First let me share some good articles to read from some academic friends of mine:
- 13 Ways Companies Kill Creativity 13 Ways
- 21 Skills We Need the Most in a 21st Century Economy 21 Skills
- 25 iPad Apps to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing Apps
- 25 Hashtags Every MBA Student Should Follow Hashtags
- 14 Ways Social Media May Soon Change Your Doctor’s Visit 14 Ways
- What 25 Personal Finance Experts Desperately Want New Grads to Know Finance Experts
- 20 Best Smartphone Apps to Combat School Stress smart phones
- The 9 Worst Employee Freak-Outs in History Employee Freak-Outs
- 15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners 15 Secrets
- 10 of the Most Coveted College Internships College Internships
- The Biggest Villains Behind Today’s Student Loan Crisis Biggest Villains
- 20 Interesting Ways Colleges are Using Pinterest 20 Interesting Ways
- 18 Proven Ways to Help Recruiters Find You on LinkedIn 18 Proven Ways
Yahoo resume mistake?
Let me focus your attention on a Yahoo Executive that had to step down. It’s because he lied about his degree.
The problem is that Scott Thompson claimed he “graduated with a degree in accounting and computer science in 1978 from Stonehill College.” In reality, he only had an accounting degree.
But here’s my issue. The story also says this: “Thompson, who was before the president of PayPal, became CEO of Yahoo on January 4.” So if he was president of PayPal, that should get him a job as CEO at Yahoo. Why continue the same degree lie, which is meaningless – when you have been in top management at another firm?
What’s LibreOffice up to?
In last weekend’s blog post I mentioned having trouble installing Open Office (i.e. Apache version) on my HP windows computer. I had to manually click on the setup file, after all the files expanded into temporary storage.
When I tried installing LibreOffice on my HP and Dell computers, I got an error with Dell. It kept prompting me to close an already installed LibreOffice – no such animal. But I was able to install it on my HP machine with no issue.
Two competing open source office products? Why not? I suspect the issue is the number of people and organizations provides product support. This will keep the fire going. Let’s survey some articles from this week:
- Lotus Symphony realigns with Apache OpenOffice Lotus Symphony
- A Tale of Two Suites: Do We Still Need OpenOffice.org? A Tale of Two Suites
- Can Apache OpenOffice Still Compete with LibreOffice? Still Compete
I suspect that Microsoft office development will fuel the enhancement requests on LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Now I will keep both versions running on my HP computer. They seem to work with the same document types. So it should be easy to work on the same document in either office product.
I wonder if Oracle just wanted to get out of the free open source business? Or did they find LibreOffice a threat and figured an Apache donation would be a good strategic move?