Random Musings

Instead of a Top 10 List, How about a Marketing Festivus…

or My 3 Top Marketing Grievances for the Year I'm actually feeling quite optimistic for the year 2020 for B2B Marketers...but I guess I've gotten overwhelmed with Top 10 lists and feel like I have to get a few things off of my proverbial chest before settling into my...

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My Amazing and Disappointing Day with Edward Tufte

If the Edward Tufte course Presenting Data and Information were a rock concert, I'd imagine the review would read something like this, "Greatest Hits Shine While New Material Mostly Misses". And in many ways, Tufte's 1 day event is more concert than course. Or maybe...

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Position available here

Join my practice as a part-time business manager. Independent Contractor – Role Description  - This is a 1099 Independent Contractor Position About the job: KJR Associates seeks a part-time contractor to act as the business manager for its growing thought...

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Word of the Week – “Old Pro”

"Old Pro" - (n) Noun - 1) A bar in Palo Alto, as in "The Old Pro".  The Old Pro is a very popular sports bar currently housed on Ramona Street in the building that formerly was Ramona's Pizza.  The Old Pro has often hosted the royalty of Silicon Valley and was one of...

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Word of the Week – “Open Source”

Open Source - (n) Noun - 1) A hypothetical business model that has made money exactly once (see RedHat) and is often bandied about as the next new thing.  Also, known as the last ditch effort to save a failing software company.  This is not to be confused with...

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Business, Religion and Politics…When Should they Mix?

When should they mix, until now, I've said, "Never".  But I've changed my mind, here's why. It's been 6 days since Donald Trump has become the President-Elect of the United States of America.  In that time, I have lost sleep, worried about what this means to my...

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Tale of 2 Panels- The Cloudy Future Of Enterprise Tech Sales

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Goldman Sachs Cloud Computing conference in Menlo Park, Ca. Goldman put an amazing group of companies and execs on stage. Particularly interesting to me was the conflict in opinion between the "Selling SaaS...

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