Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Management and Leadership

04 Jan 2009, 16:28 p.m.

What I've Taken, And What I Have To Give

As of right now, I'm looking for new opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Boston, and here in NYC, starting in the next few months. I'm especially interested in tiny startups (let's say …

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18 Dec 2008, 6:38 a.m.

Gig-Hunting & Travel

My luck has turned. Last year around this time, my job search sputtered. Now, I've been consistently impressing possible bosses -- and, more excitingly, possible partners for cofound-y relationships. I have four strong leads in …

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25 Nov 2008, 1:45 a.m.

Some images, tweets, and documentation from Seattle MindCamp 2008

Please link to other relevant stuff in the comments! I learned about MindCamp sometime Friday, Nov. 20th, and devised the idea for my talk in about 5 minutes late Friday night while going to sleep …

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23 Nov 2008, 1:44 a.m.

Yay For HOWTOs

Am running You, Yes You, Can Do Standup Comedy. Going well! Then at 8 I run spar, then at 9 the political science talk. Which means Keynote time somewhere in the next 7 hours. I …

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16 Nov 2008, 11:15 a.m.

Rachel Chalmers, Will This Make You Laugh As It Made Me?

I had not considered the necessity of gathering ammunition to use against your own children. [Indra Nooyi on working motherhood - YouTube video]

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13 Nov 2008, 22:04 p.m.

Kickoff, With Elaboration Later

Next week I visit Portland and Seattle, to visit friends and to interview for jobs. I'm interested in startups there and in Boston, the SF Bay Area, and New York City. I want to help …

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09 Nov 2008, 20:57 p.m.

On Getting People Mad And Winning Anyway

The Obama 2008 campaign did many nontraditional things: running a black man, getting more of money and work out of volunteers, etc. The nontraditional refusals are intriguing. Obama's campaign did not splurge on tons of …

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26 Oct 2008, 13:54 p.m.

We Are The That Ones We Have Been Waiting For

Barack Obama's campaign's momentum (or Omentum if you will) causes me as a manager to marvel at the fusion of inspiration and discipline his organization manifests. Hmm, whodathunk a community organizer would know how to …

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11 Oct 2008, 20:55 p.m.

We Make The Subtext - The Text!*

Last night Hal [happy returns of the day, Hal!] told me a tale of a job-hunting workshop he attended wherein the leader told him, without irony, that he needed to pump more buzzwords into his …

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04 Oct 2008, 12:30 p.m.

Subjects And Objects In Geek Careers

I love reading Derek Lowe's In The Pipeline to glimpse the shape of the biochem industry: what's inherently hard, what's common, and what's revolutionary. The grammar is familiar if the nouns aren't. This came through …

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