Archive: February 2008

Dunkin’ Donuts Out-Does Starbucks … Again

February 28th, 2008 by

I’m a loyal Starbucks customer, so it pains me to do this but … here it goes. Earlier this week, following the announcement of 600 layoffs, the 7,000+ stores temporarily closed their doors for three hours to conduct nationwide employee training. In response to this announcement, scrappy competitor Dunkin’ Donuts offered small lattes, cappuccinos and… Continued

Thrills & Chills, Part II

February 25th, 2008 by

I thought I’d follow up on Diane’s previous post about the thrills and chills of hiring job candidates with a different twist on the same problem.  As someone who is (thankfully) not in a management position, I haven’t had too much experience screening candidates, but watching from the sidelines has left a number of impressions… Continued

The thrills and chills of interviewing job candidates

February 20th, 2008 by

Most managers have had the experience of interviewing job candidates. We’re currently interviewing for an opening in our editorial department at one of PR News’ sister publications.  I must say, there are a lot of great candidates out there. For the most part. Then there are the foot-in-the-mouth candidates who clearly have read too many… Continued

Digital Platforms Are the Hero of the Super Sunday … Oh, and Eli Manning

February 5th, 2008 by

Yes, the Giants rocked the Super Bowl, doing a victory dance all over their underdog status… or whatever to appropriate sports cliché is.  But, two days out (on Super Tuesday, no less, and with the Giants parade blaring outside as I blog this), the most resonant star of the day wasn’t the star at all;… Continued