Dear Libby

Guy Kawasaki 3300 Hillview Palo Alto, CA 94304 [email protected] 650-354-1854 August 16, 2006 Dear Libby, I read your interview in Guy Kawasaki’s blog (To show I’m digitially hip enough to have read a recent blog item.), and your responses sparked an interest (A little bit of sucking up to show her that I thought that [...]

Ten (Okay, 13) Questions with Libby Sartain, Chief People Yahoo!

This is HR and recruiting week on my blog! This is an interview with Libby Sartain of Yahoo. She is responsible for leading Yahoo! Inc.’s global human resources efforts and managing and developing the human resources team. Prior to joining Yahoo! in August 2001, Sartain was “vice president of people” at Southwest Airlines. She holds [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:25:06-07:00August 15th, 2006|Categories: Human Capital|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Wanted to Know About Getting a Job in Silicon Valley But Didn’t Know Who to Ask

Many people ask me for advice about getting a job in Silicon Valley, so here’s the inside scoop. Not everyone will agree with this advice, and some will outright deny what I’m saying, but if you use these tips you will stand head and shoulders above most candidates. Love what the company does. Passion for [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:25:08-07:00August 14th, 2006|Categories: Human Capital, Management|Tags: |0 Comments

The Art of Firing

A few weeks ago I covered the topic of laying people off. In a sense, this is an easier process because it usually happens in bad times, and it doesn’t single a person out. A firing, by contrast, can occur in good times as well as bad times, and it’s highly personal. I’ve fired people [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:25:28-07:00July 25th, 2006|Categories: Human Capital, Management|0 Comments

Nine Questions to Ask a Startup

Most of the information that you can find about recruiting is for the employer, not the employee. (I'm as guilty as this as anyone: for example, The Art of Recruiting, I and II.) Let's turn the tables, switch modes, and balance the scales by discussing what a hot candidate should ask a private, venture-backed startup [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:28:04-07:00March 25th, 2006|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship, Human Capital|Tags: |0 Comments

The Art of Recruiting, Part II

I received an email from Craig James that contained superb insights into the art of recruiting. With Craig's permission, I provide it below. As the chief technology officer of eMolecules, Craig is responsible for the design and development of the www.chmoogle.com chemistry search engine. Craig worked with chemistry, chemists and chemical databases his entire career, [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:28:06-07:00March 19th, 2006|Categories: Human Capital|0 Comments

The Art of Recruiting

The art of recruiting is the purest form of evangelism because you're not simply asking people to try your product, buy your product, or partner with you. Instead, you are asking them to bet their lives on your organization. Can it get any scarier for them, and tougher for you, than this? Hire better than [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:29:04-07:00January 30th, 2006|Categories: Human Capital|0 Comments