Regardless of where you are in your professional career, everyone needs to have a certain amount of selling skills. It is essential, for reasons I’ll get to in a moment. And yet sales is looked down upon, for various reasons.
Someone smart said in the summer of 2011, “If what you are getting online is for free, you are not the customer, you are the product.” In our current hyperlinked and Facebook world the nature of online services is changing. I have a nephew who recently graduated from high school […]
I like hearing from recruiters, and can say that not only because they are salespeople and I am a salesperson at heart. They can be a critical source of difficult to find information, such as their ‘people network’ as well as which employer is looking for which type of talent. […]
(You can follow this blog with Bloglovin here.) I had been a life science reagents and equipment consumer for about 10 years, and have now been on the sales and marketing and technical support side of the same market for another 1112 years. Here are four reasons why I enjoy […]
One of the great privileges of working on the marketing side of a life sciences company (compared to the sales side) is the ability to go to a lot of conferences. As a sales representative, it was a hit-or-miss affair, whether I’d be one of the ‘chosen ones’ to go […]
“The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson This is a blog about next-generation sequencing and it’s intersection with marketing and business in general (primarily), which happens to be my particular area of professional expertise, having focused on next-generation sequencing since late 2006, […]