Drew Major of Novell, Noorda, & Superset Fame Honored by UVEF

Drew Major Honored: When I first went to work for Eric Schmidt on his PR team way back in the $42/share Novell era, I was assigned to support Drew Major, along with my partner PR role. He has affected so many lives. Seeing him at the event was great! Hearing the war stories from him and former Novell head legal counsel, David Bradford, was amazing. One factoid: Microsoft offered $10B to buy Novell in 1991.

I also recently saw Malcolm Goodwell of Outliers fame. He proposes you have to have 10,000 hours of experience to be really good at something. Since Drew’s been at it for 30 years, he’s logged something north of 60,000 hours. I guess Goodwell might concede Major is a general guru.

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) announces the induction of Novell founder, tech guru, and prolific entrepreneur Drew Major into the UVEF Hall of Fame in a program hosted at the BYU Hinckley Center Nov. 1st. Inductees represent individuals and organizations with an enduring legacy of entrepreneurial excellence.

“I’ve been very fortunate to work with many great people over the years: my Superset partners, Ray Noorda and the Novell team, and folks at Arroyo / Cisco and Move Networks”, said Drew Major. “We recognized the power in connecting computers together and were able to develop products that provided great value to our customers.”

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As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.
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