Monthly Archives: February 2008
A new wave of “talent management software” promises to put more oomph into performance reviews, allowing companies to identify stars and slackers with the ease of a Google search.
A definitive link between effective human resources and its impact on boosting business profits has been proven following a major research project into the subject.
The rise of “freeconomics” is being driven by Moore’s law that a unit of processing power halves in price every 18 months, the price of bandwidth and storage is dropping even faster. Which is to say, the trend lines all point the same way: to zero.
Professor Cusumano has a suggestion: Rather than acquire Yahoo, Microsoft should pursue SAP.
From a mail that Kim sent to us all:
Many of you must have been following the news channels which have been
highlighting the truth about the Indian Tigers as discovered by the latest
This census (perhaps the most credible one done in a very long time) states
that the number of tigers in India today is just over 1400 with a
probabilisitic survival rate in 2020 of under 10%. This rate assumes that no
steps will be taken by us humans to correct this downward trend and all the
reasons causing the falling population.
There is something we can do, even while sitting in the comfort of our homes
or offices. We as a collective have the power to push our government to act.
NDTV is running a petition on their website and I hope that they are
actually going to use that petition to bring the government to act (as
opposed to simply using it as a gimmick to increase their eyeballs)
Our tigers are in deep trouble and there are at least 2 ways that you & I
can act towards a solution.
1. Sign the Save the Tiger petition on NDTV
Hardly 15,000 people have signed it so far.
2. Log onto the prime minister’s website http://www.pmindia.nic.in/write.htm
and send him a polite mail (not more than 500 characters allowed in the
mail, so choose your words with care), asking for the highest level of
protection for India’s project tiger reserves. I request you to do this
because tiger protection is not on his priority list – indeed, as the
Chairperson of the Wildlife Board, he can do a lot, but hasn’t. Our job is
to put it high up on his agenda.
The one thing I request you to not do is to see this as someone else’s
problem; it’s the least we can do. Also please forward this petition and
this cause to your friends, so we can work to be the change we want to see
in our country.
“We are a schizophrenic firm,” said the mild-mannered CEO of Deloitte Consulting “We like to compete in all areas with McKinsey, BCG in strategy, Hewitt and the likes in Human Capital and Indian firms like Wipro, Tata and Infosys in technology.
Deloitte has zeroed in on three service areas for growth: Strategy & Operations, Human Capital and Technology. The organisation expects its headcount in India to go to 12,000 by 2010 and, thereafter, to 20,000 “beyond 2010”, according to Mr Roopen Roy
all that facilitating learning required was to “be yourself”
Over a period of years, I have come to realize that this is really not as easy and simple as it seems…
Richard Metzler and his son, Jon Metzler, decided to capture those stories into a book, titled “Lore of Wizards: Consultants on Consulting”. The book is comprised of multiple interviews with industry veterans
In a self-referential turn, Dilbert creator Scott Adams has created a series of strips that follow Dave Steward who was fired from his security job at a Iowa casino last year for posting a Dilbert strip that referred to management as “drunken lemurs.”
The term “talent management” simply means “trying to forecast what we are going to need, and then planning to meet that” Cappelli notes. The definition of SCM is essentially the same: “We think that demand for our products next year is going to be ‘X’. Ho
SEO, like word of mouth, should be an byproduct outcome, not a primary objective. Any brand that plays in this space should be aiming to create value. Do that and the other stuff will follow.