Concluding 2017, looking forward to 2018

This year has been one of some personal transitions, hence less posting on this blog than originally planned. As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to touch on a couple of topics among several related to the blog content. First, 2017 is the U.N. Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Usually I try to … Continue reading Concluding 2017, looking forward to 2018

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[LI] Whither resumes? (4 items)

Four items posted to LinkedIn from late summer to autumn 2017 regarding problems with, and future of, the resume. That future could involve automated resume-writing and eventual move to a dynamic "AI" curriculum-vitae.* Time is ripe to automate resume writing - thoughts on another "how to" seminar, (posted August 2017) Seminars about how to craft … Continue reading [LI] Whither resumes? (4 items)

[LI] AI, HR, recruitment & the individual

Several items posted on LinkedIn in late summer and early fall 2017 regarding how automation is being used and perceived as developing in hiring and the workplace. Includes one from 5 years ago when the dialogue was more from the perspective of "big data." Also re-upped current observations about LinkedIn's attempts to automatically serve suggested … Continue reading [LI] AI, HR, recruitment & the individual

[LI] Limits of leadership; dangers of charisma; impossible job

There are limits to an individual's competency, and in large and complex organizations or countries, the role of executive tests those limits. The single leader paradigm is a fixture in our thinking, but are there cases where it is no longer functional? On the flip side, there is a danger in how the charisma of … Continue reading [LI] Limits of leadership; dangers of charisma; impossible job

[LI] Sociolinguistics of development & girls’ education in Africa

Two separate items posted on LinkedIn in August & October 2017 relating to the importance of languages in development, and first language instruction for increasing girls' education levels in Africa. Sociolinguistics of Development in Africa (posted 23 August 2017)  Finally reading Paulin Djité's Sociolinguistics of Development in Africa, 2008. Shd be req'd for all in … Continue reading [LI] Sociolinguistics of development & girls’ education in Africa

[LI] Jobs as problem; work as broken; jobs not as work

Three different items posted to LinkedIn about work, jobs, and the two confounded. This space seems in tumult, in part because of rise of intelligent automation. However it would certainly help to think more clearly about work and jobs being separate concepts, even as they are related (the latter a subset of the former).  "Jobs … Continue reading [LI] Jobs as problem; work as broken; jobs not as work

[LI] Terminology relating to transcription & translation

For various work that involves recordings in one language and text in another, there is a shortcut for which there is no name. Three postings on LinkedIn relating to that and the lack of attention to transcription. "A terminological issue in cross-language qualitative methods," Don Osborn, Beyond Niamey, 28 September 2017 (posted September 2017) There … Continue reading [LI] Terminology relating to transcription & translation