February Roundup

Below you will find the most popular posts of February 2007, check them out if you missed any:

Are Blogs the New Resumes? – Blogs are certainly redefining the online landscape. There are 55 million of them and counting, with some studies confirming that more than 100,000 blogs are created everyday! Blogs are invading corporate websites, online newspapers and content portals. Could blogs also replace resumes, though?

Competitive Advantage: Responsiveness to Change – The business world is no different. In our fast paced economy change is the only certainty, and the faster companies are able to respond to such changes the higher their chances of success. The ability to respond and adapt quickly to market changes, in fact, is a source of competitive advantage.

Innovation, Back to the Basics
– There is a very interesting article over BusinessWeek outlining the hype that the innovation term has gained lately. Most of the companies around the world are declaring that innovation is a building block of their strategy, but few of those companies actually grasp the true dynamics of innovation.

What is the relationship between intelligence and wisdom? – “Wise” and “smart” are both ways of saying someone knows what to do. The difference is that “wise” means one has a high average outcome across all situations, and “smart” means one does spectacularly well in a few. That is, if you had a graph in which the x axis represented situations and the y axis the outcome, the graph of the wise person would be high overall, and the graph of the smart person would have high peaks.

The Invention of the Telephone – Most people attribute the telephone’s invention to Alexander Graham Bell, but in reality both him and Elisha Gray developed a similar device early in the 1870s. Bell managed to arrive to the patent office a couple of hours before Gray, and afterwards he also won the legal battle to determine who could claim the invention.