does not plan to send e-mails to users about the issue. The same attacks affected the USA.gov job board as well. […]