Archive for April, 2012

30
Apr

This Inc. article reminds me of a couple of great bosses I have had, but Bruce is the one I have been thinking about lately.  I can’t seem to find him on LinkedIn.com and don’t know what happened to him after I left Johnson Controls. Bruce was my boss when I was in sales at […]

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27
Apr

We have a little friend, Preston, who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  Preston is 4 and is our neighbor.  We met him when he was trick-or-treating with his sisters, Abby and Stephanie.  Our 17-year old daughter Maggie introduced herself to them and offered to babysit.  I asked her why she offered to babysit them […]

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26
Apr

I haven’t used Groupon in quite some time.  Their deals are for stuff I don’t need or use for the most part.  Clearly, the company’s efforts to target market to me aren’t working. I shouldn’t be surprised given the many problems that Groupon has been having.  This CEO’s latest effort to right the ship appears […]

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25
Apr

I’ve given plenty of unpaid help to people looking to improve their professional communications over the years, mostly to my students looking for feedback on their resumes, but also to friends and colleagues who wanted to improve their resumes, cover letters, academic manuscripts, and other important written communications.  I’ve received such help myself as well […]

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17
Apr

Here’s a good news story you certainly don’t see everyday: OMGPOP — the creator of the popular Draw Something game available for both iPhone and Android — was sold last month for $210 million to social gaming company Zynga Inc. This was a huge boon to the once-struggling start-up that was close to going bust, according to Fortune. A few […]

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15
Apr

You know how much I love my local Starbucks, and they would never tell you this, but yesterday, I saw them share their thanks with a man in uniform.  His uniform said U.S. Army on it and he was standing right in front of me in line. As he stepped up to the counter to […]

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12
Apr

According to CareerCast.com, as reported in today’s Wall Street Journal, here are the best jobs of 2012: CareerCast.com, a career web site owned by Adicio Inc. ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook. The firm used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

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10
Apr

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Toyota is in the process of streamlining its R&D process: TOYOTA CITY, Japan—Toyota Motor Corp. 7203.TO +1.51% said Monday that it has reorganized its vehicle-development system in order to speed decision making, cut costs and better appeal to car buyers world-wide. The changes to core engineering and design programs bolster the […]

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4
Apr

Update 4-10-12: Here are some details about the restructuring of Yahoo as reported  in today’s Wall Street Journal: In a memo sent to employees and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Thompson said he was splitting Yahoo into three main groups: consumer, which oversees the company’s popular media websites as well as its commerce-related, Web […]

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