Not a Zoom meeting but close. Don’t misunderstand. I’m very thankful for my job. I have so much to be appreciative for. But this meeting was loooooong
My good friend and partner in blogdom, JT, posted recently that he has "been discovered" by the Russian Spambot Overlords. With 50 pageviews from Russia, where he knows no one (I assume), compared to 28 from the US, where the vast majority of his friends live. I almost never check my own stats; I'm not … Continue reading Spambot Overlords
I am not a user of Uber. I think it fair to state this up front. My reason for not using Uber has nothing to do with my feelings about the company or the service. I think it is perfectly fine as a service. I have read some controversial things about hiring practices (if you … Continue reading Where is the Open Source Uber?
Book Review Methods of Persuasion By Nick Kolenda Image from Amazon.com This is the second book on marketing and influence I read in the past six months. The first was Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion, which was new to me, but not a new book. The two were quite similar. They both used anecdotes … Continue reading Book Review – Methods of Persuasion
Netflix was in the news last month. The company announced that employees can take a year of maternity or paternity leave during the first year after having a child. Sounds great. Most people hear this and think, "what a great company to work for. They must really care for their employees, think of them as … Continue reading Championing Disaffection
Book Review Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion By Robert Cialdini Image thanks to amazon.com I’m not a marketer; I have avoided it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. 14 years ago, I started an MBA program, mostly because my salary was stagnant. This makes sense when your undergraduate degree is in Comparative Literature with a minor … Continue reading Book Review — Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion
Book Review Turn the Ship Around! By David Marquet https://bsdonovan.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/turntheshiparound1.jpg I am biased. I should state this from the start. I chose this book because everything I read about it spoke to my beliefs in how organizations should be managed. I am almost genetically predisposed to write a positive review of this book. In that, … Continue reading Book Review – Turn the Ship Around!
Book Review Contagious by Jonah Berger “Virality Isn’t Born – It’s Made” A couple of years back – ok it was 15 years ago, I’m old – 15 years back, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called The Tipping Point about how there are people in our lives that guide opinion. Even now, companies spend tons … Continue reading The Six Principles That Will Make Your Content Go Viral
Top TED talks on My List (in no particular order) Amy Cuddy: YOUR BODY LANGUAGE SHAPES WHO YOU ARE What is it: The way you carry yourself impacts your brain chemistry The speaker, Amy Cuddy, is a Social Psychologist. What she discovered in her research is that pretending you are confident actually makes you more … Continue reading Top 3 Best TED Talks
In 2006, Amazon hired me as a Finance Manager for a Fulfillment Center in Chiba, Japan. Later I took on responsibility for Finance in the warehouse network. Then, in 2011, I made the shift from Finance to Operations Planning. What you focus on defines who you are as a company. Amazon is probably best known … Continue reading It Just Sticks