My goal in life: sales and marketing? (May 27, 2006, 0) - I spent a leisurely afternoon walking around Toronto, wandering into
the buildings featured in Doors Open. I was fascinated by the
historical displays of medals and photographs in the Royal Canadian
Military Institute, the stateliness of Osgoode Hall and the rich
library of the courthouse. Seeing all these places steeped in history
and story helped me think about how I
Business is a contact sport (October 25, 2006, 0) - “Business is a Contact Sport” by Tom Richardson, Augusto Vidaurreta,
and Tom Gorman (ISBN 0-02-864163-9) makes the case for a dedicated
Chief Relationship Officer or a team for dealing with all the
important relationships a company has. It contains twelve principles:
See relationships as valuable assets.
Develop a game plan.
Create ownership for relationships
Transform contacts into connections.
Move into the win-win zone.
Weekly review: Week ending January 27, 2012 (January 29, 2012, 0) - I talked to my second-line manager (the manager of my manager) this week. It looks like all systems are go. Heading into my last three weeks at IBM! By golly.
This weekend was a busy one. I did a cooking sprint: beef stew, a stirfry with beef and cabbage, lots of cookies, two loaves
On role models (April 2, 2010, 0) - Mel Chua’s comment about relationships and role models made me think. She’s right, you know. It was something that had felt very alien before, and I’m gradually coming to terms with it.
Growing up, I remember feeling anxious about relationships. I knew my mom and dad had managed to raise us and do well in entrepreneurship
What’s your story? (June 28, 2006, 0) - Thanks to Gabriel Mansour, I was part of a fun podcast with Joey de Villa (Accordion Guy, Tucows). Joey and I chatted about the Philippines, tech, moving to a new country, Emacs (“For those of you listeners who haven’t heard of Emacs, it’s a text editor—” “It’s a way of life!”), and other things. =)