《财富》科技头脑风暴大会（Brainstorm Tech conference，将于7月22日-24日在科罗拉多州的阿斯彭市召开）是科技创新领域的顶尖人才定期碰头的盛会。《财富》杂志（Fortune）每周都会邀请一位与会者来分享对商业、技术和创业的个人见解。本周，我们邀请到了企业用社交网络软件供应商Jive公司的总裁兼首席执行官托尼•辛格尔，他畅谈了业余生活和最仰慕的公司等话题，还给年轻创业者提出了建议。
如果我没有运营Jive，那我还是会成为Jive的董事，就像四年多前那样。当时公司即将上市，我应邀出任公司的首席执行官。如果我不在Jive工作，也不是它的董事，那我就会尽情地打高尔夫或滑雪。对我来说真正的梦幻工作是当旧金山巨人队（San Francisco Giants）、旧金山49人队（San Francisco 49ers）或金州勇士队（Golden State Warriors）的老板，因为我是湾区运动队的超级粉丝。
Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Conference(July 22-24 in Aspen, Colo.) regularly brings together the best and brightest minds in tech innovation. Each week, Fortune turns the spotlight on a different conference attendee to offer his or her own personal insight into business, tech, and entrepreneurship. This week, we asked Jive Chairman and CEO Tony Zingale to answer 10 questions about life outside of work, the company he admires most, and industry advice for young entrepreneurs. His responses follow.
What was the last book you read?
"Six Years" by Harlan Coben—I love everything he writes. I'm a huge fan and love a murder mystery with its suspense and surprise endings.
What would you say to a group of young people looking to enter the tough job market?
My father was a second-generation immigrant who didn't graduate from high school. He worked extremely hard for 50+ years as a bartender while my mother, also a second-generation immigrant, raised the kids. They both always demanded that I get the best education possible, work harder than anyone else and then pursue my dreams—which for me was coming to Silicon Valley over 30+ years ago. Although it may sound trite, it's the truth. Anything is possible if you work hard and pursue your dreams.
What would you do if you weren't working at your current job?
If I wasn't running Jive I would still be sitting on Jive's board of directors, as I was doing more than four years ago when I was asked to become CEO in advance of the company's IPO. And if I wasn't working at Jive, in addition to sitting on the board, I would spend as much time as I could on the golf course or ski slopes.
If I could have my dream job it would be the owner of the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, or the Golden State Warriors. I'm a massive Bay Area sports fan.
How do you get your news?
My iPhone, my iPad but also good old fashioned radio, TV, and print news. I still love the local newspaper with my coffee every morning.