Skip to main content

Metis Talent Management brand new website goes live

Last fortnight was a joy, as we came to the launch of Metis Talent Management's website. Metis is a Singapore based organisation that advises clients on Talent Management with a primary focus on Talent Development and Organisation Design. Best wishes to team Metis!

The other great thing is how folks at Metis approached this by going in for a full overhaul, including getting a new logo and brand colours. Do leave your comments on what you feel about the website and the logo!!

Cold Steel at 100 pages

It isn't my practice to comment on books while I have not finished them, I am deviating this time. I started reading Cold Steel byTim Bouquet & Byron Ousey early this week. At end of 100 pages (out of a total of 323 ) some observations:

  1. This book is about personalities, and personalities.
  2. Expect no great business insight, this book is general reading.
  3. Ergo, if you hate business books and like general reading, go ahead and buy a copy.
  4. The book is like an extremely long event report, language will make you feel you are reading a newspaper at bedtime.
  5. The Arcelor management have been characterized from the beginning as irrational, insecure, somewhat immature. The authors have started this book with a certain mindset, which cannot be termed as fully balanced. And of course, as you would expect, Mittals family members and Mittal employees have been shown as competent and temperamentally very controlled.
  6. Have no illusion, this book is only about the Arcelor and Mittal Steel merger, nothing more.
Lakshmi Mittal looked at his watch. He had just flown with Aditya in his helicopter from Bettersea heliport to catch his private jet. It would be mid-afternoon in New York. He pressed out the numbers on his phone and waited for Lloyd Blankfein, the president and chief operating officer of Goldmman Sachs Group, one of the largest global investment banks, to take his call.
'I would like Goldman's to be my lead advisers on a major takeover transaction by Mittal Steel', he explained.
'Lakshmi, a pleasure,' Blankfein replied from his office at 85 Broad Street, Lower Manhattan....


Wow!

Updated: Here's my detailed post after I finished reading The Cold Steel.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

CIO India is launched but wondering who gets copies.

While International Media GroupIDG has brought one of its most popular IT publications for managers CIO, subscribing to it is a pain. The first issue of CIO India was published in Nov 2005 and according to IDG, currently distributes 6000 copies across India. I wonder who gets them.Having followed US edition of CIO (It is absolutely first rate) for a while now, I was quite delighted to know there is an Indian edition too. However, try to subscribe to a paper copy. First, there is no concept of paid subscription. One need to register a request for a print subscription, and that begins an endless wait to hear whether your subscription was approved or not. (I registered in May 2007 and am still waiting to hear back from them!). And no, CIO does not sell off the shelf, it only comes into your letter box.I wish this subscription request and acceptance process is improved significantly if CIO India has to indeed make a mark. I have sent multiple emails over the last three quarters and follow…

SLIDESHOWS ADD VALUE TO YOUR SITE, TRY ZOHO

Of late I have come across professionals who want to add slideshow onto their blogs or business websites.Zohoprovides an interesting feature which allows you to embed slideshow onto your website or blog in just a few steps. If you use your desktop to make slides, Zoho Show works fairly well. However, it also allows you to create presentations from scratch using its own online interface, as well as embed them to your blog or website such as one shown below.



Steps to embed a ppt onto a blog like this are very simple. A. Signup for Zoho Show. B. Upload your slides or create your presentation online C. Once done, click on 'action', you would see a menu bar like shown below

D. Once you have clicked on and see the some code, copy it completely. E. If you want to add to a blog like this, do write your blog in the text editor and then click on the Edit Html button above. Paste the Zoho code at the place where you want your slideshow to appear.Publish and your are up. It may appear complex, b…

Ideacopter's 'Marketing for all' mission.

Since we started www.ideacopter.com at the turn of the year, we ventured into the unknown. But having a very exciting four months and we feel our mission of making marketing accessible to startups is more valid than ever. Marketing in general, but more specifically branding, digital marketing etc is practised in a very unscientific fashion in most startups. But the great thing is that all startups realize Brand is something they can't afford to ignore anymore, especially, if they wish to scale up. We at Ideacopter attempt to fill that gap. Let's see how the rest of the year goes.