When Tracy Britt Cool was finishing Harvard Business School, she wrote to Warren Buffett to ask for a job. Less than five years later, she’s among Buffett’s top aides at Berkshire Hathaway.
In her hbr.org blog post, Joan Solotar, senior managing director/Head of the External Relations & Strategy Group, and a member of both the executive and management Committees at the Blackstone Group, says to encourage young graduates be realistic but focus on the positives as well.
Google taps its own ranks to teach valuable career-building classes as well as "extracurriculars" like kickboxing and social skills for engineers.
You can maintain your entrepreneurial culture--long after you raise funding, and start making money. Here's how.
Several years ago I was in the Thomson Building in Toronto. I went down the hall to the small kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee. Ken Thomson was there, making himself some instant soup. At the time, he was the ninth-richest man in the world, worth approximately $19.6...
Get on a Southwest flight to anywhere, buy shoes from Zappos.com, pants from Nordstrom, groceries from Whole Foods, anything from Costco, a Starbucks espresso, or a Double-Double from In N' Out, and you'll get a taste of these brands’ vibrant cultures.