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Welcome To My Six Degrees

Posted on July 24, 2006
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After many unexpected delays due to design issues, evolving duties at Freescale Semiconductor relocating to Colorado and a newborn … (did I mention design issues?) I am pleased to announce day 1 of “Six Degrees from Dave.” I envision “Six Degrees from Dave” as a place where a broad circle of friends and guests join together at the largest Martini, Mojito & cigar tasting gathering the internet can conjure with anecdotes, musings, reviews and insights shared and blogging as the means to throw proverbial darts or scatter the billiards (let them land where they may).

I want to take this opportunity to thank friends and colleagues who cajoled, advised, and supported my efforts throughout the development of this site. Jason Gorham, CEO, CareerMetaSearch as the talent blog pioneer who conceived the name of this site while driving and spinning off titles with me. Hans Gieskes, CEO, H3 for reinforcing my academic understanding on the topic with a thoughtful package of social networking books. Both Jason Davis and Dennis Smith, Recruitment Blogging pioneers, for their passionate evangelism on the importance of ‘Blogging for Talent’ and their consistent support and anticipation of this effort. Gerry Crispin & Glenn Gutmacher for providing detailed reviews on proposals and formats along the way. In fact, Gerry encouraged me to put my ideas to paper and my duties evolved in kind. Dan Guerrero, Director, Staffing and Development at DTS, as the model Talent Manager who was the first to give me free reign to be creative. Bill Fulton, Sourcing Manager at Freescale Semiconductor for providing organizational reinforcement to an ever evolving strategic vision (It’s all about the implementation). My college buddy, Abe Ramos, a platinum level full desk ERP guru, for sending me my first Linkedin invite. Above all, I want to thank Shally Steckerl, for all of the above, and more specifically, for his mentoring, training, and in essence, opening my eyes to what I am capable of and how together we can build a tribe of devotees to talent sourcing as an art form.

Together we can evangelize social networking as a key component of the recruitment experience. Above all, the essence of the human connections we develop are the relationships which educate us, befriend us and expose us to talent across disciplines and cultures yet be experienced and enjoyed. Thank you friends for the relationships I truly value.


4 Responses to “Welcome To My Six Degrees”

  1. Glenn Gutmacher on July 24th, 2006 2:55 pm

    You are more than welcome for whatever little bit I contributed to reaching this tangible milestone. More importantly, we look forward to your helping us take the sourcing profession to the next level.

  2. Shally on July 24th, 2006 3:36 pm

    Dave – working with people like you is the fuel that keeps me revving in the high RPMS for this industry. I know we will be seeing many more great things from you. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing this blog blossom into becoming one of the biggest starts in our horizon.

  3. Greg Le Noue on July 25th, 2006 2:52 pm

    Glenn & Shally make the key points. Congratulations on getting your other baby up and running! This is just a starting point for, if I may “SDD”. I look forward to making your site part of my morning cup of “joe” – All the best to you and your new life in the suburban stix!

  4. Dennis Smith on July 31st, 2006 11:58 am

    El Dave! We’re so glad to have you live and active on the blogosphere. Your ideas need to be heard, and this platform will allow for easier access and dissemination of those ideas.

    You are in my bloglines account!