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Prayer of Silicon Valley

A little while ago one of my coworkers alerted me to the fact that news vans were showing up on campus. (I’m at our Mission College office right now, just a few miles away.)

Executive Interims in the Corporate Arena

How does the value of an ‘ Executive Interim Manager’ work in practice? Here are just a couple of examples of how ‘Interim Executives’ stepped in to help a sample of large International organisations.

What it Takes to be a Good Interim Manager / Executive

The essential qualities needed to be a successful and indeed effective Interim.’

Tales Of A Ninth-Grade Executive

Robert Trencheny, the president and CEO of the Teen Podcasters Network, is the dutiful custodian of a startup company he acquired from a friend of his from his junior high days. Only he doesn’t go by Robert, he goes by Robbie, and the junior high friend is still in junior high. Robbie is only 14 years old.

Finally, Somebody Ranks Brand Monitoring Services
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If there was ever a research report I’d like to get my hands on, it’s this one from Forrester.

The Interim Manager’s / Executive’s Role

Despite being an absolutely superb resource for many companies ‘Interim Management’ has an identity problem. In a ‘Mori’ pole survey in 2001, when U.K business leaders in large companies were questioned, astonishingly, the majority maintained that they had never utilised an Executive Interim Manager.

Inbound Link Quality Declared #1 In SEO
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For Google, it’s not about how many people you know or how many people seem to like you. It’s about, mostly, who points to you and says “there’s a person worth visiting.” Fortune Interactive’s reverse engineering to decode how search algorithms work suggests that one weighty somebody is worth more than a multitude of nobodies.

The Market for Executives

Despite increased demand for high-caliber leadership in all segments of the technology community, it wasn’t until fairly recently that we saw the migration of top information technology executives between the federal and corporate sectors.

AJAX – Executive Summary

AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) is a software platform to build and deploy Rich Internet Applications.(RIA) Some RIA applications include Flash, Java Applets and ActiveX Controls.

Executive Blog vs. Executive Blog Roll

BusinessWeek’s Bruce Nussbaum points out the next best thing to an executive blogging-an executive actively reading blogs.

Oracle Apps Blog – 10 Questions
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I got 10 interview questions from Marian Crkon of The Feature blog, which I’ve answered as follows:

Executive Job Search: Find a Job Faster

Got a difficult problem in your job search? Say, a lack of networking contacts? Or trouble answering interview questions?

Yahoo! Executive Moves, Executive Options

Some shuffling of towels in the executive washroom took place in Sunnyvale, CA, as Yahoo announced a pair of employee moves around the corner offices; meanwhile, Yahoo revealed lots of stock options received plenty of exercise in 2005.

Corporate Blog Survey

Making a slow start with blogging. Enjoyed doing absolutely nothing productive for a couple of weeks and I like to hang on to that feeling for a while…

Spectrum of Corporate Social Media

Dan Mitchell’s What’s Online column in the NY Times highlights the grey area of the Business Blogging Wiki:

So What’s Wrong With Ghostwriting an Executive Blog?

I’ve been thinking about an item in a recent survey that says only 20 percent of senior business executives write their own blogs.

TV Watches Ad Money Go Online

The newspapers will be reading more about it too, as the vital cash lifeblood of both print and television has been forecast as heading online in even greater numbers.

SES 2005 Executive Roundtable

Mike McDonald of WebProNews reports from SES 2005 on a discussion held with several big names in attendance.

Krispy Kreme Leaves A Hole In Its Executive Suite

The iconic maker of glazed donuts has forced out a number of executives in the wake of an accounting scandal.

Former AOL Exec To Be New Yahoo Content Man

Yahoo has hired former America Online vice president Shawn Hardin to be vice president of content operations.

Traffic Signals Get Mixed Reviews

A survey by the Washington-based Institute of Transportation Engineers blames bureaucracy for long waits at red lights.