Monthly Archives: October 2006

Blue Chip Expert – MLM for Consultants

Invited by an INSEAD buddy the other week to join Blue Chip Expert, a just-launched high-level recruiting site which has added a new twist to the job-hunting experience.  Designed for consultants to enter their expertise and availability, and then used … Continue reading

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MySpace is Dead – Parents Stop Worrying

Parents worried that their teenagers are getting sucked in to MySpace can now relax – MySpace has been declared “unhip” by teens in a Washington Post article.  This was inevitable, as this fickle audience moves on to something more exciting.  … Continue reading

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Education Lead-Gen Scam

Watch out for a job-hunting / education lead-gen scam making rounds again.  If you’ve posted your resume on a job board like Monster, Yahoo HotJobs, etc. (and who hasn’t, in this biz?), you’ll soon receive a personalized e-mail from www.instanthumanresources.com … Continue reading

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Surviving World of Warcraft with your Child

World of Warcraft (WOW), owned by Blizzard Entertainment, itself owned by Vivendi, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) launched less than 2 years ago which now has 1.5+ million players paying $15 per month.  Including my 10-year-old son … Continue reading

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Real Google Story Drowned out by YouTube Rumors

Sure, today comes the rumor that Google is in talks to buy YouTube for $1.6bn (about $53 per YouTube user).  This managed to create 375+ news articles in a couple hours.  See details on Google’s own News site: http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=google+youtube But … Continue reading

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