to Zielinski: Sell Me A Laptop
the past year, I’ve worn out a Lenovo laptop as a road warrior. In a
pinch, I went up to the SMB Nation mini-storage and grabbed a
third-tier brand laptop to get me by until the annual Lenovo Accelerate
conference this past week in Las Vegas. My intention was to ask the
newly installed president Matt Zielinski just one question: sell me a
laptop. I believe the president role in a large company such as Lenovo
should be akin to rainmaker not bottle washer. Zielinski’s career path
is on the sales-side, not operations. Could he sell me a laptop?
Before I give you the answer – I want to provide some context.
One year ago at the Lenovo Accelerate conference in Orlando, I was on
my last legs with my Nokia 1020 Windows-based phone. Milanka Muecke,
Director of PR, Customer Center and Community Relations sold me on a
Moto Z Play phone. How? She demonstrated the “mods” that snap on to the
back of the phone including the HD projector, the JBL sound system and
backup battery. Worked for me as it’s Android-based so I can also get
appy. And that’s why there is a basis for me viewing the annual Lenovo
Accelerate conference as a Spring buyers show.
FACT: I actually wrote my blogger notes in the big stage keynote with
my Moto Z Play 2 mobile phone using the Google Docs word processor to
supplement my audio recording device. I’ve never done that before,
always being the blogger with the laptop. The keynote summary
highlighting Lenovo’s partner pillars will be my next blog.
1: Meeting and greeting Matt
Zielinski, gthe new Lenovo President!
A primer on Zielinski. As you can see in the
figure below, Zielinski is one tall dude with more years ahead of him
than behind him. He framed up his career as two chapters of a book
(although I’d offer he has more chapters ahead). The first chapter was
13-years at AMD where he enjoyed a successive and progressive career
path resulting in his role as Corporate Vice President and General
Manager, Global MNC Sales. Then he shared another 13-ism.
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