Month: May 2016


I should mention a few things before I dive too deep into the story; the story of Mixtroz, my tech start up, and how unconventional in the current tech/startup climate we’ve come to be.  I am a 28-year-old extremely type-A Scorpio from the Midwest – Cleveland to be exact. I had a great childhood, though it was filled with the normal ebbs and flows of life: divorce, then remarriage (my Mom and co-founder); a remarriage that was not only the matrimony of a man and wife but the connection of two families of two very different ethnicities that are...

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Education Mentorship

We have all read the statistics: The United States continues its downward spiral in ranking of the education and preparation of our students for college. A global education study reports when it comes to math, reading and science, teens in the U.S. rank 36th in the world. The assessment administered by the 2012 Program for International Student Association (PISA), included more than half a million students from 65 countries and is recognized as the benchmark for assessing the skill level of 15-year-old teens worldwide. It is not surprising that students in East Asian countries scored the highest, with Shanghai,...

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Cultural Fit: For the Interview

Cultural fit is absolutely vital to hiring managers. You have the required job skills and qualifications for your dream job, but that’s not all the hiring manager will look for. HR pros and hiring managers also assess if the candidate is a good match with their organization’s workplace culture. Cultural fit, which is a key component in employee selection, is done through a series of relevant interview questions. Here are some of the most common questions asked of potential employees and a few tips to keep in mind for the interview. Recently, many have questioned the cultural fit heterodoxy...

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National CIO Symposium

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