I sent in an application to Google Sustainability tonight! And believe it or not, 2.5 years after finishing college, it’s my first real job application! I can’t wait to hear back from them. This was a fun letter to write, whatever they decide:
Let me present my first ever formal job application. At age 25, I have hired and fired, managed employees, secured investments, spoken at conferences, made mistakes, enjoyed successes, changed lives, befriended a Mayor, and helped run a summer camp, but I haven’t applied for a job.
I hold it in my hands, feeling it, weighing it, thumbing the seal. The light blue, greeting card-sized envelope bears no stamp and no return address, only “Adrian Dahlin, 22 Keefe Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040”. I lived there last year, with my family. I’ve had the envelope for ten days And haven’t figured out howContinue reading “Last Year’s Letter”
For Christmas my sister gave me Eric Ries‘ The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneur’s Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. It was a timely gift, because I started a business in September 2011 and began to learn about Lean Startup theory during the fall at networking events in Boston. This week I doveContinue reading “Lessons from “The Lean Startup””