by Joel Saltzman
Over the last five years, I have transitioned away from selling cellular services to selling business internet connections, voIP cloud phone systems, SD WAN, Satellite Phones and Website development. After helping my clients build their businesses for years, I've decided to semi-retire and concentrate on building several of my own businesses.
As I have been extensively trained by the experts in Cyber Security Crime Prevention, Disaster Preparedness, Back-up connectivity solutions, and Unified Communications as Cloud Services, I'm certainly willing to still provide consultation and steer my long time clients in the right direction, gratis. I will no longer be activating or personally implementing services, but will obviously still share my knowledge and resources, which are quite vast after 30 years in the communications industry.
Most of you know, my passion has always been surfing. I was never good enough to be a professional surfer and I never had any special skills shaping boards. I've been fortunate enough to recently partner with several legends that were my childhood surfing heroes growing up. We've formed Corky Carroll's Blue Mango Surf, aka Blue Mango Surfboards. Corky and Mike Purpus have teamed up and specially designed their own models as well as a co-designed Legends of Surfing Signature model. I'm obviously responsible for web design, voIP business phone system, sales, marketing, social media, and my favorite... New product test pilot!
AARP aged folks will remember Corky's Miller Lite, Taste Great/Less Filling commercials with all the other professional athletes and Rodney Dangerfield. Younger kids may recognize his voice as that of "Grubby Grouper" in Sponge Bob Square Pants. Mike Purpus, aside from his famous bottom turn, 360, and cutback, was probably best known for his Playgirl Centerfold and putting life sized pictures of Raquel Welch on one board and a previous girlfriend on another... NAKED!
What we are doing is not just creating magic surfboards that will ride great. These boards are already collectors items before they ever even get wet or waxed as there will be a very limited number made. The Co-Design Legends of Surfing Signature model is numbered and autographed by both legends. We will also be putting Corky's signed and numbered paintings on the bottom of some of these boards. Corky and Mike's old surfboard models always get top dollar at the surfboard auctions and these boards are not likely to be made in large quantities, (hope I am wrong). Anyone looking for an investment should consider hanging one of these on the wall for a couple of decades and here is why...
Again, if you are a current client, or friend, and need some wireless or IT advice, I'm happy to give it gratis. It's been fun working with all my wireless clients over the years and I wish you all the best. It's kind of funny. For the first time in my life, I no longer have that guilty feeling now when I go surfing because I should be working. Guess it's time for some Ocean Therapy. If you're curious here is our site... https://www.bluemangosurf.com/
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.