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By Ryan Landau

HBR says this is how you turn purpose into performance

Helping purpose-driven people find purpose-driven startups is at the heart of all we do. (Hence: “regarding purpose,” or, re:purpose). So when we saw that the cover story for the July/August 2018 issue of the Harvard Business Review was about turning purpose into performance, we were delighted. The article defines purpose at work like this: “A […]

By Tara Taylor

Top 9 In-Demand Jobs in Michigan

Detroit’s startup scene is growing and new tech companies are cropping up all across Michigan. In fact, in the last three years, there has been a 50% increase in the number of Detroit-based companies, and in the last year alone, startups in Detroit received more than $62M from venture capital firms. Bottom line: there’s no […]

By Ryan Landau

12 Best Places to Live in Detroit

When I moved back home in 2012 after living in Washington, D.C., as a federal consultant for IBM, finding a place to live in Detroit was relatively easy. The city’s rebirth was just beginning and very few people were asking about the best places to live in Detroit. If you really wanted to live downtown, […]

By Ryan Landau

More on Intermitten: the one-day tech conference for startups in the Midwest

Mark your calendars, friends. Intermitten, the one-day tech conference created to unite, nurture, and celebrate the Midwest tech community is back for its third year running. And this year, it’s taking place in Detroit! DATE Thursday, July 12, 2018 TIME 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EDT LOCATION The Guardian Building 500 Griswold Street Guardian Club: 32nd […]

By Ryan Landau

Preparing to make new hires? The key to talent acquisition strategy

How often do you talk about behavior in your startup? If your answer is “not much,” you’re probably not alone. And we get it. You’ve got an endless number of things competing for your attention on a daily basis. Chief among them: doing everything you can to build and deliver a great product to your […]

By Ryan Landau

Advice from a VP of Engineering Part 3: Building a Dev Team

“Startups have to get their product into the market as fast as possible to compete.” This comes from Jamie Hamilton, the Vice President of Engineering for one of the nation’s top mortgage lending firms, and a man who’s spent the last two decades building a reputation for leading meaningful change in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments. In […]

By Ryan Landau

Advice from a VP of Engineering Part 2: Becoming a Leader

If you’ve got career ambitions of becoming a leader in your organization, this blog post is for you. Last week we introduced you to Jamie Hamilton, the Vice President of Engineering for one of the nation’s top mortgage lending firms. He told us a humbling story about listening to feedback and the role it continues […]

By Tara Taylor

The Hottest Startups Now Hiring In Detroit

Big name tech companies like Snapchat, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter all have satellite offices in Detroit, but did you know there are dozens of other tech startups that were founded and are headquartered in Michigan? At re:purpose, our goal is help job seekers find their purpose by matching them with Detroit startups based on culture, […]

By Ryan Landau

Advice from an Engineering VP Part 1: The Value of Feedback

Feedback. It’s one little word, but it can make or break a great product, a growing business, or a thriving career. The latter was the case for Jamie Hamilton, the Vice President of Engineering at United Shore. When we initially sat down to interview Hamilton, we were eager to learn about leadership development. Afterall, Jamie’s […]

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