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Thanks for your comment which is tagged to my blog post and is appreciated. I am one of several guest bloggers on this site. If you enjoy the content of this site, you should reach out to Bruce, as this is his site.
Freya, I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Did anything in particular resonate for you?
Greg Smith’s op-ed piece in the New York Times yesterday was a broadside hit to Goldman Sachs’ (GS) reputation, focusing on what Smith believes to be avaricious corporate ethos, one that puts Goldman Sachs’ interests ahead of their customers’. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
Ease of implementing a solution, the ability to seamlessly scale, and having someone else responsible for system management, including backups, are but a few of the key benefits of cloud computing, ones that are fuelling its adoption by organizations. Research... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
You are absolutely correct! The idea of loyalty has to be interwoven into the fabric of a company's culture, but as you said, many treat it as an afterthought. Unless it permeates the every breath of an organization, you are often left with a glued-on appendage that looks terrible, acts awkwardly and positively affects very few employees.
If someone told you about a firm that was selling the same product to multiple customers, you would probably have visions of Bernie Madoff or someone like him. You would definitely feel that there was some type of scam occurring.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
Every hiring process I’ve experienced over the past few months has utilized testing—in some cases personality and in others skills. In one instance, the test, which was administered online, was the first step in the hiring process, and I later... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
With the economy flagging and unemployment rates soaring, it certainly has become an employers’ market. The abundance of capable individuals available has made firms searching for talent salivate. Unfortunately, this luxurious position has enabled companies to also act in insensitive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
Managers lament the lack of loyalty and commitment that today’s employees exhibit, but considering how employees are treated and how easily they can be disposed of, it’s not surprising. Many develop a perspective on their employer as early as the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
A couple of months ago, I blogged about the questionable tactics that Halogen Software used to elicit proprietary information from their nemesis—SuccessFactors. With a court date scheduled and inflated rhetoric from both camps, an agreement surfaced, based an admission of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
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Despite being in my 50’s now, I’ve refused, to this point, to surrender to the belief that I am getting old, despite my physical characteristics telling a different story. Even a college classmate tried to enlighten me to the fact... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
Today’s announcement by Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion should surprise no one. Although the messaging in the press release focused on bolstering and further developing the Android ecosystem, let’s call this what it really is: Google strengthening... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
The European Union’s (EU) recent announcement supporting Apple in its patent dispute with Samsung certainly shocked many. The heart of the issue focuses on a patent award for the design of the iPad. To many, me included, this seems absolutely... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
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Despite having already blogged about the Halogen – SuccessFactors lawsuit just days ago, it continues to gnaw at me. It’s the moral and ethical aspects that are problematic, not the legal issue. Why is that? Initially, I thought it was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
Halogen Software, a Canadian firm, is squarely in the crosshairs of a fraud lawsuit launched by SuccessFactors of San Mateo, California. As arch rivals in the human resources software market, it is alleged that Halogen established a fictitious company to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
Jordans shoes, I am not sure what you mean by your post. Can you clarify please? Thanks.
This past week an article came across my desk, or should I say my computer screen, chronicling the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) intent to sue McDonalds over their Happy Meal Program. At first glance, I assumed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
“Alliances are not marriages. They work until one party sees a prettier girl.” These words, emanating from a female executive of a software company I met recently, say volumes about this company’s inability to develop partnerships, which, consequently, has negatively... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
Many firms profess that their most valuable assets are their employees. If this is true, then one would logically expect that this belief would extend to those applying for jobs, as well. When you think about it, these companies are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2010 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
The new TV season brought with it a spate of new reality shows, but CBS’ Undercover Boss caught my attention. The premise is quite simple—senior executives take on front line roles at their own companies to see what’s happening where... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
Petey, in Canada, we previously had some laws on the books, and we may still have them, that make scalping illegal. The key problem with legislating a fix is that it requires enforcement. Unless the individual ticket scalping operation is rather large, there just don’t appear to be the resources to focus on a scalper. For this reason, I tried to think of ways that would impact scalpers where they live—in their pocketbook. If we can institute some economic disincentives, then we may discourage them from even thinking about ticket scalping. Thanks for your comment. Ryck
Sky-high salaries, enormous bonuses, truckloads of stock options and a variety of expense perks, we continually hear about these as part of the compensation schemes for executives (see Forbes listing for this year), and it certainly makes the rest of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Fryer's Blog in the Mountains
Bruce, you are so right! However, our experience locally is that demand is far outstripping supply, so the chances of waiting till the event starts and purchasing the ticket at face value is very limited.