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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Review

As we near the end of 2017, I near the end of my first year of blogging. Actually, I’ve blogged for many years on business topics, for various sites and media outlets, including eConsultancy, Forbes, CMO.com and now, Digital Doughnut. You can look me up at those places, and at Clicktale, and see my thoughts about an industry I’ve been part…

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Dreams

The word "dreams" can be a noun. You might say: “last night, I had a dream”.  Another usage is aspirational. You might say: “I dream of being a good person”   There is also an adjective usage of dreams representing something desirable: “it’s my dream that everybody just get along”.   Dreams are a fascinating subject.  We all have them, sometimes good,…

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