This section boils down to three questions: What have I done? What am I doing? What do I plan to do? So let’s get started…Since I have been old enough to hold a social insurance number, I have been in sales. I was a twelve year-old with three (to-be-delivered by 7am) paper-routes. I maintained that work ethic all through high-school with a miscellaneous and clothing retail job, and as soon as I was old enough to legally sign contracts, I followed the money into selling cellphones and other electronics at – what was at the time – Radio Shack. I worked there through two major corporate takeovers and supported my rather expensive honours degree in philosophy thusly. I used the training I had received in formal logic and political game theory, in combination with the tech savviness incurred from working, to sidestep my way into a career in marketing and advertising. What I did not expect was how quickly I would be elevated to a managerial role, but discovered that such a role was particularly well suited to my personality type. As with selling, a proper managers role is simple; relay practical information on the benefits of adhering to a method or product, and do so with a contagious enthusiasm.My plan going forward is simple: leave every business that employs or simply listens to me better off for having done so. I will use every ounce of ingenuity, creative facility, and technology available to achieve this result. I plan to one day reach CEO status in order to have fewer people to convince of the acumen of a certain course of action before it can be taken.
Brandon Mc Lean
- Cambridge US-ON