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The May Report: 10/15/2012: Bob Geras lives! — by the time I called NMH on Saturday, he had already been discharged; “You know what the fellow said – in Italy,…


The May Report: 10/15/2012: Bob Geras lives! — by the time I called NMH on Saturday, he had already been discharged; “You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Man I should write an essay extolling the virtues of corruption, war, and conflict in history, using “the Chicago way” as a prime example — hey, I don’t hear much about the great cities of Minneapolis or Boise these days as centers of tech or of any other creative endeavor for that matter; I missed the HR Tech Conference last week and overall had a lousy week, (and now I do have an iPhone 4), but two readers came through, so thanks to Chris Gantz, an entrepreneur who takes products from ideation to development in the mobile audio and accessories arena (we met six months ago at MoMo), and his firm has done work with Motorola and one anonymous reader; (btw, I’ll try to avoid using vacuous words such as like, really, actually and literally): The standout company at the conference was Workday [WRKD] which just went public last week as the stock jumped quite a lot, http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-10-15/workday-shares-jump-in-second-day-of-trading, and Workday is distinguished by having Co-CEOs, one of them being Dave Duffield http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Duffield, a founder of Peoplesoft; with the pop in stock, one could argue that unlike Facebook, the IBs didn’t do their job because they left a lot of money on the table that could have gone to investors; my anonymous source says that “VCs have over funded video interview sites, we need 5, not 300″ concluding that there’s a major bubble in a very commoditized simple tech niche; this person also says that the conference was very busy but the booths were often too big and some companies had too many people; overall, this person believes there’s a bubble in HR technology investing; btw, I heard that Groupon is firing people by e-mail: Does anyone know if this is true?

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The Scoop section:

– Chris Gantz writes an excellent summary of the HR Technology Conference, held in Chicago last week — What they were saying at Techweek on June 27th in Crain’s — What they’re saying now at Techweek, so the question is like “What will actually, really, literally end up happening?” and Iain, 10,000 people?, you’re crazy! — Tuesday, October 16: MIT-EF Chicago – 2 for 1 – BIG DATA EVENT, up against BIC and something else, but Nancy Munro says they have at least 60 registered, again, we’ll see — Marty Glotz is not dead, he’s in Paris, Ohio, but can we tell the difference? — Another person, this time Phil Bak, ditches Nancy Sullivan — Eric Olson, of FeedBurner and Tech Cocktail, and McMaster, you went to Bentley College, didn’t you?: In Boston: A Crash Course in Getting Hired at the Next Facebook — Chicago Clean Energy Alliance October Event Schedule from theccea.org — BGA 2012 Luncheon Sets Records — Ida Jablanovec: October surprize! Congrats on becoming monetized. — Ida Jablanovec: Balena isn’t kashrut.

[Editor's note: May here. I do have more e-mail notes to print, but no time right now.] ___________________________ The Scoop section: ______________________ Chris Gantz writes an excellent summary of the HR Technology Conference, held in Chicago last week

Subject: Re: Chris, please tell me what you thought of the HR Conf. if you went. Date: 10/14/2012 5:40:42 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: chris.gantz@reactivedevices.com To: RONALDMAY@aol.com

