Monday, February 25, 2008

The Corporate Hack

By Matt and Jon:

hack [hak] - verb or noun:
(1) To manage successfully
(2) One who works hard at boring tasks
(3) To withstand or put up with a difficult situation

So what is "The Corporate Hack"? Or maybe more importantly, who is "The Corporate Hack"?

We started this blog to speak to, and perhaps on behalf of, a new generation of young professionals. Fresh out of college, and fresh with new ideas, we arrive in corporate America with grand (and likely naive) ideas of how we're going to change our industries and our world.

Noble goals they are, but all too often quickly dashed by the realities that are office politics, performance assessments, and of course the bottom line.

The Corporate Hack is for the new flock of twenty-somethings, and perhaps even thirty-somethings, looking to find their place in the real world. When it comes down to it, we figure there's a lot of young professionals who are a lot like us, out there asking the same questions about work-life as we are:

  • How do I navigate corporate culture?
  • How do I deal with relentless and ridiculous management?
  • How can I stop wasting time on the meaningless things and be more productive and efficient doing what I was really hired for?
  • And probably most importantly, how do I find fulfillment?

So who is the corporate hack? It's us. Putting up with the difficult situations... working hard at the boring tasks... But the real hack is managing the corporate world successfully, and that's what we hope to provide with this blog: a resource for you to get things done, to move up, to be successful, to find fulfillment -- and hopefully have some fun, and a few laughs, along the way. So, welcome to The Corporate Hack... you're one of us!!

We would love to hear from you if you have questions or comments - leave us a note below, or send us an email to thecorporatehack {at} To meet the Editors of The Corporate Hack please read our bios!


Florian Hollender said...

Matt, Jon,

as many I just stumbled on your site through lifehacker today. I like the approach you are taking with this - it is sure needed. Similar to the hole I try to fill for the consulting side, you are right at the point that is not covered often in career-related websites: How to survive (and possibly even excel) in the real work-world!
Keep up the good work.

Ryan Paugh said...

What ever happened to my bros from the Corporate Hack?

The Internets miss you guys. Come back and play.

Give me a shout and let me know what you're up to.