Mike has spent 30 years at HP in development, product management and latterly, product marketing.
Mike's team is responsible for marketing cross-IT solutions for HP Software including cloud, application transformation, and converged infrastructure.
Let me this put this question out to a few rank and file sales types....and indeed, the Starbucks scenario would be interesting. Wouldn't this person be a bit suspicious if the sales person kept showing up in the same places?
Joel, You are climbing up Maslow's "hierarchy of needs." Very Zen-like....the behaviors you advocate require some combination of confidence, competence and common sense. No room for neurosis and insecurity....
The number of small/medium businesses in the world is growing. This is, of course, recognized by governments – many Prime Ministers and Presidents are looking to SMB’s to lead their countries out of recession.
I see this trend inside HP marketing. We are increasingly using SMB’s for campaign material generation, newsletter generation, and so on.