Dennis Smith's Blog – April 2008 Archive (13)

What's the next big thing for the wireless industry?

By Mike Antonucci

Mercury News





If it's wireless, it's trendy.



There's grand talk throughout the tech world about a wave of new networks and wireless innovation that will provide better Internet access, deliver streaming video and foster an array of consumer-friendly features. Although it's too early to be sure which companies or networks will be… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on April 28, 2008 at 11:15am — No Comments

You're Right!

No, the customer isn't always right.



But if you get feedback from customers, this post is worth the 60 seconds it will take you to read.



It's a post from Seth Godin's Blog and it will make you think twice about how you respond to customers if you are in the business of providing a "service" to the mass of humanity.



Here's Seth:



You probably get feedback from customers.… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on April 26, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Web 2.0 Tools that Keep Me Connected (myFaves)

The list of web 2.0 tools available today is astounding. I could list more, but these five are really the top tools that I use every day (and actually, I'm stretching it to add GrandCentral to the list, but I just like it).



LinkedIn:

I think I am on LinkedIn 24x7. Seriously, I log in at the crack of dawn and never log out. Today, it's the best tool I have for connecting with the people that I want to meet - need to meet - have to meet! You… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on April 26, 2008 at 7:57am — No Comments

Newsflash: Dull Jobs Really Do Numb the Mind

I know it's hard to believe. But here's the quote from the article:



"Boring jobs turn our mind to autopilot, say scientists - and it means we can seriously mess up some simple tasks."




But, here's the cool part of this research:



Monotonous duties switch our brain to "rest mode", whether we like it or not, the researchers report in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences.



They found mistakes can be predicted up to 30 seconds before we make…
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Added by Dennis Smith on April 23, 2008 at 8:37am — No Comments

The One Thing That Will Never Change

We live, work, and recruit with a fickle bunch. What they want changes from one day to the next - their likes, dislikes; their job-descriptions - products - home addresses.



Even the way we interact with them changes: Facebook, Plaxo, LinkedIn.



When it comes… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on April 21, 2008 at 7:25am — No Comments

3 Common Interview Errors (made by the Interviewer): Lou Adler

Added by Dennis Smith on April 18, 2008 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Bush Declares National Disaster in Texas ... or does he?

Added by Dennis Smith on April 10, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Does This Picture Give Texas a Bad Name?

...for the Homeowner who has everything.



Ok, I know this picture has nothing to do with Recruiting...oh well.



We've had our house on the market for a while - trying to move north of Dallas to a smaller community. Just signed a contract to sell our home (yesterday), so the pressure is on to find a new house.



Our Realtor sent us a link to a home on 4 acres that overlooks a pond - it's pretty cool. However...



We cracked up when we saw this picture of one… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on April 6, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Penelope Trunk's Advice to ERE Expo Attendees

Excellent keynote today from Penelope Trunk at the ERE Expo in San Diego. By the way.....Trunk knows how to hold an audience....holy cow (Dave, can she come back pretty please?).



I caught her after the session (What GenY Really Wants...)and asked her one question: What's the one thing you want the attendees to remember?



Here's what she… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on April 2, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Cheezhead - Who Do You Want to Meet at ERE Expo 2008?

Added by Dennis Smith on April 2, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ben - Who Do You Want to Meet at ERE Expo 2008?

Added by Dennis Smith on April 2, 2008 at 10:48am — No Comments

Mendoza ... Madeline - Who Do You Want to Meet at ERE Expo 2008?

Added by Dennis Smith on April 2, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Shally - who do you want to meet at the ERE Expo?

Added by Dennis Smith on April 1, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

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