Attracting Quality Team Members for Your Company

One of the toughest problems all companies face is hiring quality people. Without quality people, your company is headed down the tubes. I'll never understand why some companies end up taking the "most affordable worker approach". I'd simply go insane attempting what we do every day if we didn't have our high caliber team. We're … Continue reading Attracting Quality Team Members for Your Company

Hyper Growth Businesses

I recently came back from the Web 2.0 Summit. Recently meaning November 2010. It was a great conference, and one where I first heard the term "HyperGrowth". This particular term, hypergrowth, was used to describe two very fast growing companies. Zappos ($0 to $1 billion in 10 years), and Gilt Group ($0 to $400 million … Continue reading Hyper Growth Businesses

Contrasting the Adobe/Omniture vs. Amazon/Zappos Acquisitions

First off, let me say this is not going to be some super in depth analysis that looks into financial statements, revenues shifts, profitability or details like that. I'm merely going to make some basic observations and speak to how I as an Adobe/Omniture customer feel. First, some background. A Little Background Our company as … Continue reading Contrasting the Adobe/Omniture vs. Amazon/Zappos Acquisitions

Zappos – All Hands Meeting

Zappos had their all hands meeting today in Las Vegas. The interesting twist to this quarterly meeting was that they streamed it live via UStream. The streaming broadcast of the meeting was an extension of their zapposinsights.com website. I received an invitation this morning, and fortunately, I had a little time available to check it … Continue reading Zappos – All Hands Meeting

Zappos – A Company Culture to Aspire to

A few months ago I ran across some online write ups of Zappos and their company culture. Lots of positive things floating around the net about them. After talking with our HR director, we discovered that Zappos Culture is in fact so phenomenal that they've turned their "mojo" into a product line not unlike our … Continue reading Zappos – A Company Culture to Aspire to