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I have the pleasure of working in Chennai, India this week.  In advance of this trip I did some homework and prepared this discussion on digital transformation, globalization, future job opportunities, and what we can learn from the history of Chennai, India and early America.  Enjoy! Video Link: http://youtu.be/uZC5KZGkDKM More awkward technology and travel videos by me (watch out Rick Steves): Human Strategies for Digital Transformation from Stockholm, SwedenWalking Rome, Talking Digital Transformation and MobilityWhat Portuguese Aqueducts, Google Fiber and High Speed Internet have in CommonInnovations and Mobile Applications in Lisbon, Portugal************************************************************************ Kevin BenedictWriter, Speaker, Senior Analyst Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work CognizantView my profile on LinkedInLearn about m... (more)

New Year, New You - Career Advice for '06

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Hired (http://www.simplyhired.com/), the world's largest job search site, and Cynthia Shapiro, the site's employee advocate and author of Corporate Confidential -- 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn't Want You to Know, offer tips to take into the New Year. Set a goal to success Pick a date and take steps to find a new job. Research opportunities, determine the skills needed for your next move and take the initiative to prepare yourself. Find contacts by joining an online social networking site like LinkedIn.com. Spruce up your attitude and workspace Show confidence in your work, but don't let anyone see your Marketing for Dummies book. Keep your cube decor to a minimum. A messy desk says "messy thinker," while being overly neat may say, " ... what does he/she really do?" Ask for a raise, but not a promotion Promotion... (more)

Kaixin001: China’s Apple of Social Networks

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Alan Rutledge, who formerly worked as a developer for Idealab, the startup incubator behind Google Picasa and Yahoo Overture. Kaixin001, the latest newcomer to the Facebook clone wars in China, is China’s fastest growing social network having amassed a staggering 7.5 million users in the first 5 months since it launched in May 2008. The site tripled Twitter’s traffic reach in the month of September alone and is currently the 250th most popular site on Alexa worldwide. Compared with rival incumbent Xiaonei, which targets college students, Kaixin001 appeals to white-collar office workers with a simpler UI that is more intuitive to older audiences. This is a significant detail in China, where one in four college students does not own a computer and can only access Xiaonei by walking to an Internet Cafe and paying by the mi... (more)

Preachers Coffee Inc. Announces Joint Venture Agreement With Modern Energy Corp. With Preachers' Agricultural Development Interest in the Philippines

TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/09 -- Preachers Coffee, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRCF) (PINKSHEETS: PCIO) and MODERN ENERGY CORP. (PINKSHEETS: MDRG) and (FRANKFURT: ME2C) announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement on the Technical Management and Operating Contract of a 36,103 Acres of Agricultural and Forest Land which is under a Community-Based Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) of the Government of the Philippines, in partnership with the Manobo Indigenous Community Cooperative on Mindanao island in the Philippines. The Joint Venture Agreement has a 25 Year CBFMA Contract and an indefinite extension since it was appropriated in an Ancestral Domain Land Management for the Manobo Indigenous Communities. The Manobo Indigenous Communities has the Ancestral Domain Rights to the land and their Community Cooperative was for purposes of Agricultural and Forest Managem... (more)

Ph.D. in Twitter Anyone?

New Media on Ulitzer Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education to career-motivated students, has launched six graduate degree programs designed to help prepare professionals to use technology and social media to meet changing business demands. The new programs include two doctor of management degrees - one in emerging media and another in environmental and social sustainability; two doctor of computer science degrees - one in digital systems security and another in emerging media; and two master of science degrees - one in systems engineering and another in enterprise information systems. All new programs are available nationally in a blended online, executive format, via the CTU Institute for Advanced Studies. Those taking the doctorate programs are required to attend a four-and-a-half-day symposium at the CTU Colorado Springs campus twi... (more)

What Do You Call One Search Result From StackOverflow?

