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Studying at the Hands of a Master Craftsman

In today’s work environment, we hear so often that one of the benefits that employees desire is the ability to work remotely. Having worked many years for a Fortune 500 company that went from having everyone work from an assigned office to having most non-manufacturing employees work from home, me being one, and now working a smaller company, where most of our employees work from the office, I can see the pros and cons of both scenarios. Having the flexibility to go down to the basement for work saved money on gas and food.

Drinking from the Fire Hose: Words from a New Technology Seller

As I sit here on a flight to San Jose, CA where I will be attending a week-long training course with Palo Alto Networks, I find myself with exactly five hours and 31 minutes to reflect on my journey over the past seven months. In January, I left the comforts of my position as a senior sales representative with a well-known print marketing company to pursue the new challenge of a career in technology. It’s felt like drinking from a fire-hose.

My Meeting with a Civil Rights Activist

A few weeks ago, one of my teachers presented my class with the opportunity to sit in on a meeting over lunch with one of Atlanta’s most well-known Civil Rights leaders, Lonnie King. In the sixties, Lonnie King helped to end segregation in Atlanta by organizing and leading sit-ins and drafting an appeal for human rights – quite impressive for someone in their early 20’s, I thought. As I listened to this man speak, I was awestruck by his memories and stories.

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