On the Net

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My Job: Where did it go?

The past 2 weeks, like 9/11, has fundamentally changed the world we live in.  Like a series of dominoes, destined to fall down, the various power-houses of the financial service industry have all begun to give way to the momentum created by the mortgage sub-prime debacle.  Roll up your sleeves, because your job search just got really hard-core. Now, more then ever, you must re-evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as an employee so as to put your best foot forward.   Refine what you can bring to the table, perfect the message, and be focused on delivering it consistently. Anthony […]

Gmail Value Chain: Another little gem – Whakate.

Another little gem brought to you by the Gmail Value Chain. . . Whakate.  It posits itself as a community and project focused on the designing of one’s life.  Positioning itself against David Allen‘s Getting Things Done.   I am a huge fan of David Allen and my copy of GTD is very worn.  Maybe that is the point of Whakate when they say that GTD is too complex a system.  I have read David’s book, will tell you that I value it, and yet really have little to show in my external daily life that I give it so much […]

Claytronics: 3D Faxing. . . excuse me, what did you say?

I recently saw a special on the Discovery Channel that profiled 3D Faxing.  Yes you read correctly. Likewise, my jaw literally hit the floor while I was watching this special.  I managed to find a clip out on YouTube.  In more general form the subject is referred to 3D dynamic rendering. Claytronics refers to the research project currently underway at Carnegie Mellon.  Here is the clip of what is coming of the lab shortly to a store near you.  Timeline to-be-determined.

Google Apps – Gmail and the real value chain.

As I was setting up my own domain, my hosting provider (DreamHost — they are awesome!), offered something that I was not aware about.   I could use Google to manage my email.  Really? Having been a trusted user of Gmail when it came out years ago, I was ecstatic at the notion.  But to run it from my own domain?  Yep.  You can have first.last@yourdomain.com and have it managed through Google using Google Apps. Corporate IT executives I believe are missing a huge opportunity to outsource their entire email infrastructure. Email has become one of the most vital pieces […]

Up for the challenge. . . the value of the internet

Technology Entertainment and Design, i.e. TED: www.ted.com This resource alone should justify the Internet’s existence and help people understand that by virtue of this new medium, we have a vehicle for sharing:  ideas, emotions, and experiences. I am a huge fan of Jonathan Harris and his recent project was presented recently at TED in Los Angeles. The latest video not only covers that project but also serves to provide an overall background of what he is doing in general. It’s not just the wizardry or creativity of the interfaces he develops but the human experience that is being shared and […]

Attitude is everything. . .

I was looking for comments today since last night I put up my initial version of www.bradbushnell.com.  Somemone noted that my tag line at the top was a bit intense: ‘run hard, or go home.’  I know what this individual meant and ultimately he felt that it was a decent statement because it was meant constructively, but I feel that further explaining is needed. I recently read Seth Godin’s ‘The Dip.’  I mentioned it before on the blog.  The spirit of the book is just that – be fully committed or seek another venue.  It’s challenging to live life consistently […]

The real power of the internet – you are not alone.

This past week was a vivid reminder of how the Internet might have even been able to save some one’s life.  A young man, barely out of high school, just outside of Philadelphia, PA, took his life.  My sister-in-law is very close to the family and spent many a night and day baby-sitting and raising this young man over the years.  While the people that remain must puzzle through the pain and loss, I can’t help but think how little he really experienced in life to warrant making such a bold and final decision. One amazing value about the Internet […]

The role of a recruiter

I just read a post out on the Internet which was written barely a year ago which does a pretty good job of explaining what the value of a recruiter is in your overall search strategy and then goes on to explain the difference between a contingency and retained search recruiter.  Check out the post at your leisure. Cheryl Lynch Simpson advocates for retained search in the end exclusively and in doing so glosses over some basic facts.  There is not inherently greater value in retained versus contingency, each has it’s place, features, and role. Retained firms establish arrangements with […]

Fuzer. . .one solution to email aggregation.

There appears to already be some movement afoot in the email aggregation space.  A new service is in private beta called Fuser.  This service does not attempt to replicate mail but effectively provides an interface that points and communicates to all the necessary systems under the covers.  I have checked it out and it appears to be compelling.  What I like right out of the box is that if you respond to a message, then it appears as if it came from that address.  I wonder if there is a mobile phone interface. . . like for the iPhone maybe? […]

Mobile email – caught between the push and the pull

I am getting very excited with the up and coming expiration of my existing cell phone contract.  I will be getting an iPhone.  My wife will have hers before me since she will qualify for the discounted price of the phone sooner but I anticipate that in the not too distant future I will also share in the experience.  I currently have an HTC phone running Windows Mobile 5.0.  I have had various mixed experiences with managing my email through this phone and it has dawned on me that there is a missing service:  a unified email portal that aggregates […]