A number of companies I’ve worked with seem to have a pattern for innovating – instead of looking to build products and services based on the ideas of their own people, they typically scan the market for interesting companies to buy up, and acquihire them into the belly of the beast. I can see why […]
Part 3 of 3 Your marketers either need to create a fire or be fired. If you have uninspired and uninspiring marketing professionals on your team, be warned. Give him or her one chance to kick into high gear. Then act decisively. Fire them if they cannot change tempo. Be bold and be emboldened. Marketers ...
There’s no lack of sources for canned interview questions. A quick Google search on the phrase interview questions turns up about 20 million hits! Good luck with that. In 30 years of interviewing people for roles in fast-paced startup cultures, I’ve come to realize that the vast majority of standard interview questions are useless. Yes, I ...
I used to fight the idea that more creative people go to startups. I didn’t see any reason why people would choose startup over mature companies (or vice versa) based on their own level of creativity. Continue reading
It's innovate or die, and this new reality leaves all companies focused on Winning the War for Innovation. This quest to win the war for innovation has led many companies to begin hiring Chief Innovation Officers (CINO), or Innovation Managers, VP's of Innovation, or Innovation Directors. But many companies have done so in haste... Continue reading
He estado leyendo con interés algunos textos de la reciente serie #HowIHire de Linkedin y, al hacerlo, ha sido interesante observar cómo muchas personas todavía están operando bajo el viejo y acabado paradigma de contratación cuando se trata del mercado de trabajo. El mejor del conjunto que he leído ha sido el de Beth Comstock “Usted está contratado. ¿Y ahora qué?”, que tiene más que ver... Continue reading
I was reading with interest some of Linkedin's recent #HowIHire series and in doing so it was interesting to see how many people are still operating under the old, broken hiring paradigm when it comes to the labor market. The best of the bunch that I read was... Continue reading