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Jack Gates
Works at Sales Lab
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
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Open Source Leadership
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Jack says technology is how we do things – not the things we do them with...those are just the tools. He develops new technology (the how) to get spectacular results for his clients using the latest tools (the things). In addition to working with clients to increase sales and improve operations, his assignments include strategic planning, acquisition assessment, fundraising strategy, executive mentoring, and general manager of a county club. 

Jack’s experience as a CEO, Director, and Chairman includes the disposal of 3 organizations and leading 2 organizations that were the target for acquisition – mergers and acquisitions up close and personal. He initiated the establishment of an industry association and served on the FCC Post 9/11 Emergency Communications Task Force. 

He blogs frequently about the evolutionary changes in business, leadership, and better communications. 

Jack founded the Leadership Breakfast of Maryland, meeting monthly since 2008; led the National Captioning Institute – a $22 M organization – as President & CEO; had senior executive roles with Union Memorial Hospital, Towers Perrin, Watson-Wyatt, and PRC in entertainment, health care, & human resource consulting firms; and has hands-on experience in operations, human resources, finance, client development, designing benefit programs, and marketing/sales. 

He was awarded a BS from The Smith School – University of Maryland and an MBA – Finance from Southeastern University.


Education
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    BS - Smith School of Business
  • Southeastern University
    MBA - Finance
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240-424-0843
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Sales Lab Washington DC Metro Area
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  • Sales Lab
    Chief Operating Officer, present
  • Explosive Growth, Abundant Cash Flow
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Oh, how many times have we heard these rationalizations for a 'contingent commitment' (sounds like a commitment but only in place if nothing better comes along).
"But in practice, I'll need to be more hard-hearted, practical, selfish, mass-oriented, short-term, callous..." Principles, it seems, are for other people. Because business is business. Because my boss won't let me. Because he'll never get elected. Because we've never done...
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Reading a room is a skill that can be learned; a guide to nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands
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Destiny: The Taken King, the next great adventure in the first person shooter Destiny universe, introduces a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, a new Raid that will put players to the ultimate test, and more. To stand up to the challenge, players will have access to three new devastating Guardian subclasses, and a massive arsenal of weapons, armor, and gear.
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Word Inflation
A
while back, I collaborated on a project to produce a document suitable for public dissemination. I
noticed that when collaborators sent back edits and improvements to
the draft's author, each received a comment like: 'Awesome Changes!',
or 'This will real...
A while back, I collaborated on a project to produce a document suitable for public dissemination. I noticed that when collaborators sent back edits and improvements to the draft's author, each received a comment like: 'Aw...
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The post is easily awesome, defining the issue is useful, a higher category.
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Processing...processing...processing: this is like that - OK now I get it.

We are comparative creatures and it works well until trying to explain to another person without the same frame of reference.

After a minor procedure i has a large bandage on my arm. A colleague asked about it and I told him I had a punch biopsy done. "What's that," he asked?

Oh, it's a hollow-core punch that penetrates the skin and collects a sample of what's underneath... "like the core sample inspectors take from the roadbed to assess the quality when building a road (i was on a road crew in my youth).

"Huh, what's that?" he said. My metaphor created more darkness instead of illumination.

Seth is right on target!

"In search of metaphor" http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/07/in-search-of-metaphor.html #topblogs #feedly 
The best way to learn a complex idea is to find it living inside something else you already understand. "This," is like, "that." An amateur memorizes. A professional looks for metaphors. It's not a talent, it's a practice. When you...
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Telling stories works for sales people also
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Fail - Fix - Move Forward. Return to status quo is like treading water - why not Nuvo Quo?



"Bounce forward" http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/07/bounce-forward.html #topblogs #feedly 
When we hit an obstacle, sometimes the best we can hope for is to bounce back. To recover, to get through this and get back to normal. But when our project hits a snag, perhaps we can consider using the...
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Would be wonderful to close out this year with the trophy from the Big Dance! 
Maryland's been in the national title conversation since last spring, when the Terps added Diamond Stone and Rasheed Sulaimon and...
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This is handy. We all know the common ones, and this chart decides the other ones that pop-up from time to time.
Need to know what the notification symbols that pop up on your phone mean? We’ve pulled together a huge list to help you find out the difference between a missed call and a Facebook invite on…
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I was thinking this would be good on Plus!
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Players and Doers
Players learn the commands
for the video game and run up the score. Doers learn how to do something to get results. Players value image – being in the right place, knowing the right people,
being included in the right projects. Doers value completion –
coll...
Players learn the commands for the video game and run up the score. Doers learn how to do something to get results. Players value image – being in the right place, knowing the right people, being included in the right p...
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Takes less time and effort to Git R Done than to look good.
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The Company Picnic
Ah...the company picnic.
Fond memories of fried chicken, hard dry burgers, 15 varieties of
potato salad, a dish with melted marshmallows on top, a mystery
casserole, and some wrinkled burned hotdogs. And lots of employees with
their families. Sometimes lead...
Ah...the company picnic. Fond memories of fried chicken, hard dry burgers, 15 varieties of potato salad, a dish with melted marshmallows on top, a mystery casserole, and some wrinkled burned hotdogs. And lots of employees ...
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Succession plan or hoping to sell as a final curtain - The Final Frontier

"Founder Led Businesses" http://avc.com/2015/07/founder-led-businesses/ #topblogs #feedly 
I've written about this issue a number of times on AVC. There are some advantages to having a non-founder run the business, but over the long run it seems that founder led businesses are the best businesses. This rant about Apple by Bob Lefsetz is a fun read and regular readers will know that I ...
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ESR may be writing about a software patch, but his message is how to communicate effectively... have you ever met someone who introduced themselves but forgot to tell you their name? Worthless ( or maybe it's natural selection in action)!



"How to submit a drive-by patch and get it accepted" http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6802 #topblogs #feedly 
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