Ron, Sorry I could not do more and traveling all weekend. Here’s a quick overview of the HR Technology Conf, rough format and assume you will work your usual magic. Just consider this data for your writing and please no need for credits,… glad to help out. I tried to provide a format that you could easily adopt. I could not attend the soldier field event due to other commitments. Chris _______________________________ 15th Annual HR Tech Conf and Expo, 2 day highlighting everything technology in the HR domain. Expo vendors numbered 250, with 18 Illinois companies exhibiting (all Chicago metro area). 45 California companies (primarily Valley/Bay area) showing range of innovative new products. The word on the floor was fewer attendees than last year – but show floor remained active through the closing bell. Present were the usual mix of startups and dominant players evangelizing the integration of socialization into the usual tools and technologies, or offering totally new social based platforms. A common theme was the continued evolution to efficient hiring, eliminating the paper resume, virtual or online interviewing, versus in-person, and efficiencies in candidate identification and analysis. Proprietary search and matching algorithms abound and everyone adopting some form of social tools to both identify and engage talent prospects both inside and outside the organization. Many niche companies showing uniquely refined candidate targeting methods, for example San Francisco based www.ENTELO.com launching a site that provides employers the ability to search more than 300 million prospective candidate profiles and providing a snapshot of a candidates’s entire professional and social footprint. Entelo will the filter out company execs, partners, and founders ending up with a short list viable candidates. SOCIAL COLLABORATION All of the show’s solution providers are fully engaged in the integration of social in one way or another and if they’re not, they will be playing some serious catch-up a year from now. At least half of the exhibiting companies have a proprietary social platform or have integrated with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+. Chicago’s www.SILKROAD.com, cloud based social management system had a significant floor presence, promoting at the Silkroad Life Suite of employer branded applications that engage everyone from pre-hire to retire… VIRTUAL INTERVIEW Face to face, web based virtual Interviewing are hot areas with many new entrants. www.Sparkhire.com (Northbrook,IL) offering employers a package of job post, and archived and live interviews for $49. www.RIVS.com (Chicago) Interview On-line Software, and many others in this ‘Skype-like’ niche; Async (PA), Hireview (UT), GreenJobInterview (CA) (not sure about the green part). UNIFICATION Also present was the HR-XML Consortium (Chicago) a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to XML standards that enable HR related data exchanges GENERAL RECRUITMENT INDEED (CT) claiming their #1 jobsite worldwide with over 70 million unique visitors and 1.5 billion job searches per month. Cost effective pay-for-performance candidate match site NICHES NEW PLAYERS AND CONTINUING PARTICIPANTS … Internhousing.com (CA) temp housing solutions for interns nationwide (15th year of business). KEAS (CA) engaging employees with health and wellness programs. www.MYHEALTHANDMONEY.com (Chicago) helping employees evaluate costs of healthcare benefits. www.MARKETINGINNOVATORS.com (Rosemont) Engagement recognition and incentive programs Also present was the usual crowd of Work History / Background Certification – Screeners, Skills Assessment specialists, and www.KnowledgeAdvisors.com (Chicago) Practical learning measurement advise / solutions And final expo mention, WORKDAY, SaaS workforce solutions provider, ended the week with a red-hot IPO. Workday, founded in 2007, revenue doubling yearly, last FY $134 million (never turned a profit). Priced 22 million Class A shares @ $28 per share resulting in a market valuation at $ 4.8 Billion, (yes, numbers are correct). Friday, Oct 12 stock opens with a leap to $48.50, closing at $48.69. Chris Gantz REACTIVE DEVICES T 847.412.0000 F 847.972.6366 chris.gantz@reactivedevices.com On Oct 12, 2012, at 1:08 PM, RONALDMAY@aol.com wrote:

Oct. 12, 2012

Chris, that’s great.

What was the attendance like?

Number of vendors compared to past years?

What hot startups as you mentioned?

Chicago firms?

What about that big party in Soldier Field?

Ron

In a message dated 10/12/2012 1:03:16 P.M. Central Daylight Time, chris.gantz@reactivedevices.com writes: Ron,

I did go and glad to provide my assessment. Several interesting startups focused on niches and can send to you tomorrow.

