After many unexpected delays due to design issues, evolving duties at Freescale Semiconductor relocating to Colorado and a newborn â€¦ (did I mention design issues?) I am pleased to announce day 1 of â€œSix Degrees from Dave.â€ I envision â€œSix Degrees from Daveâ€ 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 â€˜Blogging for Talentâ€™ 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 (Itâ€™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.