One way the world of work has changed with the advent of social media has been the immediacy and intimacy of information. Immediate, as the ability to push ‘tweet’ or ‘publish’ sends your message or blog post out into the vast reaches of electronic communication; and intimate, as social media […]
At a recent Ion World event right before this year’s ASHG meeting in Boston, Dr. Eric Topol gave a keynote talk entitled “Breakthroughs in Sequencing and the Future of Health Care”. He began his talk by asking for a show of hands in the audience present (over 300), “How many […]
Regardless of where you are in your professional career, everyone needs to have a certain amount of selling skills. It is essential, for reasons I’ll get to in a moment. And yet sales is looked down upon, for various reasons.
Way back when, over ten years ago now, I wondered whether I should take additional time (not to mention a lot of money) to pursue an MBA. This was around the year 2000, as the dotcom boom was in full swing, and engineers were dropping out of the workforce in […]
This week my great employer sent me (no sarcasm here, the amount invested in training is remarkable) to an email management training course. (It was The Effective Edge, an outfit out of Austin Texas in case you were wondering.) Now I’ve been on Outlook since, oh, 1999 or so, and […]
It took many years to convert from a BlackBerry to an iPhone. My first BlackBerry dates back to something like 2004, and although I can’t remember the BlackBerry model number it was something like this 6320 model. I do remember the blue color, LCD screen, and the T-mobile ‘data-only’ service.
Someone smart said in the summer of 2011, “If what you are getting online is for free, you are not the customer, you are the product.” In our current hyperlinked and Facebook world the nature of online services is changing. I have a nephew who recently graduated from high school […]
I like hearing from recruiters, and can say that not only because they are salespeople and I am a salesperson at heart. They can be a critical source of difficult to find information, such as their ‘people network’ as well as which employer is looking for which type of talent. […]