Note to recruiters

Note to recruiters: We are quite aware that recruiters, interviewers, VCs and other professionals generally perform a Google Search before they interview someone, take a pitch from someone, et cetera. Please keep in mind that not everything put on the Internet must align directly to one's future career and/or one's future product portfolio. Sometimes, people do put things on the Internet just because. Just because. It may be out of their personal interests, which may have nothing to do with their professional interests. Or it may be for some other reason. Recruiters seem to have this wrong-headed notion that if somebody is not signalling their interests in a certain area online, then that means that they are not interested in that area at all. It is worth pointing out that economics pretty much underlies the areas of marketing, strategy, operations and finance. And this blog is about economics. With metta, let us. by all means, be reflective about this whole business of business. Also, see our post on "The Multi-faceted Identity Problem".

Monday, June 11, 2012

Atlatls and office hours

I have been having some fabulous discussions with many of the respondents to the puzzles and with office hours callers. The topic of atlatls (believe it or not!) had come up with one of the respondents. A very brief interaction it was, but at the end of it, I sent him a couple of videos on atlatls. What is an atlatl? The atatl was the ancient man's missile launcher, a tremendous innovation by any standards that changed the "game" as far as early man was concerned substantially.

Watch the video below on atlatls if you want to know what an atlatl looks like. It is a pretty awesome demonstration, and so without further ado, over to the video.

Office hours announcement: My planned office hours for July and August are scheduled for Monday, July 2nd, 7:30 am to 8:15 am PST and Monday, August 6th, 7:30 am to 8:15 am PST. If more office hours are needed, I will be adding more times.

Update (last on June 19): There will be another office hours this Friday (June 15) between 9:00 am and 10:00 am. There will be another office hours on June 20 (Wednesday) between 9:00 am and 10:00 am.