Microsoft Session at Cloud Expo I checked with the Windows Phone 7 team before putting this post out, and got the OK to write about it.  I hit this bug when building out my FriendLinks Windows Phone 7 application, and was surprised to find it was a bona fide bug and not a problem with my coding skills.  If there was a default value in the constructor for any new project I start, it would look something like: codingErrorResponsibilty == this.programmerName; In any event, here’s the cruxt of the bug.  If you are using HttpWebRequest developing on Windows Phone 7, and you get a 301 redirect returned from the web server, and that web server sets a cookie, the current build (as of 03/16/10 at Mix10) of Windows Phone 7 will throw an exception. In the case of my applications, I was trying to determine the title of the page as defined by the “” tags for a given ... (more)

Cloud Expo to Introduce "Cloud Job Fair" Pavillion Nov 1-4 in Santa Clara, California

Cloud Expo announced today that it will introduce Cloud Job Fair - cloud computing careers pavillion at the upcoming Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, scheduled for Nov 1-4, in Santa Clara, California. It has also launched a new Twitter site called CloudJobFair. CloudJobFair Twitter site provides a continually updated list of the jobs available in the field of cloud computing, both U.S. and international. Looking for a job in the cloud? This is a great way to explore potential employment opportunities and learn more about companies who are actively hiring. Whether you are looking to change jobs or searching for a new career, CloudJobFair provides you with good resources about jobs available in cloud computing and offers you the opportunity to find companies who are looking for your specific talents, in a market that is growing every day. So get your resume ready! If you ... (more)

Business Technology Centers of Excellence - Investing in Your Future

Now is the time to invest.  As organizations enter the planning stages for their key 2012 initiatives, it is time to invest in the ingenuity that enables companies to continuously strive for the ever-elusive competitive edge.  It is time to invest in innovative processes and insight that creates lasting business value for customers and shareholders.  It is time to invest in the advanced technology that provides the foundation and tools for the people and processes to meet their true potential.  This means investing in the organizational construct known as a business technology Center of Excellence (CoE). The general concept of a business technology CoE has occasionally been incorporated into everything from a skunkworks-oriented IT research & development team to a full-fledged enterprise architecture organization.  Corporate enterprise IT R&D teams are typically as... (more)

What Your Dog Can Teach You About A Happy Career

Valuable career advice can be gleaned from a variety of sources, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Apple founder Steve Jobs and even Monty... Follow us! Twitter: @IntuitQuickBase & Google+: +QuickBase ... (more)

CEO of TheLadders.com to Speak at the 14th Annual Garden State Council SHRM Conference and Expo

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders.com, the world's leading $100k+ jobs Web site, today announced that company President and CEO Marc Cenedella will be speaking at the upcoming 14th Annual Garden State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Expo on November 8, 2005. Cenedella's session, "Thinking Outside of the Online Recruiting Box: Building a Pipeline of Fully Engaged Senior Talent," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The two-day educational conference, certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), will be held November 7th and 8th at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J. This year's conference, "HR Leadership: Engaged, Aligned and Accountable," is geared to business leaders and HR practitioners, and will highlight the profession's connection in achieving business results. "The Interne... (more)

'A Car Is Born' Charity Premiere, Hosted By UGS and Blue Sky Productions, Raises $30,000 for Focus: HOPE

DETROIT, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the charity premiere of "A Car is Born" on Monday, Dec. 5 at Detroit's Fox Theatre raised $30,000 for Focus: HOPE. "A Car Is Born" is the first television documentary to cover the history of the product development process in the automotive industry. The documentary is produced by Blue Sky Productions' John McElroy, host of the television program "Autoline Detroit." "Focus: HOPE is honored to be the chosen beneficiary of proceeds from the 'A Car is Born' premiere. The combination of UGS, a major automotive technology provider, with Focus: HOPE represents an ideal relationship," said Eleanor Josaitis, CEO and co-founder, Focus: HOPE. "We are dedicated to equipping our students with the skills that automotive industry employe... (more)