Marissa Lewis is the editorial designer for Comstock’s magazine. She earned her degree in graphic design from University of the Pacific in 2016. In addition to being a designer, Marissa enjoys reading comics, playing video games, and watching the latest movies and TV shows. Currently, she lives in Sacramento with her soon-to-be hubby. On Instagram at @artful_mari
In ordinary English, “disruptor” might conjure up images of a kid acting out in class, or someone holding up traffic. Among the startup set, though, disruptor has become one of the highest compliments one can receive — or give to oneself.
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Opendoor and Amazon have entered the real estate market in Sacramento, and Zillow will expand here soon too, so it’s important to know how these companies work.
Silos can be formed when making sure employees’ time is spent only on their expertise or when everyone in the company is so busy they feel they don’t have time to reach beyond their domain.
Although companies may try to appear glossy and appealing on that platform, it can still be informative to gauge the company’s values, perks and just how genuine the smiles on employees’ faces may be.