Stayin' Alive in Technology

Stayin' Alive in Technology

The tech industry is great at talking about the future, especially on podcasts. What we're not so great at is taking the time to understand our past. And that's what this podcast is all about. From the Noyce and Fairchild Semiconductor generation through the founding of social media, the history of Silicon Valley has many lessons for us. And we'll be interviewing the people who lived through these experiences to bring their knowledge to you. You'll get explanations for how we got where we are, which can also suggest where the future might be; along with a few laughs and inside stories from those who lived through it. So pull up a seat and listen to the tales of the past, in which may lie seeds for our future. New Episodes twice a month on Thursdays. ... Show More
June 20, 2019 57 min

Joe tells the story of founding ExecThread, the member-driven job sharing platform where successful executives share information about great job opportunities—openings that you’d only hear about through word-of-mouth or a lucky draw with a recruiting firm. What he soon discovered, however, was that the members signing up for ExecThread were disproportionately non-white and non-male. This idea of opening up accessibility to high-level jobs was clearly speaking to marginalized groups.

For our East Coast listeners, we finally have a New York accent gracing our podcast. In addition to talking about ExecThread, Joe shares his perspective on the exciting tech scene that’s on the move in New York City, telling us his main reason for deciding it’s better to be in tech in New York than Silicon Valley (gasp!). Enjoy this episode with Joe Meyer.


  • Follow ExecThread on LinkedIn
  • CEO Today article: Joe Meyer on How To Access the Hidden Executive Job Market
  • Built in NYC article: Who's who? Meet the fresh faces of NYC tech leadership
  • Business Insider article: This chart shows the gender pay gap extends all the way to the top of the corporate ladder

    "It Don’t Come Easy" by Ringo Starr


    Stayin' Alive in Tech is an oral history of Silicon Valley and technology. Melinda Byerley, the host, is a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley and the founder of Timeshare CMO, a digital marketing intelligence firm, based in San Francisco.

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