Links

Here are some websites we think communicators and the people who manage them will find interesting. They are included here sometimes for their content and sometimes to highlight superb communications techniques.

www.aesc.org The Association of Executive Search Consultants
www.bluesteps.com The AESC’s candidate site
www.wyattjaffe.com One of the most clever, creative websites of any search firm. Be sure to click on the “wrong” choices!
www.parallaxventures.com Our affiliate
www.aliceschroeder.com Bloomberg contributor and author of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
www.clearpathexecutivecoaching.com One of the executive coaches we respect.
www.in10yearsbooks.com What you read shapes you.
www.mapsofwar.com Some of the best, most concise information on the web about difficult issues in world affairs. Test yourself: can your communications department convey as much complex information, as clearly as this site does in its 90-second format?
www.theoatmeal.com Matt Inman’s inventive, funny, wholly original website. Much of it is graphically unattractive and off-color but it’s included here for his posters covering grammar and punctuation. Every PR agency and corporate communications department should have a set!
www.27bslash6.com David Thorne takes great delight in torturing people who don’t think. If you tire of being asked to “write a little something” without pay because you’re a communicator, you’ll appreciate his acerbic wit, starting with “Missing Missy.”
www.theweek.com This site has a fraction of the material in their print magazine. It’s well worth subscribing. Its slogan is “All You Need to Know about Everything that Matters.” How they do that in fewer than 56 pages is another good example of great communications. Clarity in a small space.
www.270towin.com  and www.electoral-vote.com Every time in an election year you hear the words “in a new national poll” spoken in relation to a candidate, switch off your ears and head to one of these sites. As 270 points out, “it’s not a popularity contest.” You and I don’t elect the President, 540 people in the electoral college do, so national polls are far less important than state-by-state polling. These sites let you slice and dice the data any number of ways. Good communications, and a good tool for communicators thinking ahead to future political considerations.