LinkedIn has over 100 million users, and a market cap today of over 7 Billion USD. If the market is prepared to give LinkedIn that sort of valuation for what is essentially data that should be in your HRMS, then it tells me that your people data is a lot more valuable than you probably imagine it is. Time to think about employee master data quality….
(cross posted from my Gartner blog)
April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
While I’m somewhat uneasy about the impact of the iPad and Kindle on books and literature generally because of the intellectual property control that it gives the device maker, I’m rather impressed with the implications that it has for poetry (thanks Lia for the link).
Watch this video from the Guardian about Elliot’s Wasteland. It is simply delightful. Congratulations to Faber for doing this. It is doing things with poems that weren’t possible before.
For the enterprise software vendors reading this, doing the stuff you do on the desktop or the laptop on the iPad doesn’t really impress anyone, it merely illuminates the gap between yesterday and tomorrow. Do something that you couldn’t do before. Surprise and delight. Innovate rather than replicate.
update: credit due to touchpress.com as well as Faber.