CIO.com recently published, “What It’s Like to Be a First-Time CIO” an article on first-time CIO Jason Scott of Innovation Ads, Inc.. This article was a great representation of what it is like for a first-time CIO in a very entrepreneurial environment. Jason’s candor in the piece and reflected management style were refreshing, even as […]
None of this “felt” like team building or knowledge sharing. Unlike the “real world” (or “first life” as us hip SL’ers say), where you schedule the day for an off-site, dress in grunge clothes and march off to listen to (often) a stranger talk about how to build your team, we were doing something totally different. Our small group had gathered on relatively short notice, with virtually no extra effort (assuming you are already in SL) and were quickly chatting away, sharing stories and knowledge and yes, even team building.
Today on my commute in, the train engineer announced that the conductor was retiring after 40 years. I would miss this guy – after all, I chatted with him almost every morning and he rides a motorcycle, which makes us kin in some circles. More importantly (and potentially relevant to you), his 40 years of
It seems like the topic of Mashups is getting a lot of press again lately. Conceptually, it’s nothing all that new and mashups have been around for several years. Wikipedia defines mashups as: … a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool; an example is the use
I had someone ask me the other day why I decided to get my MBA when I did if I thought the timing mattered. I did not have some grand scheme to relay to him that showed some great wisdom in my own timing. However, I did appreciate the “real world” experience I had before
One of the things that never gets any easier for me as a hiring manager is rejecting applicants. At this point, I probably interviewed more than 250 people over the years (it doesn’t help that I am always working in high growth organizations). Of those 250, I hired about 50 (generally speaking, HR screens candidates
Thinking about going back to school? Trying to decide on an MBA or MS? No worries, just choose the rest of your career path (and no pressure either, by the way). When I was preparing for graduate school, I was torn over whether to pursue an MBA or a Masters, when a professor asked me: