18 Jul '13, 5am
What Brown M&M’s Taught me about Software via @pivotallabs
I had no clue how we were going to afford Branford Marsalis. I’m not sure who was the instigator, but there was consensus. The Contemporary Concerts team wanted Athens, Georgia, home to an R.E.M.- and/or NCAA- Division-I-football-crazed University of Georgia campus, to host the Sting side-man and New Orleans Jazz scion to perform. I had been on Concerts since I was a freshman and was wrapping up my leadership year. Branford was a good way to go out: famous, interesting, diverse. The booking agent had just quoted a larger fee than expected. I had not negotiated the finances of a show before. This skill was in the job description but rarely came up. Students’ wallets only open so far. I was stumped. This all came rushing back when Google announced that their traditional methods of recruiting and interviewing new college graduates were not predictive of success. They see the ...