May 7, 2007 |
Dan Nye landed a job as chief executive of a hot Silicon Valley company without even dusting off his resume. Nye was an executive vice president at Advent Software Inc. when Reid Hoffman, chairman of social-networking company LinkedIn Corp., came calling. Hoffman hadn't found him through a headhunter or a classifieds site but through LinkedIn's vast who-knows-whom online network. Through the whole process, Nye said, "I was never asked to produce a resume, and I was never asked for a reference."
January 26, 1994 |
Southern Mexico's Indian rebels did not have to wait long for a reply to their call early this month for other organizations to join their struggle: The next night, a car bomb exploded in a shopping center here.
August 6, 1990 |
Paul Himawan came to Pomona to study industrial engineering and now imports truck tires and frozen shrimp from his native Indonesia. William Lu fled Vietnam for France in 1954 to escape persecution and has risen to become president and chief executive of the United Pacific Bank on North Hill Street. Yongki Yi left Korea for Los Angeles as a tourist in 1971 and stayed to provide what the Department of Labor certified was a badly needed service: air conditioning mechanics in the Mojave Desert.
January 8, 2006 |
Rising before dawn, the head of Pfizer Inc.'s research lab in San Diego fills her thermos with coffee and follows the headlights of her Honda Element to the foot of 15th Street, where a beach parking lot is already filling up. Catherine Mackey, 50, trudges in her wetsuit across the sand beneath a murky gray sky, a new surfboard under her arm. A few other surfers are already in the water, hoping to ride the 4-foot breakers to shore -- and to network with people like Mackey.
April 13, 1993 |
As expected, the nation's biggest cable company announced plans Monday to build a $2-billion fiber-optic network, a move sure to intensify the race between cable TV and telephone firms to provide cutting-edge services. In making its previously reported plans official, Denver-based Tele-Communications Inc. offers the latest evidence yet that private firms are leapfrogging the Clinton Administration's efforts to create a national "information infrastructure."
July 15, 1991 |
Linda Tiger was describing her work in food service when she got tongue-tied. "Sorry, I am so nervous," she told the group of 18 women gathered around a table. Several spoke up to reassure her and urged her to go on. She smiled and finished. Later, some of the women offered ways that they build confidence: They dress better, read motivational books and meditate. One woman said she tapes a list of her job skills to the wall next to her bathroom mirror.
April 26, 1994 |
Haul out all the cliches about Silicon Valley's abundant success stories and they still won't do justice to Cisco Systems Inc. Less than 10 years old, the sibilant manufacturer of computer networking gear cries out for new superlatives to describe its achievements: a routine doubling of annual sales and profit, four stock splits in as many years, extraordinary productivity ($500,000 per employee), a rocket-like ascent among investors. Little wonder that Cisco perches near the top of three of The Times 100's key measures of corporate performance in 1993: fourth in two-year return on equity, sixth in sales growth and 12th in market value.
February 10, 1996 |
Over dinner recently in this quiet resort high in the snowy Swiss Alps, Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson discovered a new friend in Frank Gehry, the distinguished Los Angeles architect. "We learned we have a lot in common," said Watson, the 67-year-old DNA expert and president of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. "We both love physical exercise. Did you know he learned to play hockey at age 63?"
April 6, 1994 |
A short walk up Jianshe Road from the train station in this booming frontier factory town reveals the timeless face of capitalism, as embraced unabashedly in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. In a Dickensian scene, prostitutes and filthy-faced urchins line the sidewalk by the Shangri-La, a shiny, marble-crusted, five-star hotel. Outside, a small boy hoists a seemingly lifeless infant on his shoulder and begs. Inside, sleek men in tailored suits mill about importantly in the lobby.
November 28, 1997 |
From the moment he arrived in Los Angeles from Mexico, Pablo Cifuntas told everyone he met in his mostly Latino community that he was looking for work. It wasn't long before a man down the block found him a near-minimum-wage job at a soy milk factory. Nineteen-year-old Flossie Bradford never knew anyone in her poor, largely African American neighborhood who had a job.