Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Little Tells

Found this chart on James Siminoff's blog. Siminoff is the CEO of Simulscribe, now called PhoneTag. It takes your voice messages and translates them into SMS or email messages. A few friends use it and love it. I've been meaning to sign up. I'll do that and let you know how it goes.

In the mean time, definitely read his blog. He has viewpoints ranging on running a startup to just plain business sense. I loved the observation he made below on this chart that was in the wall street journal:

The % of Americans working in finance is at the highest point since the Great Depression.

Not a comforting thought for someone like me who works in finance.

I always try to pay attention to little tells like this. I remember reading in early 2000 that the Technology and Communications Industries made up a record % of the S&P 500 stock market index. That is one small tell I wish I would have acted on.