Posts Tagged "seattle"

Please pick my brain…for a fee!

Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Career | 0 comments

For the next 6 weeks, and for 2 days out of each week, I’m offering friends of friends and/or my Seattle contacts a 50 minute career search or biz dev strategy session for only $50. WE ARE SOLD OUT! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REFERRALS! Why 50-4-50? Because over the past (almost) 5 years, as many of your know, or have personally experienced, I have acquired a considerable amount of social capital in, and knowledge of the Puget Sound market. So, for a few personal as well as professional reasons, I want to share what I can with those that need it before July 1st. And, just in...

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Quality vs quantity focused networking?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in Career, networking, pay it forward | 2 comments

Regardless of an actual increase in the number of “jobs filled” in WA state occurring for the first time in a very long time (according to Jan 2010 stats), I’m amazed by the proliferation of events, sites, programs, webinars, groups and individuals out there offering to provide opportunities for connecting you or teaching you how to connect with that ideal person/class/company/recruiter/connector/coach/guru/innovator or expert that can land you that elusive new job.  It’s mind boggling to me, and especially in such a relatively small metro area like Seattle! How do...

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What I’m up to this summer

Posted by on Aug 8, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve been a little off the map this summer because I’ve been happily very busy helping my friend Aaron Fairchild over at G2B Ventures in Seattle kick things up a notch. Earlier this year, Aaron and his team launched the Efficient Real Estate Fund, and, so far, they’re doing quite well, and I’m having a great time working with these super smart and FUN folks (OMG – humor in Seattle?! who knew?!). It’s been awesome to have been able to bring loads to the party these past few months and I’m looking forward to being able to contribute more throughout the...

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Be the change…

Posted by on Jun 12, 2009 in pay it forward, pif party | 0 comments

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” I keep thinking about this great quote from Mahatma Ghandi because of the unexpected, but definitely welcome,  attention my on hiatus Pay It Forward (PIF) parties have received this past week. Like many of you, I typically see Ghandi’s brilliant piece of wisdom in email signatures or on Facebook pages at least once a week. And, while I couldn’t agree with it more, I realize that it’s sometimes much easier to complain than effect a change.  What I recognized in the now two instances of interest in PIF parties,...

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Outside perspectives are good for Seattle

Posted by on Feb 27, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Great summary in Xconomy Seattle of Brad Feld’s (Foundry Group, Mobius Venture Capital, and TechStars) take on whether the VC model is broken or not. Brad recently gave what appears to have been an insightful and well attended talk here in Seattle, and is someone I know of from my days in the Bay Area. He was an investor in many of my then startup client companies when I was there from ’98-’02. I’m really sorry I was unable to attend this event because he’s a super smart guy with a knack for picking winners. I also enjoyed reading this recap post about his...

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