Chris

Chris Gantz REACTIVE DEVICES T 847.412.0000 F 847.972.6366 chris.gantz@reactivedevices.com On Oct 12, 2012, at 12:17 PM, RONALDMAY@aol.com wrote: ______________________________ What they were saying at Techweek on June 27th in Crain’s

Crain’s: June 27, by John Pletz: Techweek triples attendance, plans LA sibling

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20120627/NEWS08/120629829/techweek-triples-attendance-plans-l-a-sibling?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A

Techweek triples attendance, plans LA sibling ShareThis35 8 2 2 Print | Email | 0 comments By John Pletz June 27, 2012 Today’s Headlines 6/27/2012 Emanuel moves forward with food truck plan FAA approves Boeing 787 production in South Carolina Quinn, Chrysler execs unveil Dodge Dart in Chicago United jumps in line for PreCheck security screening at O’Hare A busy offseason for Bears comes with renewed playoff hopes Techweek triples attendance, plans LA sibling View All of Today’s News Headlines (Crain’s) — Techweek, the Chicago tech confab that wound up its second run on Tuesday, will be shorter but bigger next year. And it will have a sibling in Los Angeles. The conference nearly tripled attendance to more than 6,000 from a little over 2,000 last year, says Iain Shovlin, a venture investor and chairman of the for-profit group behind Techweek. He hopes to hit the 10,000 mark next year. But the conference will be three days, instead of five, Thursday through Saturday next year, June 20-22. This year’s show ran Friday-Tuesday. “It’s a reaction to what attendees and partners told us,” said Mr. Shovlin, chairman of GuildCapital, a Chicago-based private investment fund. He says Techweek will put on a conference in Los Angeles in 2013, but he didn’t disclose the dates. “Chicago and Los Angeles are similar in being a little underserved from a tech perspective,” he said. “There’s no need for a Techweek in San Francisco. Our first priority is to make Chicago a tremendous experience. We’ll only expand elsewhere when we’ve done a good job at the other two (cities).” The conference launched last year as a way to get the city’s tech community together and “promote the innovation ecoystem” in Chicago. It launched at the Merchandise Mart, which has emerged as a hub for the city’s high-tech scene. The format is part panel discussions with tech-company CEOs, a hiring fair, a startup competition and company expo. Corporate sponsors ranged from big companies, such as computer-equipment seller CDW Corp., to startups, such as online clothing seller Trunk Club and consumer health insurance website Go Health.

Read more: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20120627/NEWS08/120629829/techweek-triples-attendance-plans-la-sibling#ixzz1z2b8Ltsf Stay on top of Chicago business with our free daily e-newsletters ____________________________ What they’re saying now at Techweek, so the question is like “What will actually, really, literally end up happening?” and Iain, 10,000 people?, you’re crazy!

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Techweek info@techweek.com via mail2.us2.mcsv.net 12:57 pm (2 days ago) to me Images are not displayed. Display images below – Always display images from info@techweek.com Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser Announcing Chicago 2013 dates: June 27 – June 29

We’ve heard your feedback. Here are 4 things to know about Techweek 2013: Length: You asked for a more compact schedule, so we’ve shortened Techweek from 5 days to 3, Thursday through Saturday. More: The expo will double the number of featured companies in 2013. Meet more tech enthusiasts and try more innovative products and services. Bringing back: The Hiring Fair and LAUNCH were such hits, we’re bringing them back bigger and better. Play harder: Can we top the parties from Techweek 2012? You better get ready. Check out our new website on November 1 for full event details. Stay tuned through Facebook and Twitter.

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MIT Enterprise Forum Chicago mike_fekety@msn.com via mail2.clubexpress.com Oct 10 (4 days ago) to me Images are not displayed. Display images below – Always display images from mike_fekety@msn.com The Global Entrepreneurial Network: Connect. Inspire. Succeed. Follow us on Twitter at @MITEFChicago (or search for Linked-in group MITEFChicago) ========================== If you are interested in BIG DATA the Tuesday October 16th event is a must…..by participating you’ll learn what big data is from a panel of industry experts: Louis Nagode, Senior Director, EPM & Data Warehousing, Oracle and an MIT alum Kris Hammond, CTO of Narrative Science Roland Dietz, President/CEO of Focused Connections Partners, Inc. and Board Director at CABI and the International Executive Resources Group (IERG) Plus, it’s 2 for 1 night (pay for 1, bring someone along.) Register today.

