Back in the USA
I just did a Google news search on “people management.” I was simply casting a net; kind of randomly looking for interesting stuff to blog about. But I discovered interestingness in an unexpected way…
Of the first 40 results, only 10 were from the US,. When I subtracted press releases (which were, in effect, ads for companies that provide some form of people management technology) the disparity grew: only 3 out of 26 – 11.5% – were substantive US-based articles about the actual managing of people.
What’s up with that?
I suspect it’s an indication that we’re not nearly as cool, on a whole variety of levels, as we persist in believing we are relative to the rest of the world. (Note, in the Peter’s Projection map at the right, how relatively small the US is.)