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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United, We Stood

Back in 2014, it was announced that Arthur Blank, one of the founders of Home Depot and longtime owner of the Atlanta Falcons, had been awarded an expansion team in Major League Soccer, North America’s highest level professional soccer league. Blank planned to have the as-of-then unnamed team play its games at the also as-yet-unnamed new stadium he planned to…

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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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