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Tag, I'm it.............

Ok, so I got tagged by Jerry Dennany.  Well, I am not just going to dump 5 things out about me.  I am going to give u five things, but there is also going to be some discussion about them.  So, here goes, 5 things that you don't know about me:

  • I'm a huge basketball addict.  In high school, I once made 92 out of 100 free throws including the final 35.  BTW, I didn't play basketball in high school, just always loved the sport. I feel pretty well informed when I saw that I can tell you why Shaq can't make free throws. If the Miami Heat would hire me, I feel pretty confident I could raise his free throw percentage by 10%(seriously).
  • I went to community college before I went to Georgia Tech.  Roane State was the best experience of my life.  It gave me time to grow up.  It is an experience that I recommend to everyone.  I have a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from GT.
  • While I am fun and games and I like being the life of the party, I take business and especially negotiation and contracts very seriously.  I've seen too many people screw themselves over by just signing a contract that gets put in front of them without reading it and understand the implications.  I screwed that up once, I have never made that same mistake again.  If you don't like something in a contract, then take it out and see what happens.
  • I like to get out and meet people.  If I were a politician, I would be a big believer in "Shaking hands and kissing babies."  I think that this is a problem for most technology people.  They need to get out and meet others in the feel.  I think John Kellar and Jerry Dixon in TN have done a great job on this subject.
  • My father is involved in real estate.  I have tons of people ask me how real estate is locally.  My canned response, "You'll need to ask my father."

And now for a bonus item:

  • Names are really important to me.  Getting names correct is a big deal.  I don't like it when people get my name incorrect.  The name "Wallace B. McClure, Jr." refers to no one that I know of, yet there are a large number of people that will refer to me with that name.  I try and treat everyone's name with response so I always do my best to get someone else's name right.

Ok, so that's something about me.  The next five people up are: Paul Glavich, Craig Shoemaker, Drew Robbins
Jason Salas, and Phil Winstanley. To go along with the bonus theme, I'd like to tag Jim Minatel of Wrox.

Posted: Dec 31 2006, 01:15 PM by Wallym | with 4 comment(s)
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Glav said:

Couldn't even get the right URL for my link....pffft. And I thought you cared....

# January 1, 2007 6:04 AM

Plip said:

# January 1, 2007 7:25 AM

Wallym said:

Sorry Glav, I fixed the link.

# January 1, 2007 11:16 AM

jerdenn said:

Interesting 5 items (+1). I didn't know that you were a GT grad, it's a great engineering school.

# January 1, 2007 2:08 PM

Craig Shoemaker said:

Wally:

So when are you going to do a bonus podcast on contract negotiations?  ...seriously you should do this ;)

# January 2, 2007 9:15 AM