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Massachusetts has long tried to pass legislation regarding non-compete laws with no real success.  Many in the venture community believe California’s fluidity in allowing employees to be unencumbered by non-compete law, help drive entrepreneurship and innovation.  In particular, an example offered is that Silicon Valley thrived while Rt 128 declined.  Duval Patrick tried to work on this in 2014 with no luck but Charlie Baker signed a new piece of legislation that goes into effect Oct 1. 

The good news is that it makes some changes...

We all agree that it is important to continue to learn and try new things.  This may take the form of learning about new technologies, like CRISPR, or software programs that provide new levels of productivity at work. But sometimes it’s important to simply learn more about oneself.  Over the years I have found Myers Briggs, the Four Personality Types and various theories on personality interesting.  They have helped me understand how I communicate and how I may be perceived, and also provide insights as to how others may prefer t...

In case you haven’t heard, the Sonder Group relocated to San Francisco a month ago. Although this signals some big changes, our mission remains unchanged: retained & contingency searches across North America and Western Europe for early stage and growing life science companies. We are continuing to recruit leadership positions ranging from “C” level to managers for R&D, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Product Managers, Field Applications, and Scientific Advisors. San Francisco and Boston are Biotech hubs so even though Karen is now o...

Do you have potential? Seems like an innocent question, and of course we all like to think that we would answer the question in the affirmative. But a recent article in the Harvard Business Review puts that question in a new context for successful leaders considering new opportunities. The author makes a compelling argument for the evolution of how candidates are evaluated and even more prescient, how successful they may be, based on certain attributes. The complexity of organizations and the rapid assimilation of new technologies req...

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