User Manual for Jay at Work

23. May 2018 19:43 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
I thought it would be a fun exercise to write a short document about what I index on for my day job and folks I work with. What matters most to me in a role: Adding value to the world Building a sustainable business (legit P&L) Learning personally Growing others Working with great people   How I think manager relationship works best (from the manger perspective): You are responsible for your career progression! I want to know your goals (if you can't express them succinctly, let'... [More]

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Decorating sites with Browser Extensions

9. November 2013 23:57 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
We’re big fans of internet grocer FreshDirect in my household. When we lived in Brooklyn and now in North Jersey, we place a delivery order about once a week. While there is a lot I like about the service offering, there are a few features that could improve the user experience. One of the big ones for me would be to associate WeightWatchers points values for each food on the site. It would save me a bunch of time and frustration if my wife and I would be able to see them while we were fi... [More]

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Predicting eBay Auction Sales with Machine Learning

Abstract:  Online auctions are one the most popular methods to buy and sell items on the internet.  With more than 100 million active users globally (as of Q4 2011), eBay is the world's largest online marketplace, where practically anyone can buy and sell practically anything. The total value of goods sold on eBay was $68.6 billion, more than $2,100 every second. This kind of volume produces huge amounts of data that can be utilized to provide services to the buyers and sell... [More]

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The Difference between a Good and Bad Place to Work.

24. December 2012 23:34 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
I enjoy reading the insights I can find from Ben Horowitz (he was founder/CEO of Opsware and nowadays is founder/partner at Andreessen-Horowitz which manages near $3B). I recently read one of his blog posts where he provided a member of his team with his view of the difference between a good place to work and a bad place to work: “In good organizations, people can focus on their work and have confidence that if they get their work done, good things will happe... [More]

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My Willingness To Fail Gives Me The Ability To Succeed

13. September 2012 13:45 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
I was watching the LiveStream from the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, and I heard  co-founder of Sun Microsystems and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla say the title of this post: My Willingness to Fail is what allows me to Succeed Khosla was referring to the high risk, high reward investments as part of his multibillion dollar fund. In his world, one really good exit can offset a hundred less successful ones - and he has been pretty successful in finding ambitious tech companies that have ... [More]

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Are You Swimming in a Red or Blue Ocean?

6. September 2012 08:51 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
I am quite fascinated how people/companies are able to innovate, make the most of their opportunities, and disrupt the established norms. It amazes me how some companies can tackle a small nuance differently than their competitors and win market share. I remember reading an interesting quote that stuck with me: play a different game on the same field as the competition. Last year a colleague introduced me to the concept of a Blue Ocean after hearing about it in as part of his MBA program ... [More]

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About the author

Jay Grossman

techie / entrepreneur that enjoys:
 1) my kids + awesome wife
 2) building software projects/products
 3) digging for gold in data
 4) rooting for my Boston sports teams:New England PatriotsBoston PatriotsBoston Red SoxBoston CelticsBoston Bruins

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