“"Organizations don’t understand talent. They don’t understand how it is developed, how it is evaluated, how it is leveraged - they just don’t get it. All they have are industry norms and the industry norm is to evaluate people based on things like: “Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience required. A Master degree in relevant areas of coursework is a plus.””
Toiling: Within Firms, Biases Against The Young by Alex Sachon (brother and smart person)
10:11 pm • 23 December 2011 • 4 notes
Toiling: The Future Of Work: An Outline Of An Economist Special Report
My brother reads the economist and pulls out the best and most important bits so we don’t have to.
The following is a re-organized outline of quotes and ideas from The Economist’s special report on the issues and trends affecting jobs and labor: “The Future Of Jobs”. This is a really good overview of the topic at hand (and a good overview of the spectrum of ideas covered by this blog). I…
8:13 pm • 20 December 2011 • 10 notes
Things I Ate That I Love: Last night
We weren’t sure where they were stopping traffic so we parked near Foley Square and walked in the direction of the park. It was around 1:45 and the streets were deserted but we could hear a chopper overhead and kids on bikes were swooping past us, headed in the same direction we were. On Broadway…
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12:55 pm • 15 November 2011 • 67 notes
Why Should We Demonstrate? A Conversation | The Awl
“I think there were a lot of folks who had been involved in activism for a long time who were kind of worried that if people thought that the campaign didn’t deliver everything they wanted, that if the resulting Obama administration didn’t fixeverything, you’d have people think, not in a political way, but in an attitudinal, existential way, that there’s no way to affect anything. And that you shouldn’t even bother trying. And I think for a lot of people, that happened.”
I talked to my friend Sam, an activist, about activism for The Awl
3:16 pm • 12 October 2011 • 12 notes
Regarding “Countdown”: It’s clear that the all-black getup was meant to reference Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, but I think Beyonce, who will always be more sexy than cute, channelled Fran Jeffries in The Pink Panther.
10:44 am • 7 October 2011 • 3 notes
Know your etymology
From a dictionary of nautical terms:
- Cunt splice or cut splice: A join between two lines, similar to an eye-splice, where each rope end is joined to the other a short distance along, making an opening which closes under tension.
- Cuntline: The “valley” between the strands of a rope or cable. Before serving a section of laid rope e.g. to protect it from chafing, it may be “wormed” by laying yarns in the cuntlines, giving that section an even cylindrical shape.
9:41 am • 6 October 2011 • 5 notes
close, but not technically “applying for jobs”
Reading through job boards and opening each possible lead in a new tab. Look at all those tabs! Of jobs! That I could apply for! And now I’m hungry. Lunch time. BRB (never)
11:26 am • 5 October 2011 • 2 notes
Mobile outdoor office space. Similar to rent-a-desk places, but instead, you rent a desk outside, in front of public buildings (say, IN ALABAMA). Your body is there as a protester, but you can still, you know, get your work done.
7:51 am • 4 October 2011 • 3 notes