Sellsumers, Pope aids AIDS, Resumes with pictures

Apr 6th, 2009 | By | Category: This morning's reading

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications.

“Sellsumers” – if saving is the new spending, then selling is the new saving
Whether it’s selling their insights to corporations, hawking their creative output to fellow consumers, or renting out unused assets, consumers will increasingly become SELLSUMERS, too. Made possible by the online revolution’s great democratization of demand and supply, and further fueled by a global recession that leaves consumers strapped for cash, the SELLSUMERS phenomenon is yet another manifestation of the mega-trend that is ‘consumer participation’.
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The Enablers of the AIDS epidemic
In their quest for acquiring followers and customers, religions and businesses sometimes cross the line between the fairly common, somewhat accepted practice of dishonest marketing and criminal misstatement. During his recent PR trip to Africa, the Pope not only disputed the effectiveness of condoms, but also stated that they aggravated the issue of AIDS. With one statement, Mr. Ratzinger single-handedly ensured that scores of helpless followers will become victims of the HIV virus.
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Resumes w/Pictures – Where Are All the Beautiful People?….
Candidly, it’s never the beautiful people who use a photo on the resume. Not that it matters. You could be in People Magazine’s annual “The World’s 50 Most Beautiful People” and it would still be a negative for you to attach your photo to your resume. My mind automatically jumps the jugdment I can expect from the candidate in question. Will you crash the rental car? Perhaps fail to back up the server? The possibilities are endless once you have determined it “a good idea” to send your photo on the resume.
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