Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sadistic HR Department?

Sade-Biberstein I couldn't resist reading an article titled Apple's HR Department Is Obviously Filled With A Bunch Of Sadists!

Could you figure out the answer? To my frustration, I couldn't, without peeking at a few of the comments. It makes perfect sense now. Not a bad puzzle!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Headhunter in a Nutshell

If one of your New Year's resolution is to look for a new job, here's a holiday gift: some provocative, sensible advice from Ask The Headhunter® | Nick Corcodilos – Ask The Headhunter in a Nutshell.

I've read Nick's newsletter for a long time and recommended it, his web site, and his book to many people. What I like is that much of it is more sensible and less trite than so many of the job-seeking rules of thumb that you read. I don't agree with him 100%, and some of his advice seems hard to implement, such as refusing to disclose your current salary. But, he has good reasons and it's all worthy of your consideration.

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and wish you interesting projects and prosperity in 2011!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

A Concise Story of the ASIC/EDA Business

Check out Jim Hogan's article, The evolution of design methodology.

Past history is crystal clear and his description spot on. His assessment of current and future value-add is plausible and thought provoking. Sounds dire for many silicon-centric companies, though. Will you be a survivor? What does it say for the fortunes of the EDA industry? His answer seems to be focus on system/software, complemented by C-based hardware design.