Friday, August 17, 2007

New Control Center Is Up And Running!

We just made the switch from the old version of our control center to the new one. I'm really excited to hear everyone's feedback on this! It feels like it's taken us forever but I'm really happy with the way it looks.

It's a far cry from the outdated interface we've been using, but I think this is very fresh. It's a lot easier to navigate and should be MUCH easier on the eyes! I know we'll probably run into a few bugs at first, but I certainly welcome that by comparison. We already know of a few things to improve but by and large, this sucker is DONE!

Now we can begin the additional modifications to the front end and roll out some new stuff that we've been sitting on while this piece was completed.

Lookout world, LinkWorth 2.0 is here!

Thursday, August 9, 2007


My beloved Dallas Cowboys will play their first pre-season game this evening against the defending Super Bowl champions the Indianapolis Colts. I'm so fired up that it's football season!

A lot of people can't stand the pre-season and dismiss it as "meaningless" or "boring" or whatever else the non-fan can come up with. But for me, this is a really exciting time.

I've been reading everything about training camp. I know who's competing at every position. The battle to win a roster spot begins tonight and I'll watch every down at least twice. BRING IT ON!!!

This is without a doubt my favorite time of the year. So, let's go, Cowboys! Show me whatcha got!!

UPDATE - 8/10

How 'bout them Cowboys?? Yeah, yeah...just pre-season, I know. But it was still an ass-whippin'!!

Friday, August 3, 2007

I Suck, But I'm Great? What?

I've been in sales for a long time and I thought I'd pretty much heard it all by now, but today I was made aware of a humorously ego-bruising fact: I'm not the best salesman in the world. :(

I was actually told this by a client today who, I might add, also decided to award me with his business. Apparently his RFP was down to two firms: ours and another. I was informed that my competitor was "real slick" and that I "should hear him on the phone...he's unbelievable."

(Duly noted, sir. I'll keep that in mind next time I feel the need to brush up on my line of bullshit. Giggle!!)

I chuckled audibly when I heard this for all the obvious reasons only to be interrupted with "but I'm a lot more comfortable with you and what you've had to I'm going with you."

Ummm....alright. Thanks, I think?

So, as the animated question mark hovered above my head, a confused smile broke over my face while I tried to stifle my laughter along with the other folks in the conference room that heard this transpire. I mean, am I missing something here?

Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not complaining and I wasn't offended by his remark. A little amused and confused? Yes, but offended? Not at all. In a weird way I actually took it as a huge compliment. I mean, I'd rather be someone you can trust than some slick-rick golden throated used car salesman but the wrapper this compliment came in was new to me.

But back-handed or not, I'll take it.

No, I'm not the best salesman in the world. I'm pretty sure I've never claimed to be, thought I was, or even wondered about it. But who does?

These are good times! The only bad news, however, is that now I feel the need to seek out this competitor of mine and offer him my job. Because my job is to do what's best for LinkWorth and he's "unbelievable!"