Interview with Umberto Milletti, CEO of InsideView

Like my last post with David Thompson, this video was done for my sales blog, Beyond Snake Oil.Friday, after Web 2.0 Expo, I had the opportunity to sit down with Umberto Milletti, the CEO of InsideView. During the meeting, we talked about the history of InsideView and the driving forces behind the founding of the company, his upcoming Sales 2.0 Executive Series & selling in the current economic climate. It was a lot of fun meeting Umberto and you can see his fun personality come out in this video.If you’ve got a cool Sales 2.0 product and would like to be interviewed, drop me a note or give me a call.

Interview with David Thompson, CEO of Genius.com

Yesterday I spent some time with David Thompson, CEO of Genius.com. This is cross posted from my other site, Beyond Snake Oil.In the meeting, which starts with me fumbling my camera during the introduction, David & discuss Genius, Sales 2.0 & the current economic crisis and how sales people can still thrive in this environment.Unfortunately, I got a few tweets too late to ask in the meeting, but I’ve asked David to respond via email. When he does, I’ll post here.Got a suggestion (and an intro) for who I should talk to next? Want to be met with? Drop me a note.

Socialtext Offers Free Corporate Alumni Networks

It is awesome working for a company that is creative, fun to be part of, cutting edge and in-demand. It is more awesome when the company does altruistic things to help out people impacted by the current economic crisis.To that end, I’m really excited that Socialtext is offering free Corporate Alumni Networks to any organization that recently had to lay-off any of its employees.As Ross explains: Today, Socialtext is meeting this latent need with a free Corporate Social Network offer for the 2009 Recession. Any former employee and HR director of a company that reduced its workforce by 5% or more in the last year can create a private Corporate Social Network for free by applying here. Please note that this offer does not include free user support. We ask for an HR contact to be involved to encourage a constructive tone, enable the HR department to share informational resources and so the company can leverage the network over time for connections, knowledge and expertise. However, as was our experience with the PeopleSoft Alumni Network, the energy and participation will likely be driven by the grass-roots.