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Entries from May 2009

Five Career lessons from watching Jon & Kate Plus 8

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

My wife and I have been watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 for the past year. We have two little ones, so we  really identify with the daily struggles Jon & Kate have been going through. 🙂 In case you never watched Jon & Kate Plus 8, it’s a realty TV show about the Gosselin […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Learning and Growing · Work/Life Balance

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May 28th, 2009 · No Comments

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Tags: Uncategorized

University of Phoenix and for-profit education

May 25th, 2009 · No Comments

I just finished reading the fascinating REBEL WITH A CAUSE by John Sperling. In case you never heard about John Sperling, he founded University of Phoenix and grew it into a multi-billion dollars, publically traded company. A few interesting things I learned about John Sperling and his founding of University of Phoenix from the book: […]

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Tags: Company Analysis · Learning and Growing

Twitter Post Highlights

May 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

I have been twittering actively for a week now. Since I don’t want my loyal blog readers to miss my twitter posts, below is a summary of what you might have missed. 🙂 — Follow me at Drupal, BuddyPress, Elgg, and Moddle — I love open source software! Costco is permanently closing Costco Home […]

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Tags: Twitter Updates

Great Depression 2.0 Survival Guide — May, 2009 Edition

May 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

In this Issue: Have we seen the bottom of current economic down turn? Are you ready? Six ways to identify hidden job opportunities What should you do if you cannot find a job? Inside look at layoffs + Job Search Strategies Entrepreneur calling: ideas, inspirations, and examples Watch your Paycheck! — Personal Finance Tips Unhappy […]

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Tags: Beat Recession

To the Unemployed MBA Applicant: Look for Opportunity and Hedge Your Bets

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments

This is a guest post by Bud Bateman, who is an MBA admissions consultant and former management consultant. You just aced your GMAT, and your high-fiving the rest of your pre-MBA management analyst team brethren at Deloitte.  You just took down the biggest test of your life and well, you’re pretty proud of yourself.  Your […]

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Tags: MBA

Is product management a good career entry point for new college graduate?

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

A few years ago I hired a summer intern. He just finished his junior year at an Ivy-league school, majored in computer science. He was a very bright and balanced person. Not only he was a proficient programmer, he also had excellent interpersonal skills. I was very happy with his performance and recommended my employer […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Learning and Growing · Prod. Mgr Transition · Product Management

Microsoft second round layoff satisfaction survey results

May 19th, 2009 · 7 Comments

In February we published Microsoft Laid-off employees layoff satisfaction survey result. On May 5, Microsoft had its second round of layoffs, let 3,000+ employees go. A number of former Microsoft employees had filled out our survey after the May 5th layoff. Below is a summary of the survey result of Microsoft layoff round II. Which […]

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Tags: Bad Boss · Beat Recession · Frustration@Work · Management

Is Amazon Kindle Publishing For Blogs Beta Program a good deal for bloggers?

May 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments recently launched Kindle Publishing For Blogs Beta Program. The business model is simple: if you have a blog with RSS feed, you can sign up for the program and make it available to Kindle readers. Amazon will charge a monthly subscription fees to Kindle readers for each blog. Amazon splits the revenue 70/30 with […]

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Tags: Blogging · Product Management

Is economic stagnation "better" than V-shaped recovery?

May 18th, 2009 · No Comments

I have to say that I’m puzzled by the recent movement in the stock market. By all indications that our economy is not getting better. I’m still not convinced that our government is doing the right thing, and the bail-out packages are the right moves. I’m not shorting any stock. So, I’m not negatively affected […]

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Tags: Beat Recession