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Be sure to check out our new membership program 30 Under 30. If you are under 30 years of age you can join our chapter for an annual fee of $30, and then pay the discounted member fee for each event you attend — what a bargain! For details, visit http://www.mitefchicago.org _________________________ Marty Glotz is not dead, he’s in Paris, Ohio, but can we tell the difference?

Subject: Re: Where the heck have you been? Date: 10/15/2012 7:34:39 A.M. Central Daylight Time From: MGlotz@aol.com To: RONALDMAY@aol.com

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In a message dated 10/14/2012 6:57:26 P.M. Central Daylight Time, RONALDMAY@aol.com writes: ______________________________ Another person, this time Phil Bak, ditches Nancy Sullivan

Subject: post this anonmymously Date: 10/11/2012 8:55:21 A.M. Central Daylight Time From: E-mail address withheld upon request To: RONALDMAY@aol.com

Subject: another person tormented by Nancy Sullivan leaves UIC OTM

Hi Ron,

Nancy Sullivan is an insufferable d*****bag – that’s what Phil Bak says. Phil was hired not more than a year ago as a business development coordinator. He can no longer tolerate the stench of corruption at UIC OTM under Nancy Sullivan and her sidekick Jeremy Hollis. From what we know Phil doesn’t even have another job lined up, but he would rather eat ramen noodles and stand in unemployment lines than suffer Nancy. So many folks have fled UIC OTM and not for greener pastures. Connie Cleary took a pay cut and title downgrade and left UIC to join Rush. Jay Vijayan left his beloved family in Chicago and went to Rutgers. Rachel Spitzberg fled to Texas and took a pay cut in her new job in Austin leaving her family behind. Jeff Norgle also took a temp position resigning from his rather comfortable secure job at UIC OTM. Mike Isaac too fled UIC OTM and took a temp job with pay cut in another dept at the university. Shayan Sartipi is collecting unemployment and left his secure job at UIC OTM. Colleen Glascott took a huge pay cut and title downgrade but went to another UIC department.

Of course none of these folks were offered exit interview by Ms. Jamie Painter and apathetic Larry Schook and Avijit nincompoop Ghosh. So the fundamental point is – people would rather take pay cut or title downgrade or collect unemployment rather than risk going to jail by being part of the scandal being orchestrated by Jeremy Brown noser ( I think the real name is Jeremy Hollis but he goes by the nickname Pothinus ) and Nancy Sullivan

AND LARRY SCHOOK IS PRETENDING TO TAKE A SURVEY NOW- AFTER BLOODY THREE YEARS OF NON-STOP EXODUS OF FOLKS AT UIC OTM. ______________________________ Eric Olson, of FeedBurner and Tech Cocktail, and McMaster, you went to Bentley College, didn’t you?: In Boston: A Crash Course in Getting Hired at the Next Facebook

Subject: in Boston: A Crash Course in Getting Hired at the Next Facebook Date: 10/14/2012 3:51:55 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: anthonylawoffice@gmail.com To: RONALDMAY@aol.com

