I shot the header photo on this blog of the world’s first bungee jump, A.J. Hackett’s Kawaru Bridge Bungee Jump outside Queenstown, New Zealand in 2009. I think it’s a good metaphor for the blog, where I look at technology (like the amazing safety harnesses they use to keep thousands of tourists safe) and life (if you don’t think about life when you’re leaping 43 meters [141 feet], then something’s wrong!).
I’ve got 30 years of experience as a high technology marketer and PR person, an MBA, and have been fortunate to work with some of the best and brightest people in the high-tech world. I’ve handled new product launches for 129 successful products (and 48 unsuccessful products). The logos below highlight a few of the companies I’ve worked with over the years.
Currently, I’m delighted to be working with a select group of start-ups and volunteering as a mentor at Tech Wildcatters in Dallas. Some of the companies I’m most excited about working with now are
I’m proud to say that I’m both an investor and service provider for most of the exciting young companies I am work with. Each of them is uniquely positioned for success, and led by a core group of founders or executives who truly are world-class.
I am happy to provide help to entrepreneurs and blog readers with specific questions about what I post here. Just post your question as a comment to the blog, or use this link. Note that I am not a lawyer, so if your question pertains to legal matters, I won’t be able to help.
This is my personal blog, and I speak for myself in the posts I write here; please don’t blame the companies I work with, my spouse, adult children or friends if you don’t like what you read here. You’ll find personal posts about my life, as well as what I hope are useful and practical answers to some of the questions I get when I speak to start-ups and groups. I hope you enjoy it!
Photo credit: The un-retouched head shot is by Dallas photographer Constance Ashley; don’t judge her work by my photo, please. I’m a great-grandmother, and I’ve earned every single gray hair and wrinkle! The necklace I am wearing in my photo, by the way, was made by my grandfather as his graduation project from Indian School, circa 1905. It’s made of silver dimes, beaten into shape, and coin silver formed in molds, and it’s one of my most prized possessions. The dates of the dimes used for the necklace are still visible on a number of them — he started saving for his project in 1897 based on the dates, and the “newest” dime used in the project is dated 1905.