Alcohol and the Tech Industry

An article on Alcohol and the Tech Industry, written by Kara Sowles, came through my twitter stream today, followed by a few enthusiastic virtual thumbs up. I’ve written before about the Tech industry and inappropriate behavior (often as a result of overindulgence of alcohol), and I don’t have any problems with the suggestions Ms. Sowles makes about how to improve the …

M-A-M™: Networking Presentation

Here is a copy of the presentation I gave at Right Management in Newport Beach, CA, on May 11, 2010. The focus on this conversation was how to use the M-A-M™ approach in focusing your message to a networking event audience. . M-A-M™ and Yes, M-A-M™ Copyright 1999-2010 J Michel Metz, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Networking Faux Pas: “How Can I Help You?”

I’ve been asked to give a speech at a local outplacement service company on the ins and outs of social networking. So, I had this brilliant post all ready to go, just waiting for an accompanying short video to be rendered, and here Kasia Gola has gone and beaten me to the punch! Oh well, I’ve been trying to get …

Brocade and Cisco agree on FCoE detail

In the not-so-Wild West of FCoE standards negotiation, the two big switch juggernauts – Cisco and Brocade – agreed to a compromise that will affect the way that traffic moves across networks. The good news is that this was a major obstacle to making FCoE have a chance at becoming a valid contender for networking in the data center. So …