Sean Laurence

156 posts
I’m an American living in Vietnam. I teach English, organize teacher workshops, run an English club and write about the English language.

An Offline Way to Navigate the MBTA

  In November 2012 1.3 million people rode the MBTA. I’m sure a large percentage of those riders have a smartphone. Some people use an app to get from Wonderland to Haymarket to Copley. What happens when that app doesn’t have Internet access leaving you unable to access the map? I whip out my offline MBTA map! It’s saved in my iPhone Photo Library so I can access it anytime, anywhere. You can download your copy of […]

How to Search for a Job

Each of us has a unique approach to finding a job. In this post I’ll describe how I’ve been conducting my job search. I’m betting this advice will help you land the right job.     Startup Institute I’m an alumni of the Fall 2012 class of the Startup Institute (formerly known as the Boston Startup School). My experience there gave me two golden eggs; a network of awesome people and access to heavy hitters […]

Dharmesh Shah Lands his Rocket Ship at Founder Dialogues IX

Dharmesh Shah. HubSpot Co-Founder. Rocket Ship Captain. Everyone knows that HubSpot is a freakin’ “startup” rocket ship. I put “startup” in quotes because they’re hiring like mad, their customers love them and they’re setting an example in Boston of how to build a company. Dharmesh landed at Microsoft NERD. He gave over an hour of his time to Eric Paley of Founder Collective for Founder Dialogues IX. Here’s the complete audio; clocking in at 1 hour, 26 minutes.

Video Interviews with the Founders of Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, TaskRabbit

What’s going on in the mind of a founder? Are they scared or confident? Are they founding their first company? What advice do they have for those that was to start a company? Kevin Rose does a masterful job of getting the answers to these questions. His interview style is relaxed and smart. You feel like these amazing entrepreneurs have let you into their house on a Sunday afternoon. They open up and give you a glimpse […]

Virtusa Lends a Helping Hand to One Laptop per Child

How a company with a big heart chose to help One Laptop per Child with their mission.   Cambridge, Massachusetts — June 2010 The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is “to create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.” How is that mission being accomplished? So far over a million laptops have […]