04.02.12 The Morning Buzz


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Vote: Is Amazon Doing Enough?  – Last year, amid a troubled economy, United Way of King County said it received record donations from some of the area’s largest companies. Microsoft made a corporate donation of $4 million. Boeing gave $3.1 million. Nordstrom, nearly $320,000. And Amazon.com? Zero.

Gladstone City Council seeks new member – Applicants must deliver paperwork to City Hall by Tuesday, April 3, to be considered for appointment to a vacant seat on Gladstone City Council.



Find a Job by Changing the Way You Network – The best way to find a job is through networking. But, don’t limit your outreach to close friends and current colleagues

Looking for a job? Learn the new rules.

Employers: Show Common Courtesy to Applicants – We all know how critical it is for applicants to exhibit and maintain great manners when applying for jobs.

The Empowered Employee is Coming; Is The World Ready? – Forbes – But as the special issue illustrated, the new face of America was largely a composite view, so the face on the cover had to be a composite, too. It was Time’s first cover to use a computer-generated image of a human being.

Employees, Measure Yourselves – Encouraging workers to keep track of what they’re doing can make them healthier and more productive. New tools are making it easier for them to do that.

The View From the CIO’s Office – Three chief information officers discuss how they deal with some of their most difficult problems.



Olympia to expand media presence socially – Olympia is ramping up its use of social media this year, including Facebook and Twitter. But the city is taking a slow, cautious approach over concerns about maintaining public records as required under state law, city spokeswoman Cathie Butler said. That’s a common concern for other South Sound governments considering using social media.

A plea for beauty: a manifesto for a new urbanism – Our culture is a culture of cities, and without cities we could not conceivably have enjoyed the enormous scientific, economic, and political advances of the Enlightenment.

Reading List: 10 Insightful Books for Career Changers – With the economy improving, you might be considering a career change. Maybe you’d like to quit your present profession and do something completely different, even start a business. You could be primed for a change but unsure what change to make.

Five hot collaboration trends – Here are five important trends in collaboration solutions. Think carefully about how the solution you are using (or considering) reflects this rapidly changing dynamic.

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