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 ...Continue Reading → Share
Entrepreneur Consultant John Pilmer is back by popular demand.
SALT LAKE CITY—August 27, 2013—Utah Valley University (UVU) has enlisted PilmerPR CEO and business advisor John Pilmer, to teach Entrepreneurship (MGMT 3170.301) for a fourth semester in the Woodbury School of Business. This introductory class for aspiring entrepreneurs offers students a unique view into the real world of creating a running a successful startup company. Since his class meets on Saturday mornings, Pilmer continues as CEO for PilmerPR.
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The Daily Herald and I go back 16 years to it’s first print edition delivery on my doorstep. I was a new recruit on Eric Schmidt’s Novell public relations team at the time. We’ve had a love/hate relationship since then as the Utah Valley staple rides the roller coaster despised by print newspapers over the past decade. ...Continue Reading → Share
This week I joined 25,000+ security fans at the International Security Conference in Las Vegas (ISC West). 1,000 exhibitors fought for attention with amazing marketing and PR dexterity.
I’ve been on the road doing event PR(public relations) for many entrepreneurial start-ups and some “big dawg” companies. Spreading the news about cool new technologies, new services, and basically awesome stuff! When with Novell, I accompanied some visionary executives including Eric Schmidt (of Google fame) and Chris Stone. On 9/11, I was ...Continue Reading → Share
What’s the likelihood of Blackstone growing the Vivint HQ outside of Utah?
From my home office I can almost see the Vivint headquarters in Utah Valley’s River Bottoms. I’ve watched with some amazement as this small entrepreneurial start-up has grown into a industry ...Continue Reading → Share
The mega lottery media tsunami is back and bigger than ever with more than half a billion $dollars$ riding on the Mega Millions wave. Proponents of the lottery system might say this is a perfect way to raise state revenue. It’s voluntary unlike other forms of tax. Opponents might say the lottery is a fool’s game, preying on those least likely ...Continue Reading → Share
Today, I had lunch at the Utah state capitol with the governor – well, Governor Herbert and a few hundred of his entrepreneur friends. There, the governor signed a proclamation naming September 27th as Utah Entrepreneur Day. Representing Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) along with this year’s chairman, Cary Snowden, we mingled with and broke bread with many of those stoking ...Continue Reading → Share
Today, Dick Wilson, CEO of VMT Technologies took the podium after a lead in from a Novell VP to announce the world’s first continuously variable transmission (CVT) for wind power application. Positioned as “infinitely variable” (IVT) covering a 30 gear range for vehicles. Mr Wilson said one car manufacturer has anted up $1M for a automotive prototype. As exciting as that news, the news conference ...Continue Reading → Share
David Bradford and I first met on the Novell corporate jet returning to Utah from the company’s San Jose office. We both worked for Eric Schmidt, now of Google fame. David was Chief Counsel, I was over investment, partner & channel Public Relations for the company. I was entranced by David’s depth of history regarding the rise of the microcomputer (PC) & the associated software battles of the 80’s & 90’s surrounding that industry.