How are college and business school graduates going wrong in their job search?
Most recent graduates do a good job.
When they go wrong, it is often because they don’t sufficiently assess their own strengths and weaknesses and their passions—and then they fail to match those assessments with the jobs they are considering. This can happen because they are unduly swayed by what job is “hot” or “cool” according to their peers and classmates. It is sometimes easier to do what your friends, family or friends think you should do than analyze your own skills and passions, and then match them to a potential new job.
Harvard’s Robert Steven Kaplan on What We’re Really Meant to Do
11:58 pm • 15 May 2013
Photographer’s girlfriend leads him around the world
THIS IS SO CUTE
7:05 pm • 28 February 2013 • 281,582 notes
Are you still paying for your news?
Yesterday in marketing the professor raised the question about how news will be priced as traditional newspapers become phased out over time worldwide. Fascinating thought. Personally I have never paid for my news - the only printed word I pay for is, honestly, trash and fashion. (Aka magazines.) News is just so readily available all over the internet. However, when people are no longer paying for the depth and integrity of their news, then who will hold the free news accountable? How will the long trusted kings of the journalism industry charge for their services and continue to provide the same kind of reputable content?
It’s an interesting thought. I personally would never buy a newspaper, but I would be willing to pay for an online New York Times subscription sometime down the road. Another interesting thought, how will the older generation that isn’t all over Twitter and the internet get their news now that traditional printed forms are disappearing?
4:55 pm • 27 February 2013
Google Glass Will Make You Manly, Says Sergey Brin
“My vision when we started Google 15 years ago was that eventually you wouldn’t have to have a search query at all — the information would just come to you as you needed it,” Brin said.
4:54 pm • 27 February 2013
Samsung Emerges as a Potent Rival to Apple’s Cool
“Where Apple stakes its success on creating new markets and dominating them, as it did with the iPhone and iPad, Samsung invests heavily in studying existing markets and innovating inside them.”
10:44 pm • 11 February 2013
I arrived in America … I found snow. I found Walmart, vacuum cleaners, and lots of food in the cafeteria … But during that moment, while I was here, I discovered a lot of [other] things. I learned that that ceremony that I went through when I was 13 years old, it was called female genital mutilation. I learned that it was against the law in Kenya. I learned that I did not have to trade part of my body to get an education. I had a right. And as we speak right now, 3 million girls in Africa are at risk for undergoing mutilation.
…Those things made me angry. I wanted to do something. As I went back, every time I went I found that my neighbors’ girls were getting married; they were getting mutilated; and here…the constant cries of those girls was on my face. I had to do something … I started to talking to the men of the village and mothers, and I said, “I want to give back, the way that I had promised you, that I would come back and help you. What do you need?”
As I [spoke] to the women, they told me, “You know what we need? We really need a school for girls,” because there had not been any schools for girls. And the reason they wanted the school for girls was because when a girl is raped when she is walking to school, the mother is blamed for that. If she got pregnant before she got married, the mother is blamed for that. And she’s punished. She’s beaten.
They said, “We want to put our girls in a safe place.”
I went to talk to the fathers. And the fathers, as you can imagine, they said, “We want a school for boys.” And I said, “Well, there are many men in my village who have been out and they’ve got an education. Why can’t they build a school for boys, and I’ll build a school for girls?”…and they agreed. And I told them I wanted them to show me a sign of commitment. And they did. They donated land, where we built the [first] girls’ school.
— From Kakenya Ntaiya’s TEDxMidAtlantic talk, “The first school for Massi girls,” about her fight to attend school as a Massi woman, and how she came to found the first girls’ school in her village in Kenya. (via tedx)
4:26 am • 31 January 2013 • 119 notes
User Generated Content: Lessons From 4 Killer Ad Campaigns
Buzzword to remember: UGC. User generated content.
Also, power to the hashtag! Whoop.
4:25 am • 31 January 2013
On this day in LIFE magazine — January 30, 1970: “Ecology Becomes Everybody’s Issue”
3:14 am • 31 January 2013 • 596 notes
Ride-sharing startup Lyft reaches agreement with California regulators, readies Los Angeles launch
I just read an article on the growth of the share economy a while back and now Lyft is in the green again in California!
I haven’t used any smartphone based transportation service beyond Uber yet. I’m interested in other services like Lyft, Sidecar, etc. but I have to admit that the ease of sticking to what I know is very strong, especially for something like transportation. However as car sharing services enter the mainstream more, I’m sure I’ll check one of these services out sooner or later.
2:44 am • 31 January 2013