Much of our American progress has been the product of the individual
who had an idea; pursued it; fashioned it; tenaciously clung to it
against all odds; and then produced it, sold it, and profited from it.
Hubert H. Humphrey
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake
of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion
come in -- that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do
it as beautifully as possible.
Attn: HR Director
707 17th Street, Suite 2850
Denver, CO 80202
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am writing in reply to your job posting at http://www.infobeat.com/static/cgi/static_merc.cgi?page=/jobs.html&refurl=www.infobeat.com/
Kee-reist, that's a long URL, don't you think? But anyway, in case you have forgotten, here is the material you put on your web site about the position I am applying for:VP Business Development:
Responsible for creating and managing partnerships, joint ventures and relationships with other Internet companies as part of InfoBeat subscriber acquisition and alliance programs.
- Strong analytical and financial modeling skills
- Experience in subscriber valuation, risk assessment, revenue sharing, etc.
- 2 - 5+ years Business or Corporate Development; high-tech or Internet background
- Significant negotiating and deal-making experience
- Management experience
First off, why the MBA? I think I would make a great VP Business Development even though I am not a member. What does basketball have to do with it?
Second off, let's talk about that risk assessment item. My assessment is this: risk is bad. Otherwise they wouldn't call it that, am I right? The implication is that something not so nice could happen to you if you take a risk, so simple: just don't do it! This is but one example of the analytical skills I would bring to the "party."
Now financial modelling could be another story. If this has anything to do with money,