Some stand outs from my day at EMC:
C-level blogging and transparent communication
Meeting with our Vice Chairman and head of Global Sales, Bill Teuber, who wants to blaze new communication ground and is ready to personally share -- via blog, vlog and more -- the stories he encounters as EMC stakes its sights on a new level of success.
[Pictured: Bill Teuber on my flipcam.]
Moonwalks & SpongeBob StorageMan
Meeting with two EMC women who took initiative to bring back EMC HQ's "bring your child to work day." They proposed it, creatively figured out how to fund it, designed the event and are now going through the final details to make it great. Included will be the first ever Jumpy House/Moonwalk in the courtyard at EMC's headquarter building and a Sponge Bob Square Pants-like character depicting our CLARiiON product.
[Pictured: Moonwalk, SpongeStorageMan, EMC Courtyard at HQ (in a storm.)]
Art Showing & Sale outside the Board Room
Spending ten minutes at a Gallery Showing of art for sale by local artists -- located right outside my office in a hallway leading to the Board Room. (I want to buy 3 of them!) This excellent showing, the second of its kind, came from a man who creates graphics for our execs by day. He had the idea for such a showing by local artists, and made it happen. (Kudos Chuck!).
[Pictured: The Gallery Guide & The Gallery]
Achieving victory in a Roadblock-filled Deal
Seeing the agreement for a certain hot asset to join EMC. There were many moments in this deal's history where a company could have thrown in the towel. Not this place.
Oh, yeah, and a Tornado!
Excerpt from WBZ: At 3:10 pm, the National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Hopkinton or 7 miles northwest of Milford moving southeast at 15 mph some locations in the warning include Holliston and Hopkinton.
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