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In Head?Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal

So many good things about hiring and personnel in this article with  Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google.

Q.Other insights from the data you’ve gathered about Google employees?

A. One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless — no correlation at all except for brand-new college grads, where there’s a slight correlation. Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and G.P.A.’s and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t predict anything.

And on leadership/management:

On the leadership side, we’ve found that leadership is a more ambiguous and amorphous set of characteristics than the work we did on the attributes of good management, which are more of a checklist and actionable.

We found that, for leaders, it’s important that people know you are consistent and fair in how you think about making decisions and that there’s an element of predictability. If a leader is consistent, people on their teams experience tremendous freedom, because then they know that within certain parameters, they can do whatever they want. If your manager is all over the place, you’re never going to know what you can do, and you’re going to experience it as very restrictive.

Via: CORNER OFFICE: LASZLO BOCK In Head?Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal

@Sickniq Yeah. I cleared them…

@Sickniq Yeah. I cleared them all for ya. Shouldn't be a problem anymore.

Google Glass, Hands On http://t.co/rRxt4hFfat

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Google Glass, Hands On

From Maker Faire, I gave a presentation about Google Glass, notably what it does, and how developers/makers can interface with the device. It went over so well, the presentation was repeated the next day for another full house.

Google Glass, Hands On from Jake Spurlock

How Maker Faire is using…

How Maker Faire is using WordPress http://bit.ly/16F6KpR

How Maker Faire is using…

How Maker Faire is using WordPress http://wp.me/ph1bq-D9

How Maker Faire is using WordPress

I gave a flash talk at the WordPress.com VIP Developer Workshop a few weeks ago about how we are using WordPress for Maker Faire. Over the last few months, we have built a fairly robust tool for generating applications, scheduling events, and managing all of the data for the Maker Faire app, all using WordPress.

How Maker Faire is Using WordPress from Jake Spurlock

@scottcowley Yeah, that does. Basically…

@scottcowley Yeah, that does. Basically my default demo. OK Glass, Google, Pictures of Cats. 🙂