In the guest chairs:
Windham Pridgen and Frank Green from ExecuSource joined me to talk about hiring and getting hired in today’s tech marketplace. They shared some common mistakes, gave some great tips and noted that these days it’s all about Story (with a capital S). It’s not just about being a great coder or project manager, you have to know how to tell your own story.
On the phone:
Josh Zerkel from Evernote joined me by phone to talk about their focus on productivity both online and off. He also talked about the non-industry and non-task specific design of Evernote being their key to success. He explains that because the tools don’t force you into something too specific they can really be used for almost anything. (Not unlike… um… Paper!) So, while Evernote may not be the best thing since sliced bread, it may just be the best thing invented since paper… or since Al Gore invented the internet. Also, special thanks to Josh for letting me totally geek out with my Evernote love and actually allowing me to officially be in the top 5 fans ever. (Out of 90 million or so). Oh and Josh also shared a little known feature that is very cool. You’ll have to listen… I’m not giving everything away!
In the headlines:
- Have you been following the Aereo Supreme Court Case? It’s all about streaming TV, and who has the rights to what… we catch you up.
- And while we’re on the subject of government intersecting with Tech… we’ll also catch you up on the latest from the FCC on Net Neutrality.
- Moving on to lighter news, Taco Bell is trying out a new restaurant concept which sounds like it could be kinda cool.
- And the Atlanta Business Chronicle readers voted on their favorite name for the as yet unnamed Atlanta Major Leagues Soccer team. They like “Atlanta Phoenix”. I think that sounds like a tale of two cities… but my guest Windham Pridgen likes it. To each his own. Scott Sadler and I are sticking with the Atlanta Jams (get it sticking with?). And yeah, I know there is really no good mascot or logo for that one… I’m still working it through! (Maybe two cars crashing into each other for the logo?) (And the mascot could be a traffic cop?) (Or maybe we could call them the SnowJams and make up a bird called the SnowJam?)