Alexander Clark, Founder & CEO of Technolutions (the folks behind Slate), shares the origin story of the CRM that changed the higher ed landscape, as well as the things he has learned along a journey that started with his first entrepreneurial venture ... in fifth grade. Bonus fun: learn about the freedom and flexibility of halcyon days.
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Walkout song: Voyager by Daft PunkBest recent read: The Microsoft research study on the effects of remote work on collaboration among information workers. Eager to read next: Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse and Future Shock by Alvin TofflerFavorite thing to make in the kitchen: Grilling simple burgers outside on the weekend with herbs, tomatoes, and lettuces from the backyard garden.What he uses to take and keep notes: "I haven’t taken notes in two decades and store everything in my head. If something falls out, which of course a great deal does, I figure it’s either unimportant or, if it indeed was important, someone else will store it for me and remind me of it later. It’s a great priority filter." Memorable bit of advice: From a middle school science teacher, that if you ever want to start a business, go to a cocktail party and listen to people complain about their jobs. If you can find solutions to their challenges, you have your first customers.Bucket list: Flying to Paris, following a “36 hours in Paris” itinerary in the New York Times hour for hour, and flying home. Mostly to have the bragging rights for when folks ask what I did last weekend I can respond, “I had a craving for French food, so I flew to Paris."Theme music arranged by Ryan Anselment.