I have written earlier this year about the Plato vs. Aristotle conflict - in the organizational aspect, putting the organization in the middle, and the employee serves the organization goals vs. putting the employee in the middle, and having the organization as a platform to achieve the employee's goals. When talking about top talents, they tend to be in the Aristotle side of the spectrum. A recent article by Forbes discusses ten reasons why large companies are not good at retaining their top talents. I still work at the big blue (IBM Haifa Research Lab), so I probably not qualified as top talent, but I heard all of these arguments before from people who left big companies. The ten reasons relate to large companies' red tape; failing to find a project that matches the top talent's passion; annual reviews and career developments issues; lack of patience from the company's part to the top talents' initiative which can be longer term; lack of other top talents around, and mediocre management that don't know how to manage top talent -- very interesting!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Roland Stuhmher, whom you can see in the right-hand side of the picture, on the Jeopardy! set, in DEBS'11, has recently recorded a video piece giving a tutorial on event processing. Some of the slides looks familiar to me (well, he mentioned my name is his slide about "attribution of the slides"). In the slides he mentions a term iCEP, which either means that Apple has a new CEP gadget in its i series. BTW - according to Steve Jobs, the apple "i" (started with iMAC) stands for: Internet, Individual, Instruct, Inform, Inspire -- all start with I... So does any of them apply to iCEP? Another possibility is, of course, intelligent (I have used the term IEP in the past). Anyway - good tutorial, with some glance of the ETALIS project developed in FZI. Enjoy!