Iowa Caucauses With IBM
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Following up on yesterday's post, I watched one of those flicks I had mentioned that was referred to me from my "Toddsourcing" episode on Netflix.
The film, Katyń, is a 2007 Polish historical movie about the 2007 Katyn massacre.
Turbo's Verdict: Big Thumbs Up.
Although I could have stood to drink a very big shot of potato vodka at the end of it.
In other words, it's not a Disney film, so be forewarned.
And, that leads me from one kind of recommendation to another.
No, not a new vodka (although Tito's Vodka made right here in Austin gives just about any vodka a run for it's distilling).
No, I'm referring to Dan Balz and Haynes Johnsons' The Battle for America 2008, a great recounting of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.
I only mention it because I'm 135 pages in and I'm majorly hooked.
Don't worry, I'm not about to give anything away (although you already know how it ended, which makes the book that more fascinating).
Just know that no matter how much of a political junkie you were watching the phenomena that became the 2008 U.S. presidential election, this tome so far is the insider's insider look at each of the campaigns.
My neck is already sore from jerking it after so many "Wha!?" moments.
And for the record, I have no relation or connection with the authors, the publishers, OR the campaigns!
Be forewarned: The section on the Iowa caucuses is particularly insightful.
Speaking of Iowa's caucuses, IBM just this very day had a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Dubuque for IBM's new technology services delivery center located in the historic Roshek Building downtown.
IBM has already hired several hundred folks to work in the new facility, and expects to have up to 1,300 on staff there by the end of 2010.
This new facility will join an extensive network of more than 80 IBM service delivery centers worldwide where employees maintain, monitor and support computer hardware, software, and manage IT technology services for thousands of IBM clients.
IBM will continue to work with institutions of higher learning in the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin to recruit and train potential employees, as well as look for ongoing opportunities to partner with these schools to enhance their curricula and better prepare students for opportunities in the IT industry.