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I’ve Joined the Board of Monetate: Testing, Targeting and Personalization

I’ve Joined the Board of Monetate: Testing, Targeting and Personalization

I’ve been in digital marketing and ecommerce my entire career. As such, I recognize that online marketing is about balancing the creative with the analytical. In the case of my Dell career (managing Dell.com) it was heavily analytical. That’s what I love about online direct marketing, you can justify investment and grow a business through learning what works and what doesn’t. Here’s the problem though. The cycle of learning what works, of failing fast, of cycling through tests...
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How to LIVE RICH

How to LIVE RICH

A good friend and ex-Dell colleague passed away on Friday, April 25, 2008, after a courageous and inspiring battle with brain cancer. I want to celebrate and share the piece of his life I knew, and the words of wisdom he left for all of us.  Two months after I joined Dell in March 1999, a curly-haired Harvard grad moved into the cube next door. Over the next seven years Rich and I worked together to help build Dell’s consumer eBusiness to a $3.5B business, and then on Dell’s CRM and segmentation...
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Be Competent, Curious, Creative & Entrepreneurial

Be Competent, Curious, Creative & Entrepreneurial

I was interviewing a candidate the other day and we agreed on something that is a truism. The resume is 5% of the equation to hiring great people. I once hired a Web Producer at Dell who was responsible for the Systems / PC portion of the web site (multi-billion dollars of online business). She never bought anything online and didn’t own a computer at home. But…she was competent, curious, creative, and entrepreneurial (meaning she took initiative). She analyzed metrics, came up with new...
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