Category Archive for "Matthew Achak"


Jumping Off

Share this article: There comes a time in everyone’s life where you reach an important crossroads or inflection point. Sometimes it’s a career move. Could be a change in your family situation or even a decision you have been dreading...
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Generation Empathy

Share this article: That’s me in the first row, 2nd from the right. Number 7. Man, did I love playing baseball back then. I turned 47 this year. It came and went and I didn’t think much about it at...
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The Importance of Loyalty

Share this article: Why is loyalty important? One could argue that it is the foundation of a successful company. Successful companies build an atmosphere of trust that is conducive to achieving greatness in the workplace. This atmosphere creates a sense...
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Musical Learning

Share this article: As a member of Generation X, like it or not I am a child of the 70s and 80s. While much of our generation’s DNA has thankfully been relegated to the rubbish heap, one thing that continues...
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Strategic Inflection Points (and Beyond)

Share this article: The Intel Trinity of Andy Grove, Robert Noyce, and Gordon Moore. I am reading the book The Intel Trinity, How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company by Michael Malone. For those...
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An Annual Affair

Share this article: Here we go Independence. It’s finally that day. It’s finally that time. It took awhile but tomorrow is the big day, and I am so very excited to see everyone. You see, it’s our first annual celebration...
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Soccer and the Long View

Share this article: I love Sundays, for Sundays are all about soccer in the Achak household. Both boys usually have games. Sometimes two. Oftentimes they will attend each other’s games as well. As the boys have gotten older, I have...
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How Things Change

Share this article: Photo Credit: Perspecsys Twenty years ago, the outsourcing space was a very different place. A “Switch” or ACD (Automatic Call Distributor) from providers such as Avaya, Mitel, Aspect or Nortel would cost you over a million dollars just...
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The Meeting That Never Was

Share this article: Everyone who has worked for an extended period of time in sales has that one meeting. You know the one. It’s that meeting you won’t ever forget, no matter how many years go by. The benchmark by...
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March Madness

Share this article: Photo Credit: Neon Tommy via CC License This is one of my favorite times of the year. As a fan of college basketball, March Madness is about as good as it gets. In my humble opinion, it is...
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