The question struck me as odd, particularly coming from a slick sign posted over the front door of a Fortune 500 company well known for its corporate culture.
That was after a tour of the place, where they showed off their themed conference rooms, goodie stocked break rooms and state of the art gym (replete with corporate masseuse), among a plethora of other inducements to ensure that, like a casino in Vegas, the average worker never leaves the house, so to speak.
While I was attending film school (a qualifier that probably severely undercuts the credibility of the rest of this article), I never ceased to be amazed at the fact that while my emerging oeuvre of crappy handheld shorts – always shot without any semblance of a budget, production design or, you know, an actual narrative story – left much to be desired, the actors and actresses appearing in them were almost always world-class.
Let me be clear: I actually admire those who have figured out a way to monetize providing services to the unemployed. Most marketers would probably, conducting a SWOT analysis, point to the fact that categorically, those without jobs who are “actively looking” likely lack disposable income. But, you see, that’s capitalism in action.
If you’ve logged into Google, bought a book on Amazon, “liked” an article on Facebook or streamed a movie on Netflix, you’ve seen cloud computing in action — yet probably weren’t even aware of it.
Similarly, the convergence of cloud computing with HR systems is already ubiquitous, yet invisible.
If you’ve noticed I haven’t posted a lot of content recently, the truth of the matter is, I don’t write a lot of content that’s not copy I’m getting paid for. Why? It’s simple, really. I hate writing. But I have the curse of being able to do it cogently, and sometimes, eloquently. But the process is probably the worst thing in the world, because, well, there isn’t one. I’d like to think writing is a craft, and it all comes down to discipline, but really, it doesn’t. In the end, it comes down to motivation.