So, I’ve made the decision to blog here about my transition from Yahoo! to the next thing as part of my commitment to transparency, authenticity and social mediaâ€”and also because I think it could be interesting; it’s certainly a way for me to log my journey.
Before I go any farther, tho, I want to make sure that some of the ground rules I am following are clear:
- I will NOT be writing about any recruiters, established companies, or start-ups that approach me. I am treating all discussions as totally confidential.
- I will not be sharing stories and conversations that take place. No one who talks to me about employment, projects, or work-related issues needs to worry they are going to be exposed in this series; again, I see all discussions I have with others as private, totally private.
- What I will talk about freely is meâ€”my shifts in perspective as I move from being an exec and Product Development lead in a big company to being unemployed to the next evolution of my work focus. When necessary I will paraphrase, invent and approximate to give you a sense of where my head is at about what’s going on, but I won’t be sharing anything that could even remotely compromise privacy or confidentially for anyone else.
How do I know I can successfully write about me and not about anyone else as I cover this transition?
Well, I did something similar when I worked at Yahoo! For the two years I was there, I was careful to never write about the company, about anything confidential we did, or about ideas I had that I considered their intellectual property.
And you know, I did really well with that, there were never any issues, and this is a version of preserving that same trust and discretion, again.