Perri Ormont Blumberg, Business Insider

Perri Ormont Blumberg

Business Insider

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Business Insider
Past:
  • Eat This, Not That!
  • SELF Magazine
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Glamour
  • The Cheat Sheet

Recent articles by Perri:

I'm a family historian for the ultra-wealthy. I've uncovered stories about Prohibition bootleggers and Alaskan explorers — here's what my job is like.

Karen McNeill helps clients worth $75 million or more uncover the secrets of their family ancestry. It's her dream job. → Read More

I design the shapes of chicken nuggets — among other food products. Here's what my career is like.

"You'll find very few, if any, poultry and meat products in a grocery store that I haven't made," says Perdue food scientist Mark Tolbert. → Read More

A San Francisco realtor and real-estate coach who makes $500,000 a year starts her workdays on Sundays. Here's a day in her life.

Marina Shiferman, 33, charges $1,500 to help women own and invest in real estate. She's also projected to make up to $40 million in home sales. → Read More

How I used my psychology degree to break into tech and become a product manager at Grammarly

Jennifer Van Dam, 29, works on the human connections team. She worked at WeWork before joining communication software company Grammarly in 2020. → Read More

The worst job ever: This Nissan intern had to sit in 64 traffic jams

Tyler Szymkowski, 24, would wake up at 5 a.m. to check Google Maps for traffic gridlocks. He now works at Nissan full time — at a desk, thankfully. → Read More

I'm a 53-year-old 'clean ambassador' for Delta. I spend my day making sure the airport follows proper COVID-19 protocols — here's what my job is like.

Jenero Burke, based in Atlanta, worked as a customer-service and ticket and gate agent before landing this pandemic-focused role. → Read More

I make playlists for grocery stores like Kroger. My job isn't just about listening to music — here's what it's like and how I got into it.

"One of the most complex parts of this job — and possibly the most important — involves song lyrics," Libby Zabriskie-Farr, who works at Vibenomics, said. → Read More

I walked out of my corporate job one day to become a full-time business consultant — and never looked back

Two days after Kendra Y. Hill quit her job working for the San Antonio Spurs, she signed her first consulting client for $10,000. → Read More

I became a matchmaker while working at Wells Fargo as a product manager. I loved it so much I quit my 16-year career to make it my full-time job.

Shannon Lundgren attended a bootcamp in 2012 to learn how to become a matchmaker on the side. Now she works with The League dating app. → Read More

How 2 former Instacart and Uber engineers cofounded a platform that helps companies streamline employee equity and raised $7.5 million

Miles Hobby felt like a "cog in the machine" at Uber, so he and his roommate left their jobs to start Figure and solve the issue of compensation. → Read More

I'm the chief wellbeing officer at Deloitte — a role I created after burning out. Here's what my job is like.

Jen Fisher put together a business case for investing in wellbeing and presented it to leadership. In May 2015, she started her new role. → Read More

I left my exec role at Uber to embrace 'polywork.' Here's how I balance at least 5 well-paying jobs, an MBA, and earning passive income on the side.

Julia Lemberskiy, 29, is happier than ever — and making much more money — while mentoring startups, investing in real estate, and taking classes. → Read More

I was a sales director at 23 who was obsessed with making money — until I burned out. These days, I'm in bed by 10:30 p.m. and run my own business.

Jacqueline Relke, 25, quit her corporate job in 2020 after taking a vacation to France and realizing how little boundaries she'd set for her career. → Read More

I got to live my dream as a 'Today' show intern — even if I was 700 miles away in Lexington, Kentucky

Jade R. Garnett interned through the impeachment trials with Trump, election coverage, and COVID-19 pandemic, all completely remotely. → Read More

I'm an air-quality expert who helps companies sanitize their offices before reopening. Here are the most important practices I'm seeing that will save money and actually work.

Joseph Heaney says proper sanitizing efforts can't be implemented overnight and could take up to two months to plan out. → Read More

I'm a 34-year-old entrepreneur who ditched her NYC apartment to live in Mexico for 6 months. It's been just the breath of fresh air I needed.

Kara Landau decided to trade harsh NY winters for sunny Playa del Carmen. She's made friends with expats and spends every day walking on the beach. → Read More

I was the quintessential New Yorker before I moved to Montana — without knowing a single person there. It was the best decision I've ever made.

Shallon Lester loves her cowgirl life and 1,800-square-foot home that cost as much as her NY apartment. One downside: Amazon and Ubers take more time. → Read More

Choose Topeka will pay you up to $15,000 to move to Kansas. 4 professionals who left cities like Boston and San Diego share why they have no regrets.

Professionals young and old who moved to Topeka this past year praised its friendly community, outdoor activities, and career opportunities. → Read More

Tulsa is paying people $10,000 to live there. 4 professionals who recently made the move from big cities like NY and Chicago say it's the best decision they ever made.

Tulsa Remoters swapped cramped city apartments for cheaper houses, and many plan to stay after their year-long commitment and the pandemic end. → Read More

I'm a 31-year-old marketing manager who was paid $10,000 to move to Tulsa from the Bay Area. I'm thrilled with my decision and plan on staying when my year is up.

Jaleesa Garland was paying $1,175 a month to live with four other people in California. In Tulsa, she has her own spacious apartment for $940 a month. → Read More