Ride the panic – sack ’em ‘ol!!!!

I have managed to reconstruct the article (published in TIM’s November 2008 newsletter) from my personal files. Below: November Guest Author Ride the panic – sack ‘em ‘ol!!!!!! By: Vickie Zisman “Hey ho, hey ho – it’s time for you to go” and you, you and you. The whole millions and millions of YOU – […]

The “corporate mums” – do women impact the business world? Well….no!

  No, I don’t mean Marissa Mayer et al. Morning all. Just a new week’s reflection. Again, this new torrent of organisational/recruitment/HR articles in financial press. Again the same advice. Like the broken Swiss clock which nobody wants to mend. Yes, all written by the organisational/recruitment gurus, who predominantly seem to be ….female. Asking the […]

Lets cancel winter! And Christmas too….

Lets cancel winter! And why not? Who needs it anyway? The cold, the rain, the blizzard’s trail I want it go away! _________________ We unchain reindeer, set them free To roam the plains of North No more hard work to pull the sleigh And entertain the tots ______________ It’s Santa’s time to call it quits And hang his […]

The drag of August and September….השממון של אוגוסט-ספטמבר

I love heat. And sun….But this year it has been particularly extreme due to the almost 100% humidity. And it actually stalled everything, it halted life. The 4 months of summer – July, August, September and October – nothing ever happens here in Israel. Everything’s on freeze, pardon the pun. Or maybe in a total […]

Happiness is cheap! על זילות האושר….

  Just noticed this flood of articles on happiness lately. In both media and social platforms. Be it scientific psychological pieces or just rank-‘n-file musings on LinkedIn, FB and such. Everybody seems to be frantic on decryption of the happiness formula, and various gurus – self-professed or adulated (like indefatigable Richard Branson) dispensing wise advice […]

Has marketing proved its worth to business? האם שיווק הוכיח את נחיצותו לעסקים?

Just a short  reflection. Was talking to an acquaintance the other day. He’s a partner/biz dev in a new  small company and we were discussing my potential professional contribution to their marketing effort. It ended up in my flatly refusing to take the job, because they were offering  pittance of a retainer for the work. They really couldn’t […]

An organizational version of the Snow-White tale! In rhyme.

Mirror mirror on the wall Who’s the dumbest of them all? Who’s the biggest cheat and fad That mismanages budget? ……. Who’s the self-assured buffon That behaves just like a goon Barking orders all around And the slaves can’t peep a sound ——– Cronies’ legions in a tow  Dark suits floating in a row Hailing leader, […]