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David Eisert
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Attended Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
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I've had the priveldge of working in a few Fortune 500 companies over the last few years. Each one has made attempts at establishing internal social communities with marginal success. How are students being prepared to drive professional social involvement?
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While I enjoy Yammer and use it, we've found their pricing structure a real barrier to engagement at the higher ed level. We just don't have the kind of money they were asking for at their "discounted" rate. So, meanwhile, the UM network in Yammer grows and grows, but without official support or oversight, it can't reach its real potential. 
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I had been told by a number of people that my voicemail was odd. So, I just called myself and for some reason got forwarded to someone else's phone via Google Voice. I checked all of my settings and everything seems to be in order. Does anyone have a clue why Google Voice would direct me to someone else's number instead of going to my voicemail like it is supposed to?
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One heck of a storm this morning. The kids and dogs are sleeping right through it. I on the other hand am glued to the window watching the lighting. Safety first. 
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Fascinating to see a completely different side of folks I normally share with on Twitter. Can we have a "getting started" rule that your avatar match that of other social networks. Knowing who people are by their real names is proving difficult. Thank you to all who are in compliance with this rule.
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LOL I know! I'm having a hard time tracking between real names and twitter names.
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Trying to figure out how to give more than I get.
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Sounds like the federal Govt. to me
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The devil is in the details.


The Green Thing
In the queue at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment."
He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
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I have GChat installed on my phone and I also use it through a million web interfaces. It used to notify me through every device until I started responding to someone. then it would default to the device I was using and stop everywhere else. Now, my phone bings every time I chat with someone via my computer. Did I change a setting somewhere? Is Google playing with my head? Any advice is appreciated.
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The Facebook Messenger app on my rooted Color Nook does the same thing, even if I am replying while on a full computer. But I think it stops after the first one, will not keep dinging during a conversation.

Advice-wise, I would check settings on your phone's GChat client to see if you can narrow it down so that it will stop there if you are responding elsewhere. Did the phone client upgrade recently? Or need to be?

Life could be worse, than a humorous retort. :)
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High google+ I never think to check you.
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Cheers to food for thought!!
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I would really like to work for a company that had the right culture, was growing and had enough employees to warrant implementing an intranet and CRM. 
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agreed
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Spending the morning doing company research. Interesting to see the number of companies with senior leaders all from the same University/Region. I could understand if it were a startup company but to be a 25+ year old public company; I would have expected more background diversity.
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I know a few start-ups in NYC. They tend to stay within their trusted 'circle' of professional and personal contacts. The circles are 'tight' and there is little entry/departure. Here is a link to a photograph taken about 10 years ago. it is a dinner. Take note who is around that table of 'friends' and where they are all now.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/anildash/3971376218/
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  • Kelley Executive Partners
    Director, present
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    Emerging Technologies, 2010 - 2011
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    Manager, 2003 - 2009
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Stop doing what is comfortable and start doing what is right.
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Stop doing what is comfortable and start doing what is right.
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