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Hero Marketing
Writing #heromarketing for Saturday on http://www.curagami.com. Who is your hero? 

Great note from +Phil Buckley about his dad:

I have one hero, my Dad. He grew up during the depression, watched his older brothers go off to war, was the first person in his family to get a college degree (nights). Quit his "good job" at GE where he was a dial reader of some sort to take a job as a salesman for Burroughs.

Then left that "good job" to sign on with a venture backed startup in the early 1970's doing mainframe time sharing a la Ross Perot. When that collapsed he spent the next 15 years selling bank security equipment at a record setting pace during the go-go 1980's… all while working from home, being a Boy Scout leader, baseball coach and all-around great Dad.

He is my hero, and I pray I am 1/2 as good as him. 
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I have one hero, my Dad. He grew up during the depression, watched his older brothers go off to war, was the first person in his family to get a college degree (nights). Quit his "good job" at GE where he was a dial reader of some sort to take a job as a salesman for Burroughs. Then left that "good job" to sign on with a venture backed startup in the early 1970's doing mainframe time sharing a la Ross Perot. When that collapsed he spent the next 15 years selling bank security equipment at a record setting pace during the go-go 1980's… all while working from home, being a Boy Scout leader, baseball coach and all-around great Dad.

He is my hero, and I pray I am 1/2 as good as him. 
 
Thanks +Phil Buckley and +Martin W. Smith for helping to recognize heroes and heroic acts around us.

Helping others in one way or another beyond any expectations is what I have seen my heroes do. The most astonishing thing is that they don't ask anything in return. But this is precisely the moment when trust and connection (which were already believed impossible?) are created.

There are so many heroes, and as for Phil, my Dad is one of them.
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