Archive | January, 2007

Utah’s Own Language?

25 January 2007

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It’s well known to non-Utahans that those who live along the Wasatch have interesting colloquialisms. (“Holla if ucee any melk pellows and mountns”). But should this be converted to an official language? When programming websites in multiple languages, programmers specify a language code for the system to display. On the registration page for an event [...]

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Why Classmates.com Has 18 Months to Live

24 January 2007

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We’ve all seen the ads for the site, and they offer good services to help class reunions go off easier, but classmates.com (owned by United Online, which has an office in Orem) is failing its users in classic web 1.0 fashion: You gotta pay to play. I believe they are MASSIVELY missing out on the [...]

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Call for Entries: 2007 Utah Innovation Awards

24 January 2007

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For the last five years, Stoel Rives has been holding the annual Utah Innovation Awards. Well, time has come again for entries: Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. The program recognizes Utah‘s best innovations and the companies that created [...]

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A Good Recruiter

18 January 2007

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Someone asked me today in a comment what they should do as they are wanting to be hired as a recruiter. Here's my reply: I never would have pegged recruiting as the place I’d be *ever* in my life, but–for me–it is the perfect intersection of things I love: People, Technology, Communications and Sales. Skills [...]

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Help Your Recruiter Help You

17 January 2007

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Jason gives a rundown of ways recruiters can help candidates out over at “What I Wish Recruiters Knew“. Candidates can also improve the process through simply asking some questions to show you care, and which allow the recruiter to be open with you. Here’s even a script: “I realize you must have a lot on [...]

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Recruiters and the Deck of Cards Problem

17 January 2007

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Jason writes and interesting post over at JibberJobber titled “What I Wish Recruiters Knew” that brings up several great points, and stings of my Why Geeks Hate Recruiters post. I want to share a few things that all recruiters I’ve met–at least contingency recruiters–have to live with–and the ones that want to be “good” have [...]

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If I weren’t in training…

16 January 2007

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If I weren’t in a training class this Thursday, I’d be going to this. Related Posts:Omniture Web Analytics Competition — Fall 2008Geek Dinner Thursday 7-31 at Paradise BakerySee Batman the Dark Knight FREE TODAYCalendar: Podcast, Geek Lunch & MoreCalendar: Personal Branding Summit – Free Nov. 8 2007

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MLK

15 January 2007

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Thanks to Laura for these thoughts and the pic : I dont care who you are. You owe this guy a thank you. Without him, we would be living in a very different world than we have today. And thanks to Seth for these thoughts: The lesson of diversity is a simple one, a compelling [...]

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Defining Company Culture

14 January 2007

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Last night, I was taught something which has an interesting business application. It seems so simple when boiled down to its roots like this, but I doubt many managers have used this explanation of why their company’s actual culture sometimes doesn’t match it’s gloriously-framed mission statement. Your culture is the combination of your organization’s daily, [...]

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Customer Experience? We Don’t Need No Stinking…

13 January 2007

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I wish I was a fly on the wall when the CEO of Kohls saw this blog post: Hee-Haw Marketing: HURRICANE KOHLS! I’ve got this Kohl’s right next to my house, and with that proximity, I’ll make a stop by every few weeks to check out the sales. Its always bad, but this Dallas, Texas [...]

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