I’ve had advice from people in the past to “work with companies led by people you strongly believe in”. As I reflect on 2011, I am fortunate to recall several amazing people I was able to meet. Thus, I wanted to share my thoughts on 5 San Francisco entrepreneurs you should know about.
[This is a guest blog by Greg Jordan] It was the fall of 2005 and I was vulnerable. Fall seems to be when everything important happens in my life. Caught in a fragile moment, I was being recruited away from a decent job at Forrester Research to work at Yahoo!, a company still struggling to be… Read more »
[This is a guest blog by recruiter Nina Merklina Morrison] Over the past dozen years I have heard proclamations that my job as an external recruiter is on the verge of extinction. Meanwhile, despite the oversights and calls of vocational doom, the job of recruiter persists and the recruitment industry continues to generate billions of… Read more »
Thank you to one of Ongig’s favorite techie couples, Currin Berdine and Jose Miguel Hernandez, for giving us this cool gift idea for dog-lovers: the Ultra Dog Pack from REI. Here’s their puppy Lola (who also has her own Facebook page) donning the Dog Pack with Currin:
As I have weaved all over San Francisco on my bicycle this year, I have had the chance to meet some awesome people and see their inspiring workplaces. Since this is the time of the year we think back on the year that was, I thought I would take the opportunity to show you the… Read more »
I was watching An Evening With Kevin Smith (The full 2 hours of it free) the other night and a guy named “Geek” asked Kevin a question — and Kevin had a throw-away comment about the word “Geek” originating from someone biting chicken heads off. That got me thinking about the origin of the word… Read more »
We here at Ongig (video job description platform) tried using Google+’s Hangouts feature for our Ongig daily huddle call this morning and it was super-easy and fun. You just go to
I was curious who the most profitable tech companies were based on net income per employee; so I asked the kind folks at MANDASOFT (a cool mergers and acquisitions data provider) for the data. Top 25 Tech Companies By Profit-Per-Employee I think of the highest profit-per-employee companies as the most efficient companies, since they generate… Read more »
Prologue, Apr 2011 It started on a rainy evening. I was working for a company that made widgets. (Really, they make customized social widgets for clients). I had spent the entire day poring over a jumble of hideous Java code that could have been written by a thousand monkeys on typewriters. Any mention of using… Read more »
A friend just sent me this nice quality version of me nervously asking Steve Jobs a question at All Things Digital (D5) a few years back. I asked him for his advice for entrepreneurs like me…on how to try to build an awesome company like Apple.
Randi Zuckerberg Can Really Sing And Other Interesting Things I Learned About The Tech Industry At SVRocks
I didn’t know what to expect when I ponied up the $45 dollar per ticket admission for my wife and I to attend the Silicon Valley Rocks charity concert benefiting Music in Schools Today(MUST). MUST, which provides music education programs for underserved schools, is a worthy cause in and of itself, and I was truly impressed with… Read more »
I believe that video will be standard in job postings within the next 5 years. Call me crazy, but technology is easy to use and video gives you such a tremendous advantage. Active and passive job seekers network through referrals first. What do they do after that? Most people in San Francisco tell me Linkedin,… Read more »
“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one” — Oscar Wilde. At no other point in the past has this quotation reverberated more truly for myself. Unfortunately for me, Wilde’s musing is a lot less imaginary and far more real. Since I published my last blog, which documented, “Hunting For… Read more »
One of the “5 C’s” I mentioned in past posts here at Ongig (the video job description platform) is getting from Point A to Point B in your Career development. To do so, you need to be purposeful about your job. Here’s an easy exercise for figuring out the purpose statement of your current or next job…. Read more »
Throughout the 20th Century and now into the 21st, job search pundits have eulogized the résumé as it gives way to technology and time. Through each era, age, fad and phase, the resilient document changes and continues to lead the way for job seekers. Like the Phoenix, the résumé is dynamic, dying thousands of fiery deaths only to rise from… Read more »