DISCLAIMER: this post may contain buzzwords!

buzz·word  (bzwûrd) n. 1. A word or phrase connected with a specialized field or group that usually sounds important or technical and is used primarily to impress laypersons: “BigData”, “Cloud”, “Internet of Things“, “Agile“, “DevOps” …. 2. A stylish or trendy word or phrase. When people in tech hear buzzwords, it usually makes their skin […]

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BreakingNews: Hapless recruiter searching for LAMP developer; hires electrician

All joking aside, the current state of the recruitment industry is no laughing matter. It is a world lacking any form of entry barrier and as bizarre as something directed by David Lynch himself! It’s not only the candidates who are getting fed up. Also HR departments are fending off hordes of thick skinned recruiter-goblins. And […]

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Landing a job in Europe for (Indian) foreigners

My network of foreign contacts in ICT is “considerably” large. The niche-recruitment arm of Valbonne Consulting receives over a hundred non EU based CV’s from qualified engineers each month. We often get asked by applicants how to land a job in Germany/France/Holland, as a foreigner … So I’d like to shed some light here. Germany is now the hot-spot of the EU […]

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My data is bigger than yours. Analyzing the fragility of BigData with Nassim N. Taleb

Gil Press (BigData guru writing for Forbes) as well as others [1][2] [3] have recently suggested that organizations can become Antifragile (gain from disorder) by adopting a BigData strategy. The concept of Antifragility has been described at length by Nassim Nicholas Taleb [1] in his brilliant book. For those who are new to the subject […]

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