The real interests of the whole people…

Quote - Joe Campbell - August 7, 2016

“Here is the thing you must bear in mind,” [Theodore] Roosevelt said, clearly irritated. “I do not represent public opinion: I represent the public. There is a wide difference between the two, between the real interests of the public, and the public’s opinion of these interests. I must represent not the excited opinion of the West, but the real interests of the whole people.”

Morris, Edmund (2010-11-24). Theodore Rex (Theodore Roosevelt series Book 2) (Kindle Locations 10127-10130). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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Vacations will kill you…

Quote - Joe Campbell - August 3, 2016

Not a life lesson to live by…or is it?

[Elon Musk] lost forty-five pounds over the course of the illness and had a closet full of clothes that no longer fit. “I came very close to dying,” Musk said. “That’s my lesson for taking a vacation: vacations will kill you.”

Vance, Ashlee (2015-05-19). Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (p. 96). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

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Keeping your mouth shut…

Quote - Joe Campbell - August 2, 2016

Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.

Rothfuss, Patrick (2011-03-01). The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) (p. 662). DAW. Kindle Edition.

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The only way to do great work is to love what you do…

Quote - Joe Campbell - August 1, 2016

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.… The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.… As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.

Schlender, Brent; Tetzeli, Rick (2015-03-24). Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader (p. 325). The Crown Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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Hello world!

Uncategorized - Joe Campbell - July 31, 2016

“Hello world!” – those 2 words have always meant something to anyone who has every toyed with code. They are a symbol of success, of a success so small, and yet the first sign that you can speak a new language. And here they come as the first post to a WordPress blog, without any coding or work – here unearned.

This is the home page of an NYC resident working in B2B technology.

A Philosophy major from Holy Cross, I started out as a co-owner of RichDJ Web Services, an NYC startup. From there, I became a paralegal with the intention of going into law. After a number of years, I became disenchanted with the law, as I saw one wacky conclusion after another, and decided to build my career instead in technology instead.

This will be a place for quotes, for links to other places, for photos, for commentary on management and technology. (Not for politics – for that, I will write elsewhere.)

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