Amanda Hite's Blog – December 2008 Archive (5)

Women Bloggers make the Top 12 Most Influential Women of 2008 list

I Stumbled Upon this article from About.com

Top 12 Most Influential Women of 2008 - Women Who Made Headlines in 2008. I was stoked to see a Social Media influence in the top 10.



Here is their list:



1. Hillary Clinton - Woman of the Year and Glass Ceiling Cracker

2. Michelle Obama - The Nation's First African-American First… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on December 30, 2008 at 6:24am — No Comments

Appreciating the holiday hustle

My world speeds at 120 miles per hour. When I think it can’t go faster the holiday’s race in and I'm find myself clinched tight to an end of the year roller coaster. This year I’m working on being present and appreciating every flashing moment of holiday hustle.



Today like a holiday sucker, I’m sharing some of my recent moments. In return I hope you share yours.



Texting in Church

Last Sunday the Pastor had us text the meaning of Christmas to someone special.… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on December 23, 2008 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Slash Careers. A new model for work/life success.



I'm reading the book "One person/ multiple careers. A new model for work/life success."



I’m fascinated by the concept. It appeals to me personally and I'm convinced it can redefine how we leverage talent in the 21st century.



Many of the people working with our start up Talent Revolution Inc. have… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on December 15, 2008 at 12:51pm — 24 Comments

The pink slip epidemic. Are you ready for yours?

This past Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nation's employers cut 533,000 jobs in November.



It appears that trend will continue.



I have been talking with companies that are planning for big layoff’s at the beginning of the year. Some of these soon to be displaced folks haven’t had to look for a job in over 10 years. My company intends to prepare them for the… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on December 9, 2008 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

21st century job seeker tip of the week

Find any business professional’s email address using Social Media and Google.



Are you looking for the contact information of the person who makes or influence the hiring decision but keep getting pushed to a link to fill out an online application?



Here is a tip on how to find the right person and get their email.



First search the Social Media sites you’re on entering in the company’s name as a keyword in the search. Browse through the members to find the person… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on December 1, 2008 at 7:45pm — 2 Comments

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National News

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Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

Restaurant Sales Bounced Back in March

Restaurant sales posted a solid gain in March, and bounced back completely from the recent soft patch. Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in March, up 1.1 percent from February's upward-revised sales volume of $46.8 billion, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

McAlister's Deli Signs Franchise Agreement to Expand to Cleveland

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TED TALKS VIDEO

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.

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