http://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/goldman-sachs-progress/archive/2012/10/a-crash-course-in-getting-hired-at-the-next-facebook/262780/ — William D. Anthony, Attorney at Law Anthony Law Office, 29 South La Salle Street, Suite 850 Chicago, Illinois 60603, Telephone (312) 332-6405, ext. 267, Cellular (630) 854-0009, Facsimile (312) 332-2657 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ http://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/goldman-sachs-progress/archive/2012/10/a-crash-course-in-getting-hired-at-the-next-facebook/262780/ A Crash Course in Getting Hired at the Next Facebook A free six-week program for recent college graduates and career-changers helps students get the chops to land jobs at innovative startup companies. inShare 38 OCT 04, 2012 To Ian Markowitz, a recent graduate of Bentley College, his Boston Startup School instructors’ request sounded like a simple errand. “They asked the sales class to go out and get lunch for all 72 students in the program,” he says. Then came the catch: They weren’t allowed to spend any money. In what would become a daily task, Markowitz and his fellow students sought out local restaurants to donate lunch to their hungry classmates. Though the task seemed daunting, they were largely successful: The students were able to use their sales techniques to solicit 10 donated lunches over the course of the six-week program. The project helped Markowitz polish the skills he would need to work at a startup. “Startups need people who are willing to go out on a ledge,” he says. “No one tells you how to do things, so you need to have confidence in your own abilities.” It’s a unique assignment, but then, Boston Startup School is a unique program. Billed as a “finishing school” for recent college graduates and job-switchers who want to work for startups, the program offers students immersive lessons led by volunteers from the startup community. Students can choose from one of four tracks: sales & business development, marketing, product design, and software development. The program is selective–20 percent of students were admitted to the inaugural class–but, for those who are accepted, there is no tuition. The program is sponsored by partner companies including UTest and Brightcove, which have successfully recruited new employees from the graduating class. Boston Startup School is the brainchild of several entrepreneurs behind TechStars Boston, an incubator that provides funding and training to early-stage startup companies. “At TechStars Boston, we realized that human capital is even more important than financial capital,” says Aaron O’Hearn, co-founder and director of Boston Startup School and director of special projects at TechStars Boston. Not having access to skilled employees “can hold them back.” At the same time, O’Hearn and his co-founders–Katie Rae, Shaun Johnson, and Reed Sturtevant–realized that Boston was home to a huge pool of creative young people whose talents were being wasted. “We saw a lot of new college grads and people who are underemployed, like freelance graphic designers who work at Starbucks,” he says. “They might have great skills, but they’re not sure how to break into the startup community.” O’Hearn and his co-founders set out to change that with Boston Startup School. “We built our curriculum by going to companies and saying ‘What are you looking for in your employees?’” says O’Hearn. Classes, taught by volunteers from the startup community, are tailored to focus on a combination of “soft skills” like emotional intelligence and working in a team environment, and “hard skills” like coding or mastering Google Analytics. There’s a heavy focus on hands-on projects in which students can work together in an intense collaborative environment. The experience culminates with “Exposé Day,” in which each student stands on stage for one minute to pitch their skills to the startup recruiters in the audience. Sara Sigel, a 27-year-old program graduate who recently got a job as community manager at GrabCad, an online community for engineers, credits Boston Startup School for helping her land the position and hit the ground running. “When you’re talking to people who do this every day, you see the pace you need to move at,” she says. “You need a certain amount of focus and flexibility, and the ability to shift gears and pivot really quickly.” Markowitz also benefited from the program’s immersive lessons and generous network: He recently started working as a business analyst at The Daily Grommet, a popular product curation website. Though the inaugural program wrapped up just two months ago, O’Hearn says that three-quarters of graduates have already landed jobs with hot Boston startups like UTest, TripAdvisor, Swipely, and BrightCove. “There’s a lot of competition for great talent in Boston’s startup scene,” says Sravish Sridhar, founder and CEO of Kinvey, one of the program’s hiring partners. “A lot of us would love to hire fresh grads, but we don’t have the resources to train them.” By sponsoring the students at Boston Startup School, however, “we were able to see their progress over the course of a project, which got us comfortable with seeing how they would act in the startup environment.” Sridhar is currently in the process of interviewing Boston Startup School grads for several openings at his company, and feels confident that they will fit into the culture from the start. Boston Startup School is gearing up to launch another class of startup savvy grads into the community, with its next program set to begin on November 5th. O’Hearn and his partners are thinking about the bigger picture too. “We’re trying to find the right path to grow the impact of the program massively, whether specifically in Boston or by offering programs in a couple of other key cities as well,” he says. “There’s a huge need for this type of training.” KATHRYN HAWKINS – Kathryn Hawkins is a journalist based in Southern Maine who focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. She has served as a contributing editor for CBS Interactive’s BNET.com, and written for publications including GOOD Magazine, Portfolio.com, and PBS’ NextAvenue. Opinions or ideas expressed are not necessarily those of Goldman Sachs. _________________________ Chicago Clean Energy Alliance October Event Schedule from theccea.org

