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I Am Grateful for My Friends

Driving back from NAB last week I realized how grateful I am to my friends, not only for their friendship, but what I’ve learnt from them.

From Larry Jordan I’ve learned to be a better talk show guest. Larry always makes sure his audience “keep up” with the conversation, and has frequently guided me to “back up a little and explain” before we go forward. He’ll probably need to do it again, but I am learning to make sure those listening are understanding.

From Sam Mestman, Cirina Catania and Michael Horton I am relearning the importance of community, and that we’re not in the software business, we’re in the business of giving people time. Time they can spend doing what’s really important to them.

From Cirina I’m learning, not only how to be more positive, but also how to simplify topics when I discuss them.

I’m sure there are dozens of other lessons I’ve learnt from friends, but these come to mind right now.

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  • Adam Oas · April 15, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    This might be the first year in quite a few that I didn’t end up in a car with you at some point. We’ve all learned from each other! It’s what makes being a part of a larger community a great thing!

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  • Bob Fitzgerald · April 15, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    And here am I always learning something from you, albeit at a distance

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  • Citina · April 16, 2019 at 10:32 am

    You give so much to do many, Philip. I think this post is a mirror into YOU. You keep us all going with your keen intelligence, determination and dedication. It is largely thanks to you and Greg that I am still in this incredible tech arena. It is rare to find true friends who become family, but I have it in the two of you and I am grateful every day. ❤️

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