Predictive Analytics

A few weeks ago, Bill Kutik asked, “Is predictive analytics for HR the greatest shuck and jive since social recruiting?” Is Predictive Analytics for HR, the greatest shuck and jive since Social Recruiting? Read this t.co/BVcUcMenCV #HRTechConf — Bill Kutik (@billkutik) October 27, 2014 I don’t know how to answer that question in a polite way. Instead,…

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Marathon Monday: It’s Over #runoaks

Happy to report that these Marathon Monday posts are over. I’m pleased with the day. I had a great time, and the course was beautiful. This is weird to write, but there is nothing big to report. As with most big things in life, it’s all about preparation. You get what you give, whether it’s…

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The Taper

I eased off my running, this week, because my marathon is Sunday. The methodology in which I back off my mileage and get ready for my race is called tapering, and it’s boring as hell. You can google it if you want to learn more. I tried a new taper strategy. I spent a week…

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“I Have a Large Gay Following”

I have the weirdest conversations on the road. A blogger and I were talking about tone, story selection and narrative. She told me, “I have to think about all the issues that are important to my audience, and I have a large gay following.” I said, “Wait, what does that mean? Do you measure your…

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Dunbar Number

Have you heard of Dunbar’s number? An anthropologist by the name of Robin Dunbar has a theory that the human brain only allows for so many meaningful and personal connections. He suggests that humans can manage about 150 stable relationships. Some people can do more. Some people can’t manage a number that high. (And “meaningful”…

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HR Famous

Seth Godin just wrote an article about the importance of being well known in your industry. The piece is called Famous to the Family, and it shamelessly steals from concepts around market share, minimum viable segment strategies and micro-niche targeting. But because he’s Seth Godin, he gives a hat-tip to himself and says, “I wrote something…

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