Something You Should Know about Telecommunications


Finding The Hidden Job Market

December 25, 2015

 

Interview with Donald Asher, author of the book Cracking The Hidden Job Market: How to Find Opportunity in Any Economy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In this job market you need every advantage and you first need to know where the jobs are.

 

Donald Asher:
I checked all of the research; I went back almost 30 years and somewhere between 55% and 80% of jobs go to someone who did not respond to a posted opening. And that’s the hidden job market it’s invisible to your typical job seeker.
 


Donald Asher

The Good And Evil Of The Internet

December 24, 2015

Interview with William Davidow, author of the book OVERCONNECTED: The Promise and Threat of the Internet

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Few people would argue that the Internet has tremendous benefits.

 

William Davidow:
But it also made the financial crisis of 2008 much worse, it was involved in Wiki Leaks, it is involved in the loss of our privacy.

 


William Davidow

How Technology Impacts Relationships

December 22, 2015

 

Interview with Sherry Turkle, author of the book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

 

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Mike Carruthers:
More and more people would rather text than talk on their cell phones and when you ask them why?

 

Sherry Turkle:
They say I’m not in control of the conversation if I call.
 


Sherry Turkle

What's Next in Technology?

August 31, 2015

 

Interview with John Markoff, author of the book Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How we interact with technology has changed dramatically and will likely tend to do so.

 

John Markoff:
Where I live and work in San Francisco half the population, I swear to you, is walking around looking down at their palm at their smart phone. I mean they’re just everywhere that can’t be the final stage of human evolution.
 


John Markoff

How Technology Affects Jobs

August 12, 2015

 

Interview with Geoff Colvin, author of the book Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As technology allows more and more jobs to be done by machines many people worry that their job is next.

 

Geoff Colvin:
What’s happening is what technology has always done. Which is revalue skills, some skills become less valuable and some are becoming more valuable.
 


Geoff Colvin

Person-To-Person Communication

April 7, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Georgianna Donadio, author of the book Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy-to-Learn, Proven Communication Skills

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We have so many ways of communicating yet those ways of communicating may actually be making our communication worse not better.

 

Dr. Georgianna Donadio:
We have a cut to the chase, electronic, texting culture - no face-to-face, no communication, poor communication skills.
 


Dr. Georgianna Donadio

Getting People's Attention - Part 2

March 25, 2015

 

Interview with Ben Paar, author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One of the ways businesses and organizations get people to pay attention to them is using the principle of acknowledgement.

 

 

Ben Paar:
Which is that we pay attention to those who pay attention to us and provide us with validation or an identity.
 


Ben Paar

Getting People's Attention

March 24, 2015

 

Interview with Ben Paar, author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting people’s attention it’s something every business and person wants to do to but it’s harder than ever.

 

Ben Paar:
In 1986 there was a study that estimated that we were exposed to about 40-45 newspapers worth of information daily but 2006 that number jumped to 176.
 


Ben Paar

Computer & Smartphone Tricks - Part 2

January 6, 2015

 

Interview with David Pogue, author of the book Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Did you know that if you have trouble reading small type on a website you can change it?

 

David Pogue:
It’s the plus key and on a Windows PC it’s the control key too. So control plus and control minus controls the text size. On the Mac it’s the command key the one that looks like a pretzel. So you go command plus, plus, plus and you’ve just made the type bigger.
 


David Pogue

Computer & Smartphone Tricks

January 5, 2015

 

Interview with David Pogue, author of the book Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Of the millions of people who use their computer everyday a lot of them don’t realize that…

 

David Pogue:
When you’re on the web and you’re reading just hit the space bar to scroll down the next part of the page instead of using the mouse or the track pad – it’s just so easy to tap the space bar. And people are like you’re kidding I never knew that and it was right under their noses.
 


David Pogue

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