Why are Tech Jobs Declining in a Recovery?
This question, posed and somewhat answered by Kevin Kelleher of GigaOm. In the article, Kevin suggests that with M&A (Mergers and Acquisition) activity up, among other things, some 17,000 jobs in the past month have been lost. From an investment standpoint, founders and venture capitalists have good reasons to cash out now. Market caps of […]
Will the Real Tech Community Please Stand Up
Our world today is diluted. The lines have blurred. Everyone has bought into this concept of community – that everyone has something for everyone and we’re one big happy family. Specifically, the concept of the “technology community” which is a term that has come to mean anyone who has a blog, uses social media or […]
Tech Community Worthless to Economic Recovery
One of the most notable things about the dot com bubble burst is that the innovations and technologies established in the late 90s and early 2000s spurned the comeback of the economy and the establishment of a new economy of business and internet value. We called it, for better or for worse, Web 2.0 and […]
Your Resumé is Causing Hiring Companies To Laugh At You (Revised)
I wrote this article, originally on August 2, 2007, long before the current economic slowdown and jobless numbers. The Department of Labor is reporting a national 8.5% unemployment rate, a number we have not seen since 1983. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have no job, and those are just the people who filed for unemployment […]
General Motors, The Feds.
In the early days of this blog, I wrote a lot about political issues. Frankly, when I was getting going in the blogging world almost five years ago, it was about the only thing I knew to do. Political blogging was huge and it was about the only kind of blogging that registered on the […]
Appearance on the Mediasphere: Blogging Network, Advertising Networks and the Economy
I had an opportunity to appear on the Mediasphere show with Jim Turner. I shared my thoughts on the future of online advertising and advertising networks, a topic that came up again this past weekend with the announcement that Pajamas Media, a conservative political blog and advertising, was closing their ad network. Take a listen.
Welcome to the Machine
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine. Where have you been? It’s alright we know where you’ve been. You’ve been in the pipeline, filling in time, Provided with toys and ‘Scouting for Boys’. You bought a guitar to punish your ma, And you didn’t like school, and you know you’re nobody’s fool, So welcome to […]
Tribune Company Bankruptcy Highlights New Media Opportunity
About an hour ago, the privately held Tribune Company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The Tribune Company is the owner of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun, as well as a minority owner of the Chicago Cubs (not included in the bankruptcy filing). The conversation I’ve heard around this news has […]
With the Holidays Comes Reason to Have Confidence
If you listened to the talking heads last week, you knew that everyone was holding their breath waiting to find out just how bad black friday sales were going to be. If you listen to the so-called experts, there was no reason for hope and the holiday shopping season would only be the nail in […]
Bubble, bubble, bubble – In Private Equity not Web 2.0 (Classic)
This is the first in an ongoing “Venture Files Classics” written by former Venture Files Editor Steven Fisher. The selections are chosen for historical reference as well as a notorious ability to be right. The original post from January 12 of 2007 can be found here Being a serial entrepreneur I have been through many […]