In today's competitive business landscape, companies are constantly searching for that unique edge to differentiate themselves from the rest. While many strategies can lead to short-term gains, there's one tried and true approach that stands the test of time: being an authentic, customer-focused company. But what does that truly mean, and how can businesses achieve this?
Coho, my almost 2 year old hyper, sweet, sniffy, and energetic silver labrador is a rockstar when it comes to playing with, and testing toys. He takes some apart and removes their squeakers by performing what I call squeakerectomies. In today's ever-evolving and crowded and “ruff” world of marketing, companies are constantly searching for new and creative ways to capture the attention of their target audience. One company that has knocked the dog ball out of the park in my opinion is BarkBox, a subscription service for dog products.
Some may have heard, but after 25 years at Autodesk, my current role was eliminated this week. I’m considering open internal roles at Autodesk or venturing back into the outside world. Still processing it all and disappointed, but it is forcing functions like this that always make for the best opportunties and growth. I only planned to be at Autodesk 2-3 years and then go back to the design world so it has been a bonus 22 years and amazing friends from customers, partners, industry, and colleagues.
Most Autodesk employees and offices will be closed starting Monday starting, December 19th, for our annual Week of Rest for the holidays. This break is actually longer than a week, but it allows our employees to spend time with their family, friends, and rest. We then come back after the New Year refreshed and ready to make an amazing 2023 for our customers.
This Between the Lines Blog is turning 21 years young today! This blog started in 2003 as an experiment, became very popular with thousands of unique page views a day 4389 posts 5389 comments, and over 20 million viewers. I have continually been blogging since launching even when on vacation, sick, sabbatical, or in the Amazon jungle. Thank you to everyone for reading and contributing to this blog over the years. If there is something I can do to improve or make your experience more entertaining, educational, or perhaps and Autodesk topic related guest blog post, please let me know with an email. August 21, 2003 Getting the feel for this Blog. My silver labrador pup named Coho also coincidently turns 1 years old today, at a bouncing playful 99 pounds. Thank you and I hope to see you in a month in New Orleans and Autodesk University 2022. #AU2022 Shaan's AU 2022 Events Notification List Autodesk Community Conversations at Autodesk University 2022 in Person and Online Autodesk University 2022 Free Digital Passes