I forget there’s a recession going on until I visit small towns like Deltona. This is where Miami’s overabundance stops and reality seeps in - Twitter
I sat in my car to sneak in this tweet as I was waited at a stop light to cross Saxon Boulevard. For the first time in my life, I noticed longer lines at the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving dinner than at Black Friday in Wal-Mart.
Suddenly I’m reminded that the recession is nowhere near over.
“[Hispanic] is really the growth market in the U.S.," Mr. Lopez said. There are big opportunities for Google in search, display and mobile, he said. Mr. Farrell pointed out that key words in Spanish often sell for a fraction of the price of the same search term in English.”—
Google Hires Mark Lopez to Head U.S. Hispanic
It’s nice to see my former client join Google. This statement couldn’t be truer.
Every week I spend a fair amount of time trying to get the best people to work for one of our portfolio companies.
I’m always impressed when I talk to someone that wants to leave their company but uneasy about it because of loyalty (to the founders, employees, investors, etc).
Leaving a job isn’t easy under any conditions. It’s not fun to walk into your office and tell people that gave you a chance and are now depending on you that it’s time to move on.
My advice: if you are excited about a new opportunity (can’t sleep or think of anything except the new thing) then it’s time to go.
It may not feel like the loyal thing to do but I believe it is. In your heart you don’t want to be there and the team at the current company really doesn’t want you to stay if that’s not your desire either.
The best way to act in a way that is consistent with your sense of loyalty is to shoot straight and give your current employer/company plenty of transition time and support afterwards. They will appreciate it.
Loyalty is something that is earned. Many loyal folks will say they will take a bullet for a former colleague or partner. I know that feeling all too well.