Post by Rob Collie

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That’s a Pretty Badass Quote, Prominently Displayed When You Walk Into KAMAN HQ

Wanna Work for One of Our Coolest Clients?

imageMike Miskell is Winston Wolf.  That’s basically his job description.  When the executives at KAMAN identify a problem, they send The Wolf to fix it.  And The Wolf, is Mike Miskell.

Last year, The Wolf found Power Pivot.  Nine minutes and thirty-seven seconds later, KAMAN had revolutionized their entire culture around profitability.  (You get the 9:37 reference, Pulp Fiction fans?)

(For the record, I don’t think Mike has even SEEN Pulp Fiction.  He’s just The Wolf naturally.  And he promised me he’d watch the movie if I posted this.)

We even got on stage together, The Wolf and I, at PASS BA 2014 in San Jose to talk about the success of this project.

We then co-presented on a VERY different stage, last month, at the Secret Microsoft/PowerPivotPro Summit.

 

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The Wolf, at the Secret Summit, Saying Please.  Pretty Please.  With Sugar on Top.
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The Wolf Needs You

Buoyed by the success of the first project, KAMAN is now doubling down on Power Pivot and hiring a team…  ooh, let’s call it the Winston Wolf Pack.

The job is technically in Rochester NY, but for the right candidate, different locations will be considered.

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Aside…  Isn’t This Bad for Business?

I can hear the seasoned consultants out there “tsk tsk-ing” at us.  Why help one of our clients hire more skilled people – won’t that cut into the amount of paid work we can do for KAMAN?

My answer:  umm, maybe?  Thing is, Empowerment is the new style. It’s not our desire to become wrapped around our clients’ spinal cords like some sort of alien parasite.  We don’t want our clients to become dependent on us.  We want to assist them on their path to self-sufficiency.

So things like this are a major WIN in our eyes.  A feel-good moment AND a “no BS” validation that the sorts of things we do ACTUALLY WORK.

And even in a successful empowerment story, we’re still “on call” if you need us to train up new departments, unblock you when you get stuck, etc., so it’s not like we turn into a pumpkin.  But we’re stoked to do things like this.  Positively stoked.  And we don’t care whether “old-school” consulting firms disapprove.  Welcome to the New Style.

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Rob Collie

One of the founding engineers behind Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, and creator of the world’s first cloud Power Pivot service, Rob is one of the foremost authorities on self-service business intelligence and next-generation spreadsheet technology. 

This Post Has 7 Comments

    1. Rob, Awesome post. You have an extraordinary way of making this a real BLAST. Our journey with YOU (and PowerPivot) has been life altering. Our team has created remarkable tools that Solve Problems and continue to accelerate as they go internally viral. As promised, watched Pulp Fiction last night. Enough of this post stuff need to go solve a problem, Time is a factor, I think fast, I talk fast, I need you guys to act fast……Join the Problem Solving Team….Pretty please with sugar on top. The Wolf

  1. The “New Style” is the future..The clients are transforming from “Old School”. They are highly informed and the new marketing directives are to help and engage with your clients..Really glad that you are “New Styler”

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