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Good to Know…Week of May 9, 2011


BIN LADEN
This Is How The World Reacted To Osama Bin Laden’s Death
Social media analysis firm Crimson Hexagon sifts the data to reveal a nuanced emotional reaction to the historic day. Nearly 50% of us responded to the news with fear, humor, or reflection.

To read this article go to: www.FastCompany.com

JOB NEWS
New Government Hiring Tools Help Agencies Share Research, Resources
A new online recruiting tool for federal managers will give agencies equal access to hiring materials, but it could take time to get off the ground, observers say.

To read this article, go to: www.GovExec.com

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
Agency Leaders Decry ‘Cheap Shots’ Against Feds
Federal employees too often are the victims of negative public feedback and deserve additional support from their agencies, top government leaders said on Tuesday.
At a Public Service Recognition Week town hall hosted by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, officials expressed frustration over the negative perception members of Congress and the public have toward federal employees.

To read this article, go to: www.GovExec.com

TECH NEWS
Disruptive Tech: Sometimes You’re the Windshield …
Throughout history, events often have been determined by disruptive technologies. The question for organizations and nations is whether they’re on the right or wrong side of those technologies.

To read this article, go to: GCN.com

INNOVATION
Fast Cities 2011
The city is humanity’s laboratory, where people flock to dream, create, build, and rebuild. In his book Triumph of the City, Harvard economist Edward Glaeser observes that to stroll through the world’s great cities is “to study nothing less than human progress.” Each year, we spotlight the building blocks of that progress–bold ideas that promise to enrich our cities and economies.

To read this article, go to: www.FastCompany.com

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