Business Communications Blog

18
May

Even though we need foreign-born professionals here in the US, the H-1B visa hounds are after them again.

Image via Wikipedia As Vivek Wadhwa said in Business Week, “For the third year running, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have taken aim at immigrant labor.”  It seems that both of these senators want to “reduce the abuse” of the high tech companies that hire cheaper, foreign labor in the place of more expensive, skilled American workers.

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15
Apr

Is Silicon Valley Experiencing a Brain Drain?

Image via Wikipedia For all the people who have been complaining…fearing… that foreigners take away jobs from Americans, you don’t have to worry this year and who knows about the years to come. According to Daya Baran, this year, 2009, the petitions that were received  filled only half of the 65,000 available visas. Why are skilled professionals moving out of

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12
Apr

Is the US making a mistake limiting H-1B visas?

Image by Pesky Library via Flickr The New York Times is currently featuring a series on skilled foreign-born workers and their limited access to H-1B visas. The Times raises the question whether these highly skilled foreign-born workers plus foreign students who have finished their degrees in US colleges should get some kind of permanent work status or have to leave

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31
Mar

Visualization of Web 2.0 – Conversation Prism/Solis

I think the way Brian Solis makes social media touchable for all of us is just amazing. Here is his conversation prism guide to social media. He says: You + Me + Mutual Value = The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas Related articles by Zemanta Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (strivepr.com) 47 Awesome Twitter Tools You Should be Using |

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31
Mar

Lost Generation- an amazing video that gives us hope

Watch this video,  it is a testament to our youth; they will have to come and clean up our mess after us.  

13
Mar

Immigrants settling into the United States

Image via Wikipedia See where and how  many immigrants settled in the United States thanks to an article in the New York Times.

4
Mar

Seesmic, CoolIris, Ubergizmo, l’Atelier Speak at Internationally Cool & Plugged In Event

 Eliane Fiolet, Hubert, Nguyen, Loic le Meur, Dominique Piotet, Soujanya Bumkhar and Angelika Blendstrup/Daniel Zimmerman, co-moderators, at last week’s event, “Internationally Cool and Plugged in.” Photos from Karsten Lemm 130 people attended the event held at Cooley Godward, Palo Alto sponsored by  GABA, the French American Chamber of Commerce and iHouse, UC Berkeley.

3
Mar

Social Media Map

Here is an incredible depiction of social media: Social Media Maps Publish at Scribd or explore others: Internet & Technolog communication knowledge

1
Mar

Loic le Meur (seesmic), Dominique Piotet (l’Atelier), Soujanya Bumkhar (cooliris), Hubert Nguyen & Eliane Fiolet (Ubergizmo)

On March 25th we had a funny, inspiring event at Cooley Godward in Palo Alto with a cool panel of entrepreneurs who are making their mark on Silicon Valley and the rest of the world. We are waiting for the video and will upload it next week. Some statements from the panel: Loic (Seesmic) when asked about his tag line:

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1
Mar

Credit Crisis in Visual Form

“The Crisis of Credit Visualized.” The presentation was created by Jonathan Jarvis, a designer and graduate student from Los Angles which I saw on Garr Reynold’s blog, Presentation Zen The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo. Related articles by Zemanta Visualization of the credit crisis (presentationzen.com) 5 more fresh articles…