We had a whopping .5 inch of snow this morning and from the posts on Twitter and photos on Facebook you would have thought we had a major snow storm. I was seeing commute times double the normal.
Has this very warm winter made us so soft we forgot how to drive?
Silly me. Of course it has.
Wait until next week… many of the forecast models are predicting a “significant weather event” in the Upper Midwest.
MinneDemo Winter 2012
Tomorrow night a few hundred tech folk (and a few wannabe’s like me) will be getting together for MinneDemo (one part tech, one part beer and one part networking event) at the University of St Thomas.
How popular is this event? it “sold out” in one hour. That’s right… 500 attendees in one hour.
Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
This is more of a me thinking out loud and frankly I am not sure it means anything yet as it is still early in the year…
I have seen very few corporate recruiting jobs being posted. This follows 2011 where many, most companies ramped up big time. So I wonder if they are taking a pause. Or maybe they have the recruiting staff they need.
I am seeing a surge on the search, consulting, staffing firm side of things which is a good sign that they expect their business to be strong again this year.
Recruiter & HR:
- Recruiters: Do You Suck? (Hint: No) (ERE.net)
White Knight Rescue (HR Examiner)
2012 Recruitment: What’s Behind the Buzzwords (Recruiter.com)
- Love Trumps Influence (The Recruiting Inferno)
- 5 Things I Look for In a Great Job Interview (Inc)
The Emotional Fear of Accepting a New Job (The Quantitative Portfolio)
Startups, VC and Tech stuff
- The Management Team - While Building The Business (A VC)
Why Startups Shouldn’t Hire PR Firms (blog maverick)
What Makes A Good Venture Capitalist? Don’t Be Afraid To Look Into The Abyss (Venture Capital Dispatch)
- Minnov8 Gang #152 – Mr. Happy *Loves* 2012 (Minnov8)
Best Buy realigns leadership team (MSP Business Journal)
The Twin Cities Housing Market Has Bottomed (Twin Cities Real Estate Blog)
- Facebook advertising costs increasing in the US (report) (ZDNet)
- This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business (Fast Company)
In the hours leading up to a small snow fall last week the courtyard erupted in activity from the birds and squirrels. A few photos from the activity:
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