Online anonymity can be a touchy subject these days, with the default assumption often being that it breeds negativity or misinformation. But, there's one company that thinks that's not always the Latest Mailing Database case. Kym Kim is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Blind, the Latest Mailing Database anonymous social platform for verified professionals. The company was originally founded in South Korea and moved to Silicon Valley in 2015 - it quickly became a place for employees of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, etc. to discuss the internal corporate culture. Their mission was born out of a desire to bring transparency to the workforce and provide a platform for colleagues, peers and leadership teams to honestly share information about salaries, culture, career advice and industry information.
Far from being a forum for toxicity, Kym argues that their platform encourages empathy and empowerment and that, used correctly, anonymity can be a force for good. Lack of time ? Here are some takeaways: Watching the popular sitcom The Office inspired Blind's South Korean management team that people around the world face the same challenges at work - prompting their move to the United States. Anonymity can be a useful tool for empowerment (when used correctly). Kym's ambition is to foster empathy among their users so that the platform can help both employees and employers. The Blind business model is built on the unique knowledge they have of businesses directly from their verified employees. Many companies can learn from the unfiltered opinions of employees.
When offering anonymity, there is always the risk that toxicity will ensue. Blind works primarily on a self-moderation basis, and verified users quickly intervene when something goes wrong. Kym and his team have a unique perspective on business and career trends across multiple industries – one universal trend they see in 2020 is the risk of burnout. When popular culture begets corporate culture Dee: Kym, we are delighted to welcome you as a guest on Inside Intercom today. I know we've spoken with you before on our HOME series, but we didn't really get a chance this time to Latest Mailing Database hear about your background. So maybe you could start by telling us how you came to your current position as co-founder and head of US operations for Blind. Kym: To give you some information about myself, I am a Korean entrepreneur and have spent most of my life in South Korea, particularly in Seoul.