Browsing All Posts filed under »socioeconomics«

Where’s the Money in Media Event

May 26, 2009


This comes from Facebook, and with a hat tip to Raul Pacheco. In a climate of mainstream media collapse, this should be an interesting and possibly heated event. Two notes: name links were added by me, and Charlie Smith really needs to get control of his google-osity, because the first two solid pages of results […]

Building Culture, Loyalty and Employee Productivity in Any Economy

May 8, 2009


Featuring Noted Author, Keynote Speaker and Workplace Excellence Expert, ALANNA FERO – Thursday, May 14, 8:30-10:30am, Blue Horizon Hotel – Building Culture, Loyalty and Employee Productivity in Any Economy Research by the American Academy of Management shows Laying off 0.5% of your workforce leads to a 25% voluntary turnover the following year. Laying off 10% […]

Philosopher’s Cafe: Social Darwinism

March 30, 2009


Passed along by Zahid Makdoom: The Philosophers’ Café tomorrow evening March 30th at Café Kathmandu (2779 Commercial Drive, Vancouver) at 7:30 pm. Our topic is: Is Social Darwinism an instrument of racist and authoritarian thought?  Is survival of the fittest an appropriate moral, social, economic, or political ethic? Your gracious and sagacious presence would indeed […]

PSA: Forum on Olympic policing and security

March 23, 2009


From Pivot Legal Society: Forum on Olympic policing and security The VPD, the RCMP and the City of Vancouver will speak at a public information session on how Olympic security measures will affect the Downtown Eastside hosted by Pivot Legal Society, this Thursday. The free forum, at the Strathcona Community Centre, will include a question/answer […]


September 11, 2007


Freegeek is pretty straightforward: if you’ve got computer skillz and you’d like to put them towards something concrete, what better concrete thing than a computer? FreeGeek works this way: Whether you want to volunteer here to learn new skills, perform community service, get credit for school, or just support the cause(s), we have room for […]

the elevator pitch on speed

September 10, 2007


If you’re a jobseeker or entrepreneur, you’ve heard of the elevator pitch, that sixty second script about yourself and your work that you’re supposed to have burned into your subconscious, ready to whip out at any time in case you share an elevator with Bill Gates on some distant, blessed day. I think Gates has […]

blogging for branding

September 7, 2007


This is a solid, if pitchy, podcast from The Blog Squad about using your blog to help grow your brand as a professional. They put the hard sell on a couple of times, but it’s nonetheless worth listening to if you’re using your blog to raise your professional profile because it’s pretty solid on both […]

the frugal indulgent manifesto

July 22, 2007


It’s easy enough to live it up, given infinite amounts of cash; there are even expensive consultants to ensure you have a good time. It’s much more challenging to get out and enjoy entertainment, nightlife, fine foods, and other indulgences when you’re acutely non-prosperous (“poor”). If these things are to your taste, you will have […]

workaholic? moi?

July 6, 2007


Who’s a workaholic? It certainly wouldn’t be me, nor you…would it? Ha! Remember the Eighties, where you were supposed to be a proud workaholic, in your little blue suit and tie? That was back before we got lives. Or brains, I think. Now it’s more fashionable to have a balanced life, and thank god for […]

99 lessons learned by leaving

July 2, 2007


Here’s some good food for thought from Edith Yeung (whom I found via sports blog WithMalice: she’s listed 99 things she’s learned by leaving the corporate life. Bear with the typos (god knows we’ve all made typso!) because there’s real wisdom here under an imperfect facade. Actually, the time it takes to sit down and […]

bootstrapping 2.0 or, how to start a company from nothing (with a little help from the web)

June 25, 2007


Anyone who’s experienced poverty knows how the application of brains and energy can often make up for a lack of cash; in fact, sometimes it has to. Here’s a great post from a nonprofit startup in Guyana about how to use the web to start a fully operational, integrated and modern company, virtually for free. […]