Category: Paisley

Practice Makes Perfect

I just finished reading a book called This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin and he asserts similar findings to Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers that time and effort spent practicing is more…

Stress For Success

There’s no doubt that working at Paisley was stressful.  And I’m not just talking about for a few of us – everyone’s job was stressful. Sales is always a sign-on-the-bottom-line what-have-you-done-for-me-lately stressful position, but unlike many sales jobs that sell…

Paisley Stats

I’m very proud of the legacy of our company.  Not only did we provide quality software, services and methodology for our customers, but we also offered a unique opportunity for our employees to grow and take on new responsibilities. Following…

Monday Morning Meetings

A core value that Tim & I tried to instill into Paisley was open communication with employees.  One of the ways that we did this was by having meetings with all the employees every Monday morning. Unless Tim and I…

Today Show

Here’s a fun picture of Bonnie, one of our early employees, holding up a sign with the Paisley swirl at Rockefeller Center as they were taping the Today Show (she’s the smiling blond to the left of the sign). I…

Good Drivers

The last two days I’ve written stories about the bad taxi drivers I’ve had during my travels.  In addition to reckless driving, I’ve had drivers shut their meters off and over-charge me and others that drove around in circles jacking…

Sir! You Are Very Nervous

When I told Tim about yesterday’s post, he remembered the scary taxi ride in Mexico City but says he was even more scared by the sanctioned taxi driver that took us back to the airport – that guy was trying to kill…

Scary Ride

Mexico City is not a safe place to visit.  Before our first trip in 1999, I had lots of warnings about what to do and what not to do.  In particular I knew to only ride in official taxis or…

Geek-fest

Just like at the Super Bowl, much of the Lotusphere fun was to be had at private parties.  Tim & I were invited to one of the “cool” parties (if there can be such a thing at a geek-fest like…

Lotusphere

Although Tim & I had a good time at the NFL Experience in Dallas, we weren’t nearly as impressed as others who attended.  It just didn’t measure up to other tradeshows that we’ve been to in the past. By far,…