The Sales Funnel is F*cked

Posted by: Bret Starr Date: May 27, 2015 12:11:02 PM

Topics: marketing, #HRtech, Lead gen

Last week, I remembered a poem I love by William Butler Yeats. “The Second Coming” is a work of dark genius. Here is the first verse of the poem:


2014 CEO Salaries in HCM Enterprise Technology: Extracting or Adding Value?

Posted by: Steve Smith Date: May 20, 2015 4:07:00 PM

The New York Times published its 2014 CEO compensation report and continued its steady drumbeat against the whackadoodle nature of executive compensation at America’s publicly traded companies. In a world where S&P CEOs earned 373 times the salary of the average worker, according to The Wall Street Journalup from 42 times in 1980 — it seems that whackadoodle is the appropriate operative term. Of course, in a tech industry where most people tuck themselves in bed at night dreaming of stock options that will finance Ferraris, private islands, or at least college tuition for the kids at tweedy private universities, not everyone may be concerned about the inequality ramifications of a giant CEO salary. So be it.


5 Reasons Zenefits Will Be the Biggest Bust in SaaS History

Posted by: Steve Smith Date: May 13, 2015 9:37:54 PM

Last week, the HR/HCM technology industry experienced a full-fledged unicorn sighting in the form of Zenefits announcing a $500 million round led by Fidelity and Fort Worth-based TPG Capital at a whopping $4.5 billion valuation.