In today’s episode, we cover stories in the world of Human Resources: Scott’s One-Armed Chair adventure; Google discovers the secret ingredient to teamwork; what law says you have to answer emails or texts after hours; and two-team building approaches that are subtly different from each other (in that only one could actually kill you). All this plus a snarky made-up word of the week and a follow up to a listener question. Absolutely nothing else!
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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we talk about the importance of words. When is a guarantee the same thing as a promise? Do you love your baby enough to buy a product that can’t do what it promises? McDonalds is in a huge beef (get it?) with Starbucks… or ARE THEY?!?
On this episode of the UnPodcast we talked about a tasteless sign posted in Scruffy Duffies bar in Plano, Texas and the less than stellar response when a customer asked that the sign be removed, about the unprofessional behavior of a Google executive when he was disappointed by the turnout at an event he was supposed to speak at, and the power — and responsibility that we all, as consumers, have.
On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about how many business owners feel pressured to be on every social media platform, even if it doesn’t make sense for them to be there. It’s important to ask yourself WHY you are doing what you are, and if there isn’t a good reason to do so, then you need to stop.
On this episode of the UnPodcast, we start off with a great feel-good story about a project that involves a 10-year-old boy, a toy, and people from around the world that range from celebrities to homeless people. From there we dig into what’s wrong with Google Glass and how technology can keep us from enjoying the things that really matter.
(This post originally pointed to a survey about Google+ having more than 300+ million active users and mistakenly, in a blind fit of Google+ rage assumed it was a Google+ study. That was a dumb call by me that clouded the main intent of the post. Those responsible have been sacked. Shout out to Sam Fiorella that got the brunt of the attack. Those responsible for the sacking have also been sacked.)
Right when it was launched, I was told I “HAVE TO” get on Google+
Back in the old days of the Internet/Email, it was a happy place (we’ll call this time period B.S. “Before Spam”). In the BS years the Internet was pure information and email was a way to communicate useful information and conversation. Every time an email came in, it was like a little butterfly of excitement flew into your computer, knowing it was containing an ingredient of awesome. Then something changed. Email started getting UnAwesome.
Cold-callers, Cold-knockers (those that went door-to-door) and Car-smackers (placing flyers on your windshield) realizing that their methods of sales assault worked less and less, had found a place that they no longer even had to lift a finger to push their useless wares on the public. “Now we can email our crap!” and proceeded to group-high five (which is now evolved to awkward fist-bumping).