I interviewed a remarkable VC for Current TV some time ago - among his advice for was this nugget:
Be absolutely generous with what you are good at with zero expectation of payback.
Just give. Rewards will find you in surprising ways.
Noble guidance, and something I believe Ms. Malena Mesarina embodies.
Malena hosts a sold-out* roundtable one Tuesday each month. Thirty people pile into a google chat while she drives a whiteboard discussion framing up problems 'to help each other prepare for the toughest interview questions so that they can land their dream jobs.'
But it's more than that.
It's a place to witness the smarts and civility we dream of in the office world...without the undercurrent of politics and such. It's why I love the practice of product management so much - proof that ideas are merely seeds until cultivated.
And proof that rarely, if ever, will a complete solution come from one person, no matter how inspired one may be.
She could monetize, but explicitly states these roundtables are not about that.
Demand is high: while there's always a waiting list into the triple digits, attendance is free*.
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