Showing posts from April, 2016

The problem with LinkedIn

I used to admire LinkedIn. It served a purpose, had a solid business model and meant recruiters could easily find me and contact me. LinkedIn had the amazing advantage of doing three things that could seemed contradictory at first glance but worked in its unique ecosystem:
Provide me with a convenient place to host my resumeAllow me to contact recruiters and peersDo so without being an addictive platform like Facebook or Twitter (my personal opinion)
Basically, the sweet thing about LinkedIn is that you could just create your profile and only log in when absolutely necessary such as when you changed jobs or earned a new qualification. LinkedIn had a definite purpose and everybody was using it the way it was meant to be utilized: as a platform to connect recruiters and prospective candidates and to allow professionals to grow their networks and showcase their skills.

Then, things changed. People started using LinkedIn as a way to get in touch with key executives to sell their products o…

The level of punditry on Radio Plus' Coup de Boule is amazing

amazingly shit. I almost ran out of characters in the post title, which is why the title does not correspond to the post content. Or you could call it clickbait.

Coup de Boule is a program by Radio Plus each Saturday evening where a couple of "pundits" talk about football. The show primarily revolves around the Barclays Premier League (BPL), which is the most popular league in Mauritius, but also covers all the major leagues in Europe. I am using the terms pundits very loosely because the guys who behind are the show are among the worst commentators I have heard in football.

Here are a few examples of the amazing feats they regularly accomplish.

Tactics are overrated
They know absolutely nothing about football tactics, formations and all the stuff you should be an expert at to analyze matches and player performances. And here I was, thinking that an understanding of football was a sine qua non requirement for this kind of a program.

A two-team league
If you knew nothing about…