My Unlikely Career. A Retrospective, in 4 decades. Part 5.

Part 5.   The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.  - Steven Spielberg   In the prior 4 posts of this series on My Unlikely Career. A Retrospective, in 4 decades, I really dove down into my background. How I got to where I am today,…

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My Unlikely Career. A Retrospective, in 4 decades. Part 4.

Part 4. "That was some of the best flying I've seen to date — right up to the part where you got killed." - Top Gun, 1986   The 80s were when I came of age in this industry. Top Gun was the highest-grossing movie of that decade, and my oldest son was born in 1986 after his mom's water…

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My Unlikely Career. A Retrospective, in 4 decades. Part 3.

Part 3.   “…And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?...” – Once in a Lifetime, Talking Heads, 1981   Interestingly, this classic debuted in 1981. As did I, at least from a professional perspective. That was a long time ago, and I never really examined the idea of “how did I get here” until I started…

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My Unlikely Career. A Retrospective, in 4 decades. Part 2.

Part 2. “Marketing? What the hell is marketing? Software? What the hell is software?”   Catchy title? Not really.  Actually, these were quite literally the thoughts that went through my mind when I got my first real job, in 1981.  And I really never expected that this new job of such extreme unknowns would end up as the beginning of…

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My Unlikely Career: A Retrospective, in 4 decades. Part 1.

Part 1.   Last week was Clicktale’s Kickoff 2018. We cleverly named it “Elevate” as this fit with our company’s goals of taking us ever higher, in vision and execution.  I’ve been to a lot of kickoffs. I’ve run a lot of kickoffs. I’ve presented at a lot of kickoffs. This time it was different, which caused me to take…

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