There are still skeptics who maintain the California economy remains in recession, that talk of economic recovery amounts to whistling past the proverbial graveyard when unemployment remains above 7 percent.
Wireless connectivity has come to portable scanners. I’ve been traveling with the recently introduced Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100, the company’s newest portable scanner. It’s a remarkable little package that lets me turn paper documents into digital documents wherever I am, and do it completely wirelessly. There’s no need for a USB connection or power cord. That means it can connect to smartphones and tablets wirelessly, as well as to a computer both wirelessly or with the USB connector supplied.
Executives of California’s large privately owned utility companies don’t usually have to worry about much. Their companies enjoy virtual monopolies in vast regions, their profits are guaranteed and their shareholders are generally assured of regular dividends — which means they can count on collecting large salaries indefinitely.
Advice that is often given to people as they advance in their careers is that they should not state their compensation expectations or objectives during the interviewing process. On the other side of the table, employers get into the practice of attempting to hire people at the lower end of their range of affordability to get a “bargain” in talent acquisition.
I'm spending the day at Marché aux Puces, the antique flea markets of Paris. Also known as the Puces or MAP, it contains 14 named market areas that offer an authentic and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The market, steeped in history, brings together antique dealers, designers, artisans, artists and customers from all over the world.