My interest in entertainment, sports and pop lifestyle celebrity is modest. The only autograph I have ever requested was from Neil Diamond on an airplane and that was for my mom. (OK…I admit it, I dig Neil too.)
In comparison, I sport a healthy intensity and desire to learn from technology entrepreneurs and accomplished executives. I have tremendous adulation for industry creators and innovators, and have organized my schedule to attend conferences that featured presentations from Jeff Bezos (Amazon), John Chambers (Cisco), Scott McNealy (Sun Microsystems), Larry Ellison (Oracle) and Marc Benioff (Salesforce).
For 18 years, I have invested passion, purpose and perspiration to create, build, manage and maintain Strategic Communications Group (Strategic). I’m wholly proud of what the company has accomplished, yet I recognize we are a niche consultancy in a broad and complex market segment.
Game changers like Chambers, McNealy, Ellison, Bezos and Benioff demonstrate the vision, talent and execution prowess to elevate their organization to global relevance, while outfoxing competitors along the way.
Rarely do I get an opportunity to cross paths with such a visionary beyond sitting front center at a conference presentation. That changed this morning when I learned a campaign Strategic recently launched on behalf of Iron Bow Technologies and Dell was re-tweeted by Michael Dell himself.
Yes, I realize a simple retweet is not an expression of gratitude or recognition for a job well done. It’s cool though and, like Neil Diamond, I dig Michael Dell too.
— DellRugged (@DellRugged) August 28, 2013