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Monday, March 8, 2010

Two questions that can change your life?

Two questions that can change your life from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.

The Meet Market

Social networking technologies, web mashups, multicore and hybrid processors and cloud computing are amongst the ten most disruptive technologies that will shape the information technology (IT) landscape over the next five years, according to research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. Disruptive technologies a term first used by Clayton M. Christensen in his book "The Innovators Dilemma", describe innovations that drive industry transformation and market creation. At Worksearch 2.0 we also have a little mashup going on, your talents and skills on paper and your Linkedin Profile.

This week at "The Meet Market"

Dudley O'Donnell - Solicitor

Joe Galligan - Financial Services

Barry Toomey - IT Systems

The Butterfly Circus

Just because it is Monday you can take 20 minutes to watch this masterpiece!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dallas - Houston - San Antonio

Herb Kelleher sat with Rollin King in a bar in San Antonio and over cocktails they sketched out the business model and the concept for a low fares airline on the back of a napkin. Introducing us to Southwest Airlines and Ryanair.

Hugh MacLeod started drawing on the back of business cards sitting in bars in New York in 1997, he now sells his prints for upwards of $10,000 he has also written an excellent book "Ignore Everybody"

So what?

Today I had lunch with a friend and to work on their CV, we started with a version dating back to Windows 97, we then moved on to reams of no carbon emissions spared templates and just as lunch arrived we had not made much progress. As we eat Herb, Dan Roam and Hugh came into my mind, so with the raw materials to hand, unused napkin and pen we started to sketch. Working with a napkin provides great constraints, you have to keep it really simple. Ink and napkins are not compatible, it has to be clear, concise, and legible. Working with such raw materials makes it a very natural process, no spell checker no thesaurus just what you want to say and of course there are restraints. You try writing your life story on a napkin.

The end result... a concept for a business card, a one page no nonsense life story and updates for a Linkedin profile all in 30mins.

Ignore Everybody......grab a napkin(blank piece of paper) and start creating

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

100 Useful Social Sites for Worksearch

Every week and every day there is lots of talk about social media and the benefits for Worksearch and Business Development. Thanks to the guys at Associate Degree we have now have a comprehensive of all social media sites.

100 Useful Social Sites for Worksearch

Monday, March 1, 2010

Why you can't work at work

Maybe now is the time to do your greatest work?