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Resumes Should Tell it All

I was at the University of Denver’s campus last week, meeting with students. I talked about my career path and its many turns. Looking back, the turns that seemed the most discouraging were always the ones that took me the farthest and turned out the best. I took a lot of chances with many of my career decisions, and I also ended up taking a few jobs because I had to.

Allonhill: Lean, Mean, Snowed-In Working Machine

Bill Cushard, our Head of Learning, posted a blog today on Mindflash, an online learning site. 

The Power Outage Blues

Bloomberg Businessweek had the following article about Post-It Wars.

The Wars seem to have originated in France, but they’ve now crossed the Big Pond to the US.  Employees in office buildings are using Post-Its to make a statement.

Eliminate the Performance Review: Part 2

By Bill Cushard

Improve Performance: Eliminate the Performance Review

By Bill Cushard

Allonhill featured in Wall Street Journal business innovation contest

I started Allonhill  three years ago this week with a small team of industry veterans to fix the inherent problems that contributed to the collapse of the housing market. The federal government’s response to the credit crisis in the early days of our company shifted the business climate for us and for the rest of the mortgage industry. I’m proud of the way our team responded, and how we built the company to where we are today: a leader in the due diligence industry representing investor interests and helping bring about systemic change.

Visit from Denver's Cupcake Truck

By Molly Bash

We at Allonhill believe nothing brings people together like trendy baked goods.  So we figured what better way to get us through the week before a holiday weekend than the hottest craze in the baking world today:  cupcakes.

David Cooper's Story

My friend and former employee, David Cooper, was featured with his service dog, Parnelli (named for race car driver Parnelli Jones), on a National Geographic Wild documentary series “Blue Collar Dogs” this week.

David lost his sight when he was 17, in a warm-up run for a ski race on Aspen Mountain. I first met him in June 2001, when he applied for a summer internship with my first company, Murrayhill. I was impressed by David’s desire to learn the mortgage industry and hired him, thinking he would eventually make a good analyst on our credit risk management team.

On Jobs, and I Don't Mean Employment

Steve Jobs is taking another medical leave of absence from his day-to-day duties as CEO of Apple this week, and I am deeply moved by it.

The vision and principle Jobs poured into Apple helped inspire me to start my own company.

What's In A Name?

One of the toughest challenges an entrepreneur faces early on is naming the business. It may sound easy. But let me tell you, it isn't.