Maureen Sharib has been a “Socratic sourcer” her entire sourcing career; from the moment she first picked up the faxed list of Silicon Valley high-tech companies that was her target list to “phone source” in 1996 to today she has instinctively followed this method of investigative sourcing using (mostly) the telephone.  She is a proponent of sourcing as a synonym for success and envisions the craft moving away from a dangerously drudgery-paced life-form existence to an exciting investigative/competitive place within organizations where practitioners co-exist within a framework of market research, human resources, and C-level future planning. She owns the phone sourcing and competitive intelligence firm, Inc. You can contact her at Maureen at or call her at (513) 646-7306.  If she’s not on the phone she’ll pick up!

Give Me 48 Hours

Someone called me yesterday in a rush. “I need to find Application Engineers installing medical equipment — x-ray equipment to be exact — and I … Read more

Fishing in a Small Pond

Krista Bradford recently wrote a timely and provocative article here on ERE about LinkedIn. One of ERE’s long-time members, Ted Moore, in a comment to that … Read more

Fear of the Phone

I was talking to a dear friend this morning who told me all the rain we had recently washed out the rear of her house and caused substantial damage to her … Read more

Choking On the Firehose

When I first started names sourcing I used to think to myself, “I wish there was a database of names with titles.” In fact, I used to do wistful dogpile … Read more

On-the-Spot Hiring

(In this article @ before a name denotes a person’s Twitter name.) @ValentinoBenito guested on the Recruiting @Animal Radio Show on Wednesday, June 15 and … Read more

How to Connect, Part V

In this last and final installment of this series we’re going to talk about how to use low and high technology appropriately to tailor your message to your … Read more

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