Boston, Golf, Hewlett Packard discussed on Part Time Genius


You know, I grew up in this little town and in this kind of a crappy town in all fairness, this look crappy town. And we had a golf course not a country club, actually, and it was $35 to join. You can't join 20 fitness for what My mom paid for us to join the country club, So I just picked up a club. I held it like a baseball bat, and I was hitting it further and better than most adults. The first time I picked up the club I was seven years old, had three clubs. I had a 75 and a nine iron. No putter. Not then. Eventually got one kick A man works, right? When did you tell yourself no to golf. And when did you say yes to media? Ah, in Chicago. In 1988. If you must know the place in the date because I remember I wass an internship. Cats communications. We love cat. I saw your eyes just then I worked for his wonderful woman in Maryland Moss and I loved it. I loved advertising. I loved media. I love the challenge of it. And you know, Gulf was one of those things that you've been playing since you were seven and in 19 what I say 88. I was A hair from I was around 20 ish. That's like a You could be a cop for that long and retire after that, you know is like this government jobs that are shorter length until time I played golf, So I think it was just my cycle. I was done. How did you get from that moment? Here you are. Today I transferred to s M u and Alice. What? Because it felt like a better education for me. So I went from University, Oklahoma, which was a full golf scholarship, and then I felt like I really needed to actually learn. There's something new and not just how to play golf. So it s m U and my senior year at S. M U Lanier Tamerlan, who formally Bozell Dallas was named after was a professor. They kind of plucked me out of the class. And then from there we're then I met my now wife, Suzanne. We've been together 26 years. Congratulations. Thank you. And We decided that we need to live a little freer and have some liberation. So we moved to San Francisco and had the time of our lives. It was so much fun. Oh, my gosh, and I worked at agencies. I worked at a small shop called Winkler McManus. I worked at foot kind of building and then I ended up running the Hewlett Packard business globally for about it. Maybe decade. Sounds about right. That was quite a undertaking. I don't think I slept for a dam and the go go years of Hewlett Packard Carly years, the big spending years as were fun. And then that brought me to Los Angeles where I pitched the 20 century Fox business, actually, on behalf of the agency and very quickly, like within a year by client had decided to move on and went back to the research side of things. And they asked me to join, so I did. Then here I sit with you. Wow, That's pretty amazing. It's a great journey. Keep listening. You can hear the rest of this podcast and all of its episodes and discovered thousands of others. All available to you for free right now by downloading the I heart radio app number one for podcasts. Here's a preview of a history podcast that will help you at the next trivia night s O, uh, diarrhea all day. Oh, that's no blandness. The molasses of the back. Yeah. You know, it would be nice is if to hear a story about molasses. Well, that's good news, Chris, because I have just the story for you. Well, that's good, because we're the history boys. I'm Chris Tyler Tyler Tyler's here and and Duke Duke. Yeah, I guess I could be Duke Duke Duke Sanchez. I am Jerry Nash and Zach, of course, is on audio via via satellite and his remove bunker. Several stories underneath the crust of the United States. That's nice. Yeah, Get out safe from molasses safely say from me once. If it did happen to get molasses down there. You're not getting it out, though. I'm gonna pump that stuff. Just got a band in the bunker and find a new bunker. It's a sweet, sticky grave. Luckily, we built that separate The lastest tunnel for him to escape out of the case that molasses pours down into the bunker. We got grave sign form and everything. This is in case of molasses Leave here and I didn't even know about the molasses flood of the time. I barely know anything about it now because I didn't do the research I, Jerry. Tell us a story about molasses. I'm glad I'm glad you want to hear now. Well, you know, not many people are familiar with the great Boston molasses flood of 1919 the fatally tragic events that happened 100 years ago. Every time I learned, the more I learn about this The more I'm like. It's like they're like we're trying to tell you. It's tragic. It's not hilarious. It does. It's not something that was like made up for, like an old timey cartoons. But then, in my research, I heard that one of its nicknames is legitimately. The great molasses occur. Are you kidding? The great Boston Molasses, Sir of 1919 Media? That's its primary source. They did not call it the molasses liquor. They called them elastic. Really? I would have I think, 2020. What is it? 117 People injured 21 dead. That's um Alaska. If you ask me something I did not ocean citations. Bada Bing. Alright, I'm not going to check those. It was not in dark tide, which is a fantastic book. It was in the Boston molasses disaster causes of the molasses tank explosion. Boiler work by Eric Hendrickson. There you go. Not not our primaries really restore oil in this episode, not I think worth shout now, anyway. Yeah, this a giant tank. That's stored. A lot of molasses basically burst in Boston's North End neighborhood on January 15th 1919. And destroyed completely destroyed the neighborhood. Yet it's I literally think of the time, they said..

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