What they lack in diplomacy, they make up for in directness. Note today's email quote of the day from Bernard Adelsberger, a vice president at Weber Shandwick Public Relations:
Your site is useless. I'm already registered, but when I click on an article I want to read, I get a registration page... I don't have all day to go around in circles.
It turns out that Bernard discovered a sort of design flaw in our sponsored White Paper area that is sometimes confusing. I won't bore you with the details. Suffice to say, by declaring us useless, Mr. Adelsberger has actually proven useful to us, as we're always looking to improve the site.
I've worked with a few people like this, they disguise their lack of intellect with neologisms and euphemisms like Chief Reputation Strategist.
Here's a CEO reputatuon strategy for ya... quit paying them 200 Million dollars to screw up a company and then leave. Why not fire them and tell them they suck at business and they need to find a job where they won't hurt anyone but themselves.
Or maybe tell them to keep their mouth shut on the witness stand and not say things like "when you live that lifestyle it's hard to turn it off" when referring to your defaulted $70M personal loan that your "Board Buddies" gave you right before your company tanked and took down a whole lot of other people with it. Except you of course.
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