Brief Moments of Silence

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On my way back to Orlando, gotta love free wifi and the new terminal at Las Vegas McCarran. As you may have read, I’ve been without net access for a few days. And without caffeine. And in Las Vegas during the biggest porn convention in the world. Fill in the blanks.

The few days in timeout really gave me some courage to drastically change the way I go about certain things in this business. One thing that has been on my mind for over a year is the subject of Vlad branding. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not an ego trip and I am not aiming at world domination or a box of Wheaties, just that if I put even a little bit more effort into what I present to you here every day I could make a much bigger difference for a lot of people.

The other side, the professional side, is going to be getting a huge makeover as well. You know that feeling that you get, when you are absolutely certain about something but have absolutely no data to back it? Over the past year or so of developing Shockey Monkey I have gotten to work with some 3,000 IT shops and figure out how they percieve and deliver value – far differently than we did, and far differently than each other does. So I definitely had some ideas but it really was not until November that I got handed a set of key performance indicators that really spelled it out loud and clear what needed to be done.

So I apologize in advance for what is going to be an unusually quiet period between now and Feb 4th, 2008. I’ve got a lot of work to do, so I hope you don’t mind if a day or two slips without a post.

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