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From liberal arts to tech software sales

I have stared into the incredulous faces of several former classmates since I graduated from Williams College last year. At long overdue dinner dates, mid-drink with heads cocked to the side, my friends almost always hit me with, “You’re in tech software sales?? How did that happen?” And I take a deep breath and smile, because here we go […]

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Synopsys culture: No office left behind

If you walked into our Synopsys office here in Burlington, MA, you’d be transported to a tropical paradise that sets the mood of summer and fun. This is because we recently had our Hawaiian Shirt Wednesday Tiki Party, which even included a Steel Drummer for our lunch time entertainment. Now imagine being a new hire […]

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Corporate social responsibility: Enabling a culture that gives back

This April marked the official kickoff of Synopsys’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, Helping Wings. With over 300 employees and a distinct company culture, this was no small feat. The task at hand was how to integrate CSR into our culture naturally and not make it feel forced. The solution? Create various options and levels […]

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Culture management: “What do you do for a living?”

Recently, NPR did a story on Black Duck Software’s Culture titled, “What The ‘Vice President of Culture’ Does at This Mass Software Company.” What indeed? What might be interesting to note is the inception of the story.  My wife and I, for a variety of reasons, put up 25 Christmas trees in our home. We […]

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Hearts and minds: Culture management vs. human resources

Two student teams from Harvard Business School doing project research for a Human Capital class recently met with me . During our conversation, one of the questions became vital to understanding the success of our organization: “While we clearly work together, what is the difference between Human Resources and Culture Management?”

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