Here's why ...
Here's why ...
There was a great article about Pixar and John Lasseter where he talked about Competition Being a Good Thing.
He alluded to the idea that he'd rather be a little fish in a thriving pond than a big fish in a dying pond. I worked for Kodak when I wrote this post.
Microsoft's leader of the DX team, Steven Guggenheimer, mentioned this on stage at the #WPC15 event last July. This week Microsoft's CVP Joseph Sirosh extended this a little by talking about the Stealth #IoT.
What do you think will be empowered by the Internet of Things?
Personally, I think networking is about giving back. This post is my chance to give something back to all of you. Please share as you see fit.
If you are a Microsoft partner or thinking of becoming one you should think about attending the meeting today. I realize this is late notice, but you can mark your calendar for the 3rd Thursday of every month to get your best Partner-to-Partner info straight from the source.
Thanks to Microsoft for allowing me to write this and publishing it on the Microsoft Partner Network.
3 steps to evaluate and leverage your partnerships
On Thursday at 11:30 at the Microsoft Civica offices in Bellevue we will have a special guest speaker talking about Partner Agreements.
Your local IAMCP Seattle chapter provides free parking, a free lunch and INVALUABLE information. First meetings are also free.
Register at the link below so we know you are coming please.
Growing your Network IS your Job.
Here are four simple steps to get you started. Perhaps after the Turkey Coma wears off you can spend some time on this over the weekend.
Please feel free to share your best ideas too. Networking is a non-stop and ever evolving effort ... and this is a good thing.
Microsoft is ready to help you, your kids, your friends (and partners) get started with a simple Minecraft example. The idea is to generate excitement.
So, please ... share this link and get hooked on coding. Even if you don't want to write code for a living this whole series will help anyone understand the ideas behind computational thinking.
And, my former Microsoft colleague Scott Burmester is leading the efforts --- which is quite cool to see.
Some filter by color, some by illumination source, and some by other factors.
Everyone has their own Point of View.
Consider looking through someone else's lens before making up your mind. Who know's ... you might confirm your thinking or you might see something you've never realized before.
(Photo by Cory Roberts)
Even Microsoft is getting in on this ... which made me smile.
For some reason this is still one of the most popular posts I've ever written. I'm not sure what that says about me. Perhaps it's just another PEBKAC. Anyway ... Enjoy!
Here is a 3 steps to evaluate and leverage your partnerships.
Thanks to Microsoft for making is possible to share this information with the whole Microsoft Partner Network and beyond.
We have a special guest speaker, Stephen Walroth-Sadurni, will be talking about ... Understanding The Legal Considerations In Making Partnership Agreements
Register here. If you have questions let me know.
- California State Polytechnic University, Pomonaengineering, 1987 - 1992
- University of California, Irvinemarketing technical products, 1997 - 1999
I helped found and am on the board of the Social Media Club Seattle. I have helped organize the Twestival Seattle events and I spend a lot of time thinking about how Social affects Businesses and vice-versa.
I am a veteran of the Enterprise Content Management industry. Over the past 20 years I have worked with customers and partners around the world to design, develop and deploy solutions that exactly meet their needs. Currently I am the Director of Strategic Alliances at Winshuttle where we help optimize complex business processes in SAP and Microsoft SharePoint. I have also worked for Microsoft, Kodak, FileNet (IBM), K2, Captaris, Open Text, and Kofax. I travel a lot, as well as speak and write about ECM and the intersection of Social, Mobile and Cloud Computing and how companies are putting these tools to work in their businesses.
In my spare time I like to get out and ride my Mtn Bike, Wake Surf, ride my Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board, and spend time watching and helping our kids in all of their endeavors.
My two mottos:
Take Responsibility for your Own Actions and Life is Short … Live it!
- KodakBusiness Development & Alliance Management, present
- Microsoft, K2, FileNet, Captaris, Kofax, Open Text
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