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Hooroo: It’s Australian For Goodbye

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 1:36pm
Luke Simpson, Editor

Luke Simpson, EditorAfter a short but sweet two years in the role of editor at Continuity Insights I’ve decided to resign from my position in order to pursue new challenges. Working in this role has been incredibly rewarding, but when life presents opportunities we are forced to make these tough decisions.

A lot has changed during my tenure: We’ve transitioned from what was primarily a print publication to a fully blown digital property, including the launch of our weekly CI Bulletin newsletter and new website.

Also, we’ve expanded our conference offerings with a regional event in New York City and, in June, will launch a similar regional event in Chicago. Combined with our flagship event, the Continuity Insights Management Conference, to be held in San Diego on April 22-24, our widely acclaimed conference content is now more accessible than ever for the professionals we serve -- you!

I’ve personally worked hard to develop our suite of social media outlets in order to deliver editorial content and interact with readers in new ways. The result of all these changes is we are now more connected to you than ever.

At the secondary school I attended back home in Melbourne the headmaster used to always say something like, “Give in to the Ivanhoe Grammar School way of life.”

In hindsight, it was a pretty creepy thing to say. But what he meant was the staff had created a community designed to nurture us and help us along in our education, and it was easy to take advantage of the benefits offered to members of this community.

I hope that you see Continuity Insights as a similar type of community -- one that is designed to nurture and help you along your career path. I also hope that this community is easily accessible to you, whether it’s attending the conferences, contributing articles or simply commenting in our LinkedIn group.

I’m one of those people that feels incredibly guilty when they resign -- I hate leaving people in the lurch. However, I find considerable comfort in the fact that CI’s heart and soul, Bob Nakao, and our incredibly dedicated editorial board are here to carry on the great work that’s being done. We also have an awesome support team here at ABM (CI’s parent company) -- I’m sure some of you have met Alyssa and Maureen at our conferences -- who work hard behind the scenes to make things run smoothly.

I’m incredibly proud of the things we’ve achieved and I have no doubt that CI will continue to grow and prosper. I’ve made a lot of friends along the way -- too many to mention, but thank you all for the support, hard work and laughs over the past two years.

Keep your eye out for the incredible new design on the CI Bulletin newsletter, to be launched in mid March. If you aren’t currently a subscriber you can sign up free here: www.ContinuityInsights.com/subscribe.

Most importantly: good luck with the work that you do to keep us all in business.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop me a line at luke.simpson@advantagemedia.com.

As they say in Australia, Hooroo (goodbye).

Luke  

 

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