This article is by Nick Padlo, the managing partner of Graycourt Capital and a former captain in the U.S. Army. Employers and headhunters typically describe veteran military officers as hard-chargers who can lead teams and execute plans in large, process-driven companies. But that misses something—how veteran officers also tend to be [...]
Remember when you got to go to camp or on a field trip as a kid and there was always that handy dandy checklist to help you pack? Wouldn't it be nice if that were something that you got in real life too?
In the Army, HR has to balance what the CDR wants, what the customer wants and all the requirements of Army HR. This is a balance act called, the three legged stool. Not the easiest thing to do, but something Army HR must do.
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During a trip to California last fall, I stopped in to visit a friend of mine who works at Dropbox. He zipped over to the reception area to fetch me on a Razor scooter, provided to employees to make getting around the office faster (and cooler), took me past the morning yoga class currently in session, the fresh squeezed juice station and granola wall, and the made-to-order stir fry bar, to the plush music room, equipped with instruments and big soft couches arranged in a lounge/bar atmosphere. At the time, I was struggling to raise another round for my start-up, and was packing my own lunch for the plane to save money. It was as if I had walked into a physical representation of the opportunity costs of running my own company — and it was painful.