Perri Ormont Blumberg, Business Insider

Perri Ormont Blumberg

Business Insider

New York, NY, United States

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

Past articles by Perri:

I'm an IBM product manager who moved to Tulsa from Austin via a remote-work program. I never thought I'd like it, but it's exactly what I was looking for in a city.

Jason Mathew, 30, wanted a free trip when he applied to Tulsa Remote. He's since bought a home and started a business and has no plans to leave. → Read More

I'm a 23-year-old who's made more than $155,000 on TaskRabbit this year. Here's how I stay organized.

To optimize his time, William Young makes monthly trips to Home Depot to keep his inventory stocked and only accepts jobs within a set map area. → Read More

I invest in travel and transportation startups as president of JetBlue Technology Ventures. Here's what I look for in a pitch.

Amy Burr was a founding member of Virgin America and now works for the VC arm of JetBlue Airways. She cares about the story founders tell. → Read More

I fell in love with a Hamptons hotel — so I bought it. Here's my advice for those looking to pursue their passion.

A self-described "workaholic," Sylvia Wong had a 15-year career at IBM before coming across the Amagansett property that changed her career path. → Read More

I self-published a book as a passion project and it became a New York Times bestseller — here's how I did it

After a decade of research into weight loss, Microsoft employee Jonathan Bailor published his findings. His book caught the eye of a literary agent. → Read More

I joined TikTok as a 60-year-old, and it was the best thing I did for my business. Here's how I use it to land clients and sell my services.

Helen Polise teaches TikTok tricks to her 490,000 followers and has sold $5,000 worth of courses. She says the opportunities on the app are limitless. → Read More

I worked at Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn before cofounding a startup. Here's what life in Big Tech taught me about being a successful entrepreneur.

Shama Keskar once accidentally stopped LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner from entering the office. It taught her about being fearless even if you mess up. → Read More

I'm a 23-year-old who's made more than $130,000 on TaskRabbit this year — here's how

William Young does moving and installation tasks in New York City. He calls it a "crazy market" and has even ended up at a couple of celebrity houses. → Read More

I design the daily doodle you see on Google.com. Here's how I became the art director for the world's most-visited website.

Angelica McKinley worked for the NYT, Apple, and Slack before landing at Google. Now she works with guest artists to make its homepage sparkle. → Read More

I cofounded a fertility company that's raised more than $114 million in funding. Here's how I pushed through the 'no's' and found resilience.

In the early days of Carrot Fertility, CEO Tammy Sun quickly learned how to handle rejection by normalizing it and celebrating the small wins. → Read More

I'm a genealogist who works at a 5-star hotel in Dublin connecting guests with long-lost family. My services cost up to $925 — here's what my job's like.

Helen Kelly brought the idea of linking genealogy and tourism to the historic Shelbourne Hotel. She's proud to connect travelers to their birthplaces. → Read More

I'm an ER doctor who runs a travel company on the weekends — and it's landed me a 6-figure book deal, free trips, and more

By traveling every time he had two consecutive days off, Calvin D. Sun visited 190 countries and territories and had over 1,000 travel companions. → Read More

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