Management

Get Jack’ed in 2015!

Throughout my career, I have started small companies and worked at large Fortune 500 companies, and in both scenarios there was a strong belief in conducting annual planning sessions to prepare for the coming year. A little over a year ago, I founded Relus Technologies, my fourth start-up, and we are now going through this same exercise. I have learned a ton in past iterations of business plans, and I will hopefully use some of this knowledge in preparing our 2015 plan.

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5 Reasons Employers Should Hire Swimmers

This blog was published on Relus.com

A blog post about five reasons employers should hire tennis players recently grabbed my attention and thoughts.  While I agree (and like to hire athletes in general), I feel the qualities possessed by a competitive swimmer are even greater.   So, given the choice, hire both.   But, if you can only hire one – pick the swimmer!

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Calling All Gwinnett Startups

Twenty years ago, Technology Park in Peachtree Corners was a hub for technology companies in Atlanta. Today, however, the buildings seem tired, with many sporting sale and lease signs in their windows. Occupancy rates are at an all-time low.

I am hoping for a resurgence of growth and investment in the area – led by the growth in Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Cloud Computing

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Don’t Do This On Your First Day!

My very  first day at my very first job was not one of my proudest moments.   In fact, I don’t think I ever told my mom about this event, so I hope she doesn’t read this blog!

Fresh out of Furman University, I was ready to start my career at Milliken and Company in Spartanburg, South Carolina.   With one weekend left before we entered “the real world”, my buddies and I decided to have a Friday night “keg” party at our apartment.  

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10 Worst Interview Questions

In my career I have interviewed hundreds, probably thousands of people.   In nearly every interview, I have usually wrapped up with something like “So, do you have any more questions?”    Candidates have often done well in the interview for 30 or 45 minutes only to kill themselves in the end.   My top 10 worst ever actual candidate questions are as follows:

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