The intersection between HR strategy and HR technology

The Technology Does Not Sell

The Technology Does Not Sell

Jun 20, 2011

Years ago, there is a motorola executive was speaking to a group of students. He asks the students to answer a couple of simple questions, “who among you owns a motorola cell phone?”. A small group of students raise their hands. He continues to as them, “who among you own a Nokia cell phone?”. The large population of remaining students...

Managing Thinking, Managing Knowledge

Managing Thinking, Managing Knowledge

Jun 9, 2011

On March 2, 2011, Pakistan’s Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated.  Like others before him (including Benazir Bhutto), he was killed for standing up for the right of Pakistanian citizens to believe in whatever they wanted to believe.  In this case, Bhatti was a Christian, and (to his detriment) was outspoken about it.  There are...

Talent Evolution versus Revolution

Talent Evolution versus Revolution

Apr 20, 2011

If you just bought one of the new 3D TVs that have been on he market for a year or so, i have bad news for you. Its already old technology. Sure, 3D is brand new, and its going to be around for a long time. But wearing glasses will be gone in a year or two. The current set of 3D TVs out on the market utilize the simplest and most obvious form of creating a...

Meaningful Experiences in Web 2.0

Meaningful Experiences in Web 2.0

Nov 15, 2010

I’ve complained about information overload before.  As we get into lists and networks and blogs, and microblogs, we subject ourselves to information from increasingly diverse sources.  Some of these are annoying sources that we wish we didn’t have anything to do with (your nephew’s farmville updates on Facebook), while others are truly valuable if you...

Talent Particles in Action

Talent Particles in Action

Sep 29, 2010

Until tonight, I’ve never seen a lightning storm from above the clouds.  I’m not sure what percentage of lightning strikes actually are visible below the clouds, but this storm over Texas that I’m watching has a few lightning bolts per second all localized in a small area over the course of the last 5 minutes that we’ve been flying by it. ...

Enterprise Digital Interactions

Enterprise Digital Interactions

Sep 20, 2010

I know we don’t need any more buzzwords, but at the same time, HR and corporate organizations really seem to hate calling their internal blog, wiki, networking and collaboration tools “Social” media.  There is good reason for this as most organizations are not trying to encourage social behaviors at work, but professional networking, increasing...

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