Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


05 Nov 2007, 10:22 a.m.

Ask The Hardest Polite Question You Can

Last week was a tough week for some kings of finance. The heads of Citigroup and Merrill Lynch jumped, or were pushed, out of their jobs. In the months prior there were rumblings at lower …

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24 Oct 2007, 10:15 a.m.

Logic Puzzle

Chief Information Officers say: 41% of us report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. CEOs say: 63% of our CIOs report directly to us.

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05 Oct 2007, 14:05 p.m.


Planned for last night: a sprint of sorts, where I'd help a friend spec out and start writing an app he's writing for his job and I'd do a few chapters of How To Design …

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17 Sep 2007, 13:57 p.m.

To Write: Business Lessons From The Mahabharata

"How to depreciate an elephant" "Me or my weapons? Domain experience and the people-focused enterprise" "Draupadi and Just-In-Time Inventory" (food or sex? you decide!)

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16 Sep 2007, 16:37 p.m.

Your Passion, Their Power

Back on June 9th or so, way before Fog Creek and I parted ways, I read a blog entry on how to hire people for startups and posted a comment that doesn't show up there …

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15 Sep 2007, 1:42 a.m.

"How can I provide for this right thing to be always done?"

I've had some recent success in using spam as a source for recommendations, but more useful by far were Crooked Timber and Ask Metafilter. Speaking of CT, title ideas for your blog posts and a …

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13 Jul 2007, 15:17 p.m.

Here We Go

In this week's MC Masala column, Leonard talks about making pesto, and I talk about the Indian tulsi plant. Leonard used the garden as a trick to get himself to exercise. His hours of plantings, …

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30 May 2007, 17:43 p.m.

Update Re: Resumes

Yes, you write a customized cover letter for each job application.

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30 May 2007, 10:27 a.m.

Tip For Keeping Resume To One Page

Copied and mildly edited from my comment yesterday on the Joel On Software discussion board. The original poster, two years out of college, had asked whether to keep his college internships on his resume - …

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27 Apr 2007, 20:30 p.m.

Trepidation And Excitement

Today at work I got to coordinate the creation of a neat thing. That excited me. Tomorrow I defend the first chapter of my product proposal for my master's degree. That's more scary.

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