“We called it influencing the influencers.” Adobe. Late-80s.

You have been influenced when you think something you wouldn't otherwise have thought, or do something you wouldn't otherwise have done. In the 20th Century, the marketing department did marketing, the PR people did PR, and no job title included the word influence. To this day, no role or team or department in the typical […]

Fancy a coffee? Social business and your non-solicitation terms

The recent antitrust lawsuit against Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel for collusion in hiring practices demonstrates a lack of respect for the respective organisations' employees. Fundamentally, how dare one's employer collude with another in ways that may limit one's career progression! Having been an employer carrying the not insubstantial costs of hiring I know how […]