Category: Unsung

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Unsung & Unfed: My “random act of kindness”

 

Just on the heels of my interaction with Nordstrom and their CMO and what I learned from that, I wrote a letter today to the CEOs (link here and below) and other key leaders of BMW AG, BMW North America, BMW Seattle, and Lithia Motors.

Let me start by saying Read More

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A call to action: Go back to your future and thank your teachers!

In just a few hours, my best friend will be on TV doing his job as a technology reporter for King 5.  Given I’m on vacation today, we ended up going to the place he will shoot the segment — the Living Computer Museum which is funded by Paul Allen.  I didn’t know this place existed and neither of us were sure what we were in for.

The reason for our visit Read More

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So There, I Said It #1: Everybody poops!

[Writer’s Notes covering this post and the progress made on my vacation can be found here.  The embedded Facebook post above inspired this post.]

My original draft of the above post made it sound like my day was nothing more than just “eating outside for fun.”  In reality, I came home to my housekeeper’s substitutes (while she staycations, like me) and being in the house at the same time makes me uncomfortable. Read More

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Criticism, networks, and a reminder to give thanks

I was hired at Microsoft to be the business analyst for the small and medium search sales and service organization in 2007 by Jennifer.  I didn’t know what the hell I was doing or how I made it through the interview.  At some point I remember saying something like “global scale and local relevance” which seemed to come from nowhere but it turned out to be a pretty cogent strategy and appealed to Jenn.  I cut my teeth every single day in the job learning to Read More