Originally posted 2013-01-01 13:46:19.
“If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there.” – Martin Blank, Grosse Pointe Blank.
A recent article got me thinking a bit.
Jeff has often told me that I have a habit of “empire building” wherever I go.
I land somewhere, I take the lay of the land, see what kinds of positions need to be filled…and then start reaching back through my network to grab people to fill those roles.
I don’t go overboard playing favorites – yes, the people I know and trust are absolutely going to get a shot at filling those roles, and so are others, but if it comes down to two people of equal skills and abilities, then naturally I’m going to go with the person I know, have worked with before, and can rely on.
After all, that’s networking 101, right?
Well, HP just fired a warning shot across the bow of every boat that people who follow that same philosophy are riding in, and I’m none too amused…
The Lions are 3-0. The Tigers won their division.
Anyone else starting to read Revelations? No? Just me?
We killed off one of our upcoming events, but still have plenty coming in the next few months, and so let’s just go ahead and dive in while I’m waiting for the NHL pre-season to end and the regular season to begin…
Caution: This update is 13 percent alcohol by volume.
No, not because I’ve been drinking before sitting down to write it, but simply because we have an awful lot of things going on that involve alcohol in some form or another. We’re apparently starting to take that “…one beer at a time” thing more seriously these days.
There’s an Octoberfest event this weekend you might want to check out, we’ve got our Mini-Social and Party Bus Tour coming up on October 6th along with a casual networking social event taking place on October 20th, and then something actually not beer/drinking related (at least not initially…but you know us, we’ll find a way to warp it to our needs…) is the DevDay conference coming up that you can get a nifty discount code for just be stopping by here and reading…oh, problem solved. It’s in the Compuware building, where Hard Rock Cafe is. Now to figure out how to bend TedxDetroit to our collective will next week…
Phew. Seems like a lot, huh? Oh, we haven’t even finished yet either…but let’s go ahead and get through some details so that we can move on to other things…