Archive for August, 2008

Saying goodbye to Cisco

Posted on August 31, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

Here you can see my kiddos saying goodbye to Cisco… They said they were cold during the “photo session”. They have no idea what they are in for in Boston. :). Sending this via wordpress iPhone app.

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Move update: Faxing… really?

Posted on August 30, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

I am renting a house in Massachusetts while we look for a home to purchase.  Its a big ol’ traditional colonial New England box… you know the type.  It is in Southborough and will suit me and the wife and kids just fine.  To secure it, I’ve had to fax more documents than I have in the last 5 years total.  Are real estate agencies the only people who still fax on a regular basis?  What a primitive form of communication.  Might as well write on cave walls.

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Blogs as Monologue

Posted on August 30, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

I admit it — I don’t like to read a lot of words.  That’s why I like twitter.  I am visually-minded.  Many blogs don’t keep my attention (and I bet I am not alone).  My intent with this one is to keep it short, visual, and readable.  Keep me honest.

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Back to Boston

Posted on August 30, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

In college I was in a band that sounded a bit like the Beastie Boys and a bit like A Tribe Called Quest. (or at least did to me!).  Yes, it was a white guy, boston-based rap band.  Anyway, we had a song named “Back to Boston.”  It was an anthem (of sorts) about our hometown.  How appropriate, considering I am now moving from San Jose to return to Boston to take on the most exciting opportunity of my career:  to be the Chief Marketing Officer for Mzinga — a gloriously wonderful company dedicated to building a kick-butt social media platform.  I created a new blog to share my experiences during this transition from Cisco and WebEx (where I was a Sr Director, Marketing) to join these studs of the social media world.  //patrick

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