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Dirk Hoag
Works at Conigent
Attended University of Michigan
Lives in Medford, NJ
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+Sports Illustrated sent me their latest coffee table book "Hockey's Greatest", and it's quite a looker...
Are you looking for a memorable gift for the hockey fan in your life? I can highly recommend you check out Hockey’s Greatest, a captivating coffee-table book from Sports Illustrated featuring an introduction from NHL writer extraordinaire Michael Farber. SI was good enough to send me a review copy of this heavyweight 256-page tome, which carries …
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I thought I'd share a lesson learned from working under two very similar managers, with one major difference between them...
General Managers are under constant pressure to improvement business performance, but a critical mistake can prevent their teams from doing their best...
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Have you ever read a book that left you thinking more about your own tangential reactions to it, rather than the book itself? That was my experience with Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Now make no mistake, this isn’t a complaint about the book, which is a remarkably interactive exercise in nostalgia. Competitors race to complete a quest …
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Remember when two of the best teams in the +NHL really hated each others' guts?
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Christopher Lee may have had J.R.R. Tolkien's blessing to play Gandalf the Gray, but he was the perfect fit as Saruman the White.
I’m sad to see the news today that Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. As a kid I loved the Hammer Horror films he made (often with Peter Cushing), which were a staple of Saturday afternoon TV, but it was an even bigger thrill to see him cast in the role …
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Should the +NHL allow such goals in the future, or is there too much danger involved?
Andrew Shaw thought he had scored a game-winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks by heading the puck into the net, soccer-style. Should the NHL allow such goals to stand?
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This new book about the history of the Preds will draw interest, but what was left out could stand on its own as a thriller:
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In my role as an ERP consultant I spend time on the road just about every week, and while the work is terrifically rewarding, all that travel can get to be a grind. It’s well worth a small investment in a few gadgets which can make all the difference in your travel experience. Here are …
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A strong read on a troubling trend here.
College students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education.
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Just texting with my bud...
Today's Tiny Writing challenge brings us to the intersection of politics and sports...
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Who are your heroes, and how do they define you?
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Occupation
Infor M3 implementation consultant
Skills
ERP systems analysis, configuration and development.
Employment
  • Conigent
    Senior Business Analyst, 2014 - present
  • Hockey Gear HQ
    Founder, 2011 - present
  • Schneider Electric
    Senior Manufacturing Systems Analyst, 7 - 2015
  • SB Nation
    Managing Editor, On The Forecheck, 2005 - 2015
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Medford, NJ
Previously
Nolensville, TN - Noblesville, IN - Ann Arbor, MI - Philadelphia, PA - Bloomfield Hills, MI
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Longtime hockey blogger and generally inquisitive netizen.
Introduction
Just another ex-hockey blogger who know focuses on his consulting career, helping clients implement the Infor M3 ERP system.
Bragging rights
Took my then-future wife on a trip to Japan after dating just a few weeks, and we now have three wonderful kids, born less than 13 months apart.
Education
  • University of Michigan
    Economics, 1998
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