Happiness explained by @Zappos

Whether you love shoes or not, you’ve got to admire the job that Tony Hsieh and the rest of the Zappos gang has done. I got a chance to interview Tony during the book tour for his new tome. in our interview he explains the keys to happiness in life and business while being Asian-American. [...]

By | 2015-03-17T09:15:41+00:00 July 20th, 2010|Categories: Human Capital|0 Comments

How to Use Facebook as a Weapon

Many so-called experts are trying to fill young people with fear about what they should post in their Facebook accounts. They make the case the school admissions staff and company recruiters are going to check your Facebook page and ding you for the stupid things you did. (Who among us has not done something stupid [...]

By | 2015-03-17T09:21:25+00:00 September 9th, 2009|Categories: Human Capital|0 Comments

What Employers Want to See on Your Resume

Glenn Kelman is the CEO of Redfin, an online real estate brokerage firm. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. Prior to starting Plumtree, Mr. Kelman worked as one of the first employees at Stanford Technology Group, a startup that [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:12:16+00:00 February 22nd, 2009|Categories: Human Capital|0 Comments

The Mismatch Problem by Malcolm Gladwell

Check out this great video of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point) discussing the shortcomings of today's hiring practices. He cites examples of professional sports that conduct "combines" where teams measure the performances of prospects in the hopes of drafting the future stars. Guess what: this method doesn't work. Jobs--of all types--are more complex, and the [...]

By | 2015-03-17T09:30:17+00:00 July 7th, 2008|Categories: Events, Human Capital|0 Comments

How to Escape Corporate America

Pamela Skillings is the founder of Skillful Communications, a career and communications consulting firm in New York. Previously, Pamela spent more than twelve years as a marketing executive for companies including MasterCard International, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup. She recently published a book called Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:15:20+00:00 June 9th, 2008|Categories: Human Capital|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Not Hire Someone Via Craigslist

After reading my posting about how to get a job on Craigslist, my buddy Danny Kay sent me a link to illustrate what employers do wrong. I was amazed by the example that he sent me from the New York edition of Craigslist: We seek a talented, highly motivated & resourceful individual skilled/experienced in web [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:10+00:00 August 27th, 2007|Categories: Human Capital|50 Comments

How to Get a Job on Craigslist

I recently ran a help-wanted ad on Craigslist. The position was a photo-editor job for a site that I dare not mention because some people will complain that I promote it too often. Here’s what I learned a lot from this experience—much of which you may apply to a job search if you respond to [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:14+00:00 August 21st, 2007|Categories: Human Capital|54 Comments

Ten Questions with Jeffrey Pfeffer

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He is the author or co-author of twelve books.Dr. Pfeffer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Stanford. He began his career at the business school at the University [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:19:56+00:00 July 13th, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Human Capital|42 Comments

The Nine Biggest Myths of the Workplace by Penelope Trunk

I liked Penelope Trunk's interview so much that I asked her for more material. Here's her list of the nine biggest workplace myths: You’ll be happier if you have a job you like. The correlation between your happiness and your job is overrated. The most important factors, by far, are your optimism levels and your [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:20:54+00:00 May 18th, 2007|Categories: Human Capital, Management|Tags: |55 Comments

Ten Questions With Penelope Trunk: Career Guidance for This Century

Penelope Trunk is the author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success. She is a career columnist at the Boston Globe and Yahoo Finance. Her syndicated column has run in more than 200 publications. Earlier, she was a software executive, and then she founded two companies. She has been through an IPO, an acquisition [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:20:59+00:00 May 15th, 2007|Categories: Human Capital|Tags: |55 Comments

Recruit Kick-Butt People

I added a “Recent Jobs” section to the sidebar on the right side of this blog—I know: monetization is so “Web 1.0.” :-) If you want to advertise a position in this jobs board, it’s only $49 for thirty days (this is an introductory special). I have a highly-qualified readership of people with entrepreneurial, evangelistic, [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:23:12+00:00 December 17th, 2006|Categories: Human Capital|23 Comments

So What Do I Know?

Stephanie Tate is the university relations manager for Yahoo!. (This is not her picture; it’s a stock photo from iStockphoto.) She took a look at my cover email and resume and critiqued them. Just to prove that I’m not easily embarrassed—and to provide the most value to my readers, here’s what she said: I’ll pretend [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:25:01+00:00 August 18th, 2006|Categories: Human Capital|19 Comments