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Andy Shaw info@bettergov.org via bounces.salsalabs.net Oct 11 (3 days ago) to me Images are not displayed. Display images below – Always display images from info@bettergov.org Dear Ronald, Last week’s BGA 2012 Annual Luncheon set records. The event was our most successful ever — with record attendance, sponsorships and revenue — and a dynamic keynote address by 60 Minutes and CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan. You can see photos and videos http://www.bettergov.org/about_us/2012_bga_annual_luncheon_2.aspx from the Luncheon on the BGA website. While you’re there, consider a “Vote for Better Government” by making a contribution to the BGA. Your support will go a long way in helping us advocate for more honest, accountable and transparent government in Illinois. The Better Government Association is working hard to shine a light on government and hold public officials accountable. We’re making a difference. We’re seeing results. In the last year we produced dozens of investigations that led to the repeal of an abused legislative scholarship program, revoked pension sweeteners in cash-strapped suburbs and questioned redundant and unnecessary government bodies. Our work has helped save Illinois taxpayers millions of dollars. Help us continue demanding the better government we deserve. Please take a moment and “Vote for Better Government”. Sincerely, Andy Shaw, President and CEO

The BGA is a nonprofit organization with 501 (c) (3) tax status. All contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. __________________________ Ida Jablanovec: October surprize! Congrats on becoming monetized.

October surprize! Congrats on becoming monetized. Inbox x

Ida Jablanovec saloonpoet@gmail.com 12:57 PM (4 hours ago) to me

Ron, All is well in May -World. I read in your 10/11 report that Flip is a regular advertiser. Mazel Tov. Nu…who couldn’t do with a little more mazel being tov’d their way? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Subject: I’m dyslexic, not! Re: Flip does not advertise. The producer of the conference, LRP, is the advertiser. Date: 10/14/2012 4:57:29 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: saloonpoet@gmail.com To: RONALDMAY@aol.com …” I had wanted to attend the HR Technology conference to see my buddy Flip and since they’re a regular advertiser in TMR, but t’was not to be”… I thought you said your father was an educated man, a profrssor. This peasant girl from Slovenia got a Waldorf kindergarten, Catholic schooled AND in junior-high had to know how to linguistically diagram a sentence using the Reed-Kellog system. Then, I read Noam Chomsky. Short sentences. Subject, verb, object. What brand of Jewish intellectual are you? LOL And whassup with you letting this Romy Ransom DISRESPECT my girl Arabella. It’s not easy being pretty; men behave very badly. Ciao bambino, Ida Therese Jablanovec

On Oct 14, 2012 3:47 PM, <RONALDMAY@aol.com> wrote: ___________________________ Ida Jablanovec: Balena isn’t kashrut.

Balena isn’t kashrut. Inbox x

Ida Jablanovec saloonpoet@gmail.com 1:30 PM (1 hour ago) to me Ron, I saw you scarf-down that awful-cold slab of pork belly stabbed with a pipette filled with a generic bbq-sauce. It was the day I introduced myself to you as a disability-rights activist at TechWeek. I know why you only mentioned the desserts at Balena. You had the rigatoni with pork ragout! To comliment the pork, I would think you would have gone with a dry red wine with a woodsy nose, a Piedmont varietal. But, since my family has been in the wine business for centuries, I would have gone with a Slovenian wine. It’s modestly priced on the Balena wine list. :D Ciao, my bambino. Ida _______________________________ END OF REPORT


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