Modern Hire Acquires Son-Who?

Take a deep breath people... The U.S. economy just posted its worst quarterly economic output on record so it's all rainbows and unicorns this week as the boys cover:

- Modern Hire buys Sonru... Son-who?

- Stack Overflow is swimming in cash

- LinkedIn's search rivals Google?

- Density $51m to count people... and what else?

- Amazon's Alexa is asking the questions

- Burger King brings us Christmas in July

...and the Brits have one helluva sense of humor.

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Intro (1s):

Hide your kids! Lock the doors! You're listening to HRS most dangerous podcast. CHAD SOWASH and Joel Cheesman are here to punch the recruiting industry, right where it hurts! Complete with breaking news, brash opinion and loads of snark, buckle up boys and girls, it's time for the Chad and Cheese podcast.

Joel (20s):

Oh shit. The us economy just posted its worst quarterly economic output on record. So how's your week going? Welcome to the Chad and Cheese podcast, everybody. I'm your cohost Joel GDP Cheeseman and

Chad (35s):

I'm Chad Lafayette Sowash

Joel (37s):

...and on this week show Modern Hire does its best Pacman impression, LinkedIn tells Google to hold its beer and the Brits have a special take on what it means to mask up Cheerio, hip hip. And we'll be right back after we pay a few bills.

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Joel (1m 21s):

Basketball's back, baby.

Chad (1m 22s):

Yeah, but for how long?

Joel (1m 25s):

If it's anything like baseball four days. Yeah.

Chad (1m 31s):

What we'll do as humans, just to think we're we're back in normal. And that being said, we had a 1.4, three, I don't know where the three came from million file for unemployment. And then the GDP shrinks 32.9%. Now if, if, if we're not feeling it say, Hey, if you're not feeling it now, you know, get out of your ivory tower, open the curtains and check it out because people are, are having issues right now.

Chad (2m 3s):

And fucking unemployment is going to be running out.

Joel (2m 6s):

Thankfully yesterday was national chicken wing day and today is national corn dog chili day or our chili dog day. So, so I'm drowning my sorrow in bad food and calories.

Chad (2m 20s):

You do do whatever you can to keep away from the news cycle. That's all I got to say!

Joel (2m 26s):

I'm staying in my bubble. I'm in my bubble man. Bubble it. Stay in your white man bubble my suburb bubble shout outs.

Chad (2m 33s):

Shoutouts! That's right. Newest addition to the Brain Food Tribune. That's right. Kids, Steven O'Donnell and James Ellis.

Joel (2m 43s):

You have say it with a Scottish accent.

Chad (2m 46s):

Yeah. I can't, I ain't got one.

Joel (2m 47s):

Steven O'Donnell

Chad (2m 49s):

I'll fuck that all up. They, they have been entered into the Recruiting Brain Food Tribune section. So go to You can see the Tribune click on it. Some great stories. I have about 10 people in there now.

Joel (3m 5s):

Yeah. Explain what this is cause you've done it. So I assume, you know the reason of it and what's what's going on. So for those who don't know, Recruiting Brain Food Tribune.

Chad (3m 15s):

Yeah. So Hung Lee's a genius go figure. He wants to be able to really dig into the people that are in the industry. So that again, as a community, we know some things about others, maybe just from their Twitter feed or a little conversations that we've had here and there meeting them at events. But we really don't know the people. So he has different formats that he's put together. Elaine Valentine chose the hardest, I think, which is a letter to your 13 year old self.

Chad (3m 48s):

I picked one of the easier ones that I think James and Steven did as well, where we picked 20 questions and we answered those and Hung actually challenged us to talk more deeply about what some of these answers would be to some of the questions. So when you go to the, the Brain Food Tribune, you're going to be probably seeing a lot of faces that you already know, and maybe some faces that you don't, but you'll be able to get some real in depth information and just about those people themselves.

Chad (4m 22s):

And I thought it was a, I thought it was a genius idea. Overall. He's going to be adding I'm sure every week.

Joel (4m 28s):

Just want to, I just want to be on record to say that if you're involved in this, then calling him genius or this thing genius is, is under suspicion to say the least

Chad (4m 38s):

You're just mad because you haven't been included.

Joel (4m 40s):

Yeah. Yeah. I know. I'm totally jealous. Shout out to Pine who raised 2.2 million this week. They're a corporate messaging solution founded by one of the dudes from Atlaseon who many, many people know from the Trello app popularized by this show to have Chad and I communicate with each other, but 2.2 million to take on Slack and Facebook at work. Good luck with that

Chad (5m 6s):

Seems like a Yammer. What happened to Yammer? It was bought and then nothing happened with it, right?

Joel (5m 11s):

Yeah. Microsoft kind of dropped the ball on Yammer, but yeah, the people who, who did it got pretty rich from it. It's still around. Believe it or not. Yeah.

Chad (5m 20s):

Yeah. No. And nobody uses it. I received James Ellis's book this week. You should be happy about this. The talent chooses.