Category Archives: sales cycle

Snow Days. Happen.

This year’s polar vortex, snow-storms aplenty, etc. have given the clients and vendors that SJN Sales works with multiple opportunities to practice the skills of being productive, while working from your (generally quite comfortable) snowed-in home. Email works pretty well … Continue reading

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Happy New Year. Now get to work.

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping that you joined SJN Sales in taking a little reflective downtime during the last couple of weeks. Hoping too, that you didn’t spend much of your reflective time stuck in an airport, waiting for that … Continue reading

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DreamForce,DMA, and a host of other face-to-face meetings

I was reminded, rather pointedly (thanks Nikki Pappas) by various SJN sales team members (Shawn, Tracy, and Joan) that DreamForce is far from the only meeting going on. This week and next are the two highest density meeting and convention … Continue reading

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New week. New post. No politics

I’m posting more (I think we’re nearly through the incoming email) skills, insights, strategies, and life lessons that SJN Sales staff, our clients, friends, vendors, and colleagues have shared since the original series of stories ran in SFChronicle, and was … Continue reading

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What we learned after age thirty, the third post.

The list now has a life of its’ own. People from as far away as Bangalore and Costa Rica have come forward with their additions to the list we posted of important things we learned about life after we turned … Continue reading

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16 more great things learned by SJN clients and staff, after age 30

It’s taking a while to collate and organize all the answers we got to the questions raised by a recent story, on Silicon Valley’s proud young CEO’s, describing the wisdom of their own age discrimination in hiring. If you missed … Continue reading

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Things we knew before Facebook was born

The list of things we experienced IT people learned before the “new” IT companies were born, just keeps growing. This batch of 16 items is the latest excerpt from the list. It has items ranging from charity donations, to high … Continue reading

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