Monthly Archives: February 2012
Interesting how VCs are bringing in Talent partners to help their ventures hire aggressively 🙂
One of a key roles of a VC and investor is to help portfolio companies and startups recruit quality talent. Especially with the current competitive hiring climate, recruiting can be a challenging task for companies both big and small. Today, VC firm Greylock is announcing that it has created a dedicated talent team to help its portfolio companies recruit effectively and succeed in the current battle for talent.
Jeff Markowitz, former managing director of the venture capital practice at executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, has joined Greylock as a ‘Talent Partner.’ Markowitz will focused on executive level talent, and will help Greylock’s portfolio companies as well as the VC firm itself to build a network of high-level talent.
Dan Portillo, formerly an HR and recruiting exec at Rypple and Mozilla, has joined as VP of Talent focusing on hiring in product and engineering for Greylock’s portfolio companies.
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great post by NS Rajan !
Everyone Needs a Devil’s Advocate
Opposition could be viewed as a conscience that speaks from outside you, akin to the ‘little voice’ inside you. It has been observed that unlimited power invariably hurtles us towards hubris, and leads to a subsequent downfall. John Locke, philosopher and proponent of the social contract, wrote in ‘An Essay Concerning Human Understanding,’ that ‘all men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it’. Who else can and will discover your mistakes, but those who oppose you,and hence pave the way to your success!
The desire for freedom is clearly fuelled by our natural inclination to work towards what we cherish, and all of us hope to be successful in our quest. This presupposes the strong individualistic pursuits inherent in us, much as we live in a social collective. In…
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From: Sumeet Varghese <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Social Learning! An 8 yr old does an experiment and shares it on her blog!
This week my sister and I did a experiment called “swirly colours”
If you are interested stay tuned:
You will need: flat bowl or deep plate, dish washing liquid, different coloured food colouring and milk.
Fill the bowl or plate with milk
Put 4 different colors of food colouring close to the edges.
Put a bit of dish washing liquid in the center, remember DO NOT MIX!
See a video of my experiment
Here are some pics of what mine looked like:
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