Wednesday, June 21, 2006 adds to Jobster

Ever since helping found Jobster in early 2004, I have been drawn to the industry thought leaders, mostly who I have sought out via the blogosphere. Of course, we have a great industry mind in our own Jason Goldberg and Dave Lefkow. Jason Davis at was one of the first blogs on recruiting that I started following regularly. It actually got me thinking about a blog for myself.

Not surprisingly, Jason was also one of the first blogs we talked to about job feeds and allowing blogs to create their own feeds to put on their sites. He was full of passion and excitement about how it could work. He also has had a multitude of innovative ideas about projects that we should consider taking on.

As of this month, is part of Jobster, which is an exciting proposition. Now we have a great industry voice & community that is powered and supported by Jobster, but will largely remain the same force it is today. Our goal is to give Jason more resources, leverage, and reach in his efforts to bring together all of the best recruiting content to his readers on a daily basis.

Welcome Jason, the pleasure is all ours.

Friday, June 02, 2006

the best of intentions

About 3 weeks ago I had a great idea for my project paddlespot. Why not leverage Google RSS feeds on our website and combine it with our river level database?

The experience was simple, when readers came to our website they would see that latest web content about rivers, and next to it they would see the current flow, maybe a chart, and most importantly the SMS code to retrieve the flow on your mobile phone using paddlespot.

So I built a prototype...with the best of intentions.

One flaw in my analysis. Little did I realize that a large % of the news and content that comes up on the web regarding "rivers" unfortunately has to do with drownings and dead bodies being found...


Wednesday, May 31, 2006

welcome Jobby team to Jobster

In classic Jobster fashion, we have found a great addition of people, technology and just plain smarts in an Alaska based company call Jobby.

Welcome to the team, I look forward to working with Tony and Brian both.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Speaking at PLU

I had a great opportunity to speak with business student leaders at Pacific Lutheran University tonight. What a great bunch of kids. I really enjoyed reflecting on the past and pulling out some of what I have learned- hopefully it was helpful to them.

Tonight I realized that I need to get more involved with students. Washington Business Week, here I come.

Monday, April 03, 2006 with Typepad

last week typepad launched blog widgets to their bloggers. widgets are a cool way to add features to your blog. These could be things like games, photoviewers, or - HEY, look at that, Jobs!

Not only can you add a search widget, but also a listing of jobs from the jobster network based on keywords that you specify. This is really powerful for someone to shows jobs that are relevant to the content of their blog or website.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

my hobby: paddlespot

It is no secret my excitement about the mobility space. There is so much going on in the industry, however so much misses the mark.

Introducing a project my buddy and I do in our "spare time," that is focused on highly valuable & useful information that outdoor enthusiasts need on the go... Paddlespot is our first stab at it.

A core principle we are committed to (in addition to being free for everyone always) is we will not economically discriminate by requiring people to buy crazy expensive phones to use our services. Just simple text messaging.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

congrats to a friend

My former neighbor and good friend, officially launched his company, Retail Entertainment Design yesterday.

With a year of work under their belt, his team has landed some big name, national clients. They are building a smart business.

Read Brian's blog for the inside scoop on what they are up to.

Go Brian!

Friday, January 27, 2006

client innovation...

So as of today I have a new role & title: Director of Client Innovation. I am super excited about the role, because it is made up of all the things I LOVE to do, and do naturally with customers.

Some cool stuff I am working on right now that you'll likely hear about:
- Diversity Connections Website for Starbucks
- Microsoft Talent Outreach (will add link soon)
- Re-engineering Samsung's ERP
- Engaging Nike's Internal Affinity & Diversity Organizations

If I have a moment I will post our current vision for the Jobster powered ERP site...