Thursday, October 09, 2014

A call to "Action Sports" arms

Attention, any one working in the "action sports" industry.  There's an unemployed, over qualified individual available, that you can plug into your company, in any capacity and instantly do your company, yourselves and customers better.  Better = more money.  So listen up...
Meet John Logic.  His 24 year run at one of the country's premier snowboard shops just came to an end.  This has been covered here and elsewhere before so no need to beat that one into the ground.  John, unlike other people who failed, took the blame himself.  Like a man.  He understands what he did right to attain 18 years of consistent growth in the shop, and what he did wrong for the last 6 and ultimately how to make one of the most painful but necessary and dignified decisions a man will need to make after being married to his business for 24 years.  He's managed a staff of many as well as consistently motivated all, and many of these motivated former staff are in this exciting action sports industry because of him.  In a nutshell, here's his resume of what he can do and has done:  public speak, payroll, schedule, buy and sell for a multi million dollar establishment, work off budgets, work excel sheets, read excel sheets, manipulate excel sheets, motivate staff, do presentations, build sales programs, laugh at shitty sales programs, say yes, say no, tell you to fuck off, take chances, build brands, enjoy a beer, stay loyal, participate and contribute to focus groups, determine whats hot and not, surf, get the best of of individuals, travel, work current trends, forecast coming trends, communicate effectively with everyone at the workplace from the janitor to the president, build internet sites, track traffic, snowboard, pack boxes, unpack boxes, pay bills, ignore bills, call credit managers and collectors and negotiate a better deal, sit thru painful dealer intros, negotiate leases, buy buildings, not buy buildings, remodel, tenant improvements, set up a warehouse, volunteer his time to dying people with cancer, set up non profits for poor urban kids to get out of their shitty surroundings and go to the mountain...the list is endless.
Bottom line, Mr. Logic could fit into any organization and kill it in sales, marketing, credit, product, management, development because he's done it all before, for the last 24 years.  This is a man whose establishment was a contributor to many brands successes, ours included.  Right now he's out there just working a regular guy gig and keeping his head clear.  There's no pity party going on and he's not actively searching out a job in the business, because he's still figuring what all of this means.  What I'm saying is,  that we should figure it out for him and find him a place in the surfing, skating, snowboarding business.  There's plenty of incompetent people working in here, so John would be a welcome upgrade anywhere.  Let's not lose this dude to some other "industry."

Need to read more about him and who he is?  Click here, it's him, raw and uncut.

Hit me up and I'll give you his digits. 

PS.  Why don't we hire him?  We hired a half a dozen people this summer, our hiring hole is filled. 

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