Executive recruiters likely do not swarm the industry for talent; certainly not in the same way they’ve gone after leaders at companies such as General Electric, Wells Fargo Bank or Microsoft over the years. Indeed, the June issue of Fast Company, a very sharp tech and business publication, features a cover story on “The 100 Most Creative People in Business.”
Perhaps I missed it but I don’t think I saw a single newspaper executive mentioned.
Why not? Now, more than ever, is a time for creativity and nerve, not just hunkering down and crossing fingers that safe harbor will appear on the horizon. It’s a wonderful and important product, vital to American communities. Unlike a lot of jobs, you can look yourself in the mirror and know you’re doing some good. Many newsrooms remain filled with a sense of mission even amid the looming dread.
Kind of rambling and a bit long but worth the read. He is Stevie Van Zandt afterall. Thank you John Allspaw…
“We had a purpose. We had a specific goal, an intention, a mandate. We made you dance or we did not work – we did not get paid – we were fired – we were homeless. That requires a different energy. It is a working class energy. Not an artistic intellectual waiting around for inspiration energy. It’s a get up, go to work, and kill-energy. Rip it up or die trying.” Steven Van Zandt
“Strategy isn’t about spreadsheets - and certainly not about short-run numbers. It’s about understanding how rivalry and advantage in industries and markets are changing”—Umair Haque, How Not to Manage Innovation
what can be romantic to mike watt? he’s only a skeleton his body is a series of points no height, length, or width in his joints he feels life his strongest connection between the yelling and the sleep pain is the toughest riddle he’s chalk, he’s a dartboard his sex is disease, he’s a stop sign
Private data sits stuffed inside a data center or company waiting for the owner to make sense of it, but public data is open for anyone to make sense from (and ultimately, profit from); the owner becomes a custodian, a massively different relationship.