Talk of the Bay
[Times art: Octavio Perez]
The fun is gone. And survivors of the tech market's tumble are realizing that behind the dot-com dreams, it's really a business. Story
For one woman, bubble's burst meant pink slip
Susan Bross spent 16 years with IBM, five years with Catalina Marketing Corp. . . . and five months with CouponBasket.com.
Players, consultants and recruiters look back on dot-com mania and ruminate on its repercussions.
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One ship project sails, other caught in doldrums
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Don't settle for less than the best when hiring
Hiring top employees is a challenge for any company, but perhaps most of all for a small, fast-growing enterprise.
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