[LI] North of ikigai: Skilled, motivated, needed, and unpaid

As part of a larger inquiry about the nature of the world of "work," I previously (mis)used the Venn diagram that has been "memed" as an expression of "ikigai" to raise some questions and speculations. That diagram (two modified versions with set notation are in header) proposed that as individuals we can find our ikigai, or purpose, at … Continue reading [LI] North of ikigai: Skilled, motivated, needed, and unpaid

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[LI] Physiological reactions to IVR & voice AI?

Has anyone done any research on physiological reactions of people when their phone calls are answered by a interactive voice response (IVR) vs. a person? Personally, I'm sure "voice misrecognition" systems raise my blood pressure - like facing a gauntlet of inevitable miscues. Reason behind frequent frustration with this is a problem common to all … Continue reading [LI] Physiological reactions to IVR & voice AI?

[LI] A shorter job-day; reconceptualizing types of work

Two items concerning how we think about "work" posted to LinkedIn in May 2018. The first is another in what is becoming a mini-genre of articles about the potential for the standard job/work-day being less than the familiar 8 hours. The second is an older academic article discussing how we categorize different types of work, … Continue reading [LI] A shorter job-day; reconceptualizing types of work

[LI] One emergent AI property; 7 expected AI advances

One item posted to LinkedIn in April 2018 about an(other) unexpected result from research on AI, and another item posted in May on seven expected areas for AI advances in 2018. The potential of AI seems to be measured in the unexpected, while its value is calculated in the expected. "AI Learns to Read Sentiment … Continue reading [LI] One emergent AI property; 7 expected AI advances

[LI] A 4-sphere Venn?; mythical retention data graphic

Two items posted to LinkedIn in late April 2018, on how concepts and data may be presented. The first takes another look at a problem and solutions of a 4-circle Venn diagram as used in the popular ikigai illustration. The issue is displaying all possible overlaps, which is accomplished either by a special arrangement of four … Continue reading [LI] A 4-sphere Venn?; mythical retention data graphic

[LI] “TurboResume”?; the salary history question

Two items posted to LinkedIn in April 2018, which relate to different aspects of the job search. The first pivots off of a list of perceived flaws in a resume that may get an application rejected, and the second spotlights another opinion on how to respond to questions about past salaries. "6 reasons recruiters say … Continue reading [LI] “TurboResume”?; the salary history question

[LI] A gentle critique & constructive misuse of the “ikigai” meme

The Venn diagram popularized as a representation of how to apply the Japanese concept of "ikigai" in life and career¹ has issues and possibilities. This is a quick look at both, with the idea that such a schematization can be more than just a meme, in that it is useful not only to individuals as … Continue reading [LI] A gentle critique & constructive misuse of the “ikigai” meme