I’ve spent the past week exploring options for a Sales “Customer Relationship Management” (CRM) system for our company.
Welcome to a world where words don’t mean what you expect. A “Lead” isn’t really a lead, an “Account” isn’t really an account, and so on.
And different CRM systems use slightly different definitions for certain words, and each introduces slightly different terms to refer to something that’s mostly-but-not-quite the same. Read more »
A few days ago, my adjustable-height “Autonomous Desk (basic)” arrived (earlier blog post), and I like it.
But even before it arrived, I knew I would need to address some “cable management” issues.
The issue is that the desk’s movement (up and down) creates a range of motion that any cables must also allow for. I was especially worried that at some point, I’d lower the desk and somehow a cable would get caught, so that when the desk was raised again, the cable would be pulled tight (taut) and might end up either unplugging or pulling something down from the desk (or up from the floor).
My first goal was to reduce the number of cables from the desk to the floor; ideally, there would be just one, a single 120V power cord, with ample slack.
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Yes, folks, they really did deliver the adjustable-height “Autonomous Desk (basic)” that I backed via Kickstarter (photos + video, below).
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Mark Welch handles Channel Sales Development for Hurricane Electric Internet Services.
I recruit and help sales agents who sell our global IP Transit (internet network bandwidth) and colocation services.
I’m adding this post because I realize that during the past three years working for HE.NET, I hadn’t explicitly posted in the “About” category to indicate where I now work, and what I now do.
My LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=51400956 (feel free to request a connection, using my email address posted in the profile).
Wow! Here’s an interesting chart from drpeering.net, showing the decline in internet transit (bandwidth) prices over the past two decades. Read more »
I’m always intrigued to hear about remarkable special pricing offered by some vendors’ sales teams in order to report new business for the current quarter or the current fiscal year.
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Wow. I just realized that I’ve been reading one book for more than a year, and I’m still not even half-done.
The book is Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. Of course, I’ve read dozens of other books during this time.
Don’t get me wrong — it’s a really good, really interesting book — but it constantly forces me to think, and sends my brain into a tailspin of distraction. Read more »