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An entrepreneur turns down McKinsey to start a tech company; now his startup has Hearst, Gannett, Time Warner Cable, and AOL as customers
It’s when you take that leave of absence or quit your job to focus on the startup full-time that it becomes real. - Roger Lee, president at PaperG
How a college grad parlayed a desk assistant job into being an entertainment reporter and producer for ABCNews.com
"The beauty of entertainment is that you’re helping people have fun during their day." - Sheila Marikar, ABCNews.com
A couple weeks ago a friend of mine recommended the new book by Cal Newport, 'So Good They Can't Ignore You,' which argues that the best and most satisfying careers are those where your passion for the job emerges only after you've developed distinctive skills for it -- because distinctive skills enable you to do ...
How a college grad without programming experience started a Y Combinator company and created a blog with hundreds of thousands of readers
Paul Graham was like, "This could be the Altair Basic." - Jason Shen, Ridejoy
How a McKinsey alum volunteered her way to becoming the Chief of Staff at Khan Academy, and how she’s now trying to scale the non-profit
"I spend a lot of time thinking about scaling our organization and figuring out how to preserve the culture." - Jessica Yuen, Khan Academy
What an engineer turned Stanford MBA turned pro photographer (who did a photo shoot with Barack Obama) has learned about careers and relationships (oh, he also co-founded a VC-backed social gifting startup)
"We’re building a social gifting framework that allows me to get a gift for you by crowdsourcing the creativity of our common friends." - Dana Underwood, The Muse Factory
How an accounting major got into the tech industry and landed jobs at Yahoo!, Google, and Stanford Social Data Lab
"Think hard about what you enjoy and don’t enjoy, and be careful when taking on things you don’t enjoy, because those are much clearer than what you do enjoy." - John Milinovich, Google
I wrote in the last blog post about Daniel Pink's thesis in his book 'Drive' about the three things that shape a motivating, fulfilling career: mastery, autonomy, and purpose. It made me think about similar themes Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, wrote about in his book 'Delivering Happiness.' I remember reading Tony's book last year after I ...