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Interview with Jerry

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by The Sandman, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    We've just published our Interview with Jerry Hutchings. It's a great read for anyone who wants to find out more about the man who turned import/export scripts into an art form. You'll find that there's much more to Jerry than ImpEx, so make sure you're in a comfy chair and have your beverage of choice at hand before you start. :D
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Very good interview. Thanks Howard and Jeremy (bka Jerry).
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  3. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Indeed. It was a very interesting reading :)
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  4. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    That was a good read.
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  5. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Is Jerry the ImpEx vBulletin guy? :O
    Don't know him :(
  6. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    "I've seen quite a few developers I respect go the Mac route ... I'm still resisting the shininess ... though I *might* get a little macbook pro and a docking station, if nothing else but to learn my way around another OS (with a decent mouse). Learning something different is always good."

    That's exactly how I started using Mac :)

    Good interview, and that included video about management is awesome, they should show that to the IB team instead of another Powerpoint presentation on how to maximize profit.
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  7. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Although I had never heard of ImpEx I have enjoyed reading that article! He seems like a very thoughtful and intelligent guy!
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  8. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    I was yes, though no longer. I am a hired gun now till I find the next troop I want to join forces with.

    Thanks :)
  9. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Wow, he went to Bournemouth University :D
  10. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ah yes, the "fresh" imports. For some reason people are inclined to import from vB to vB in order to clean out addons and perceived cruft in the database. The mentality seems similar to Windows users who like to reinstall their OS occasionally.

    Generally vB to vB imports should only be used to merge two populated forums. Imports have certain side effects which makes them not good for "cleaning" purposes. Most notably, all old bookmarks and search engine links are broken by the import. It is possible to redirect traffic with some extra effort, but that is usually not what these people have in mind.
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  11. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Not being a vber I didn't know who the heck Jerry was, but very interesting interview though I would tend to disagree on the marketing thing ... no I'm not a marketer though as the adage goes "everyone is a salesperson".

    Thanks Sandman!
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  12. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    If the powers that be knew enough to show the video we wouldn't be having this discussion. ;)
    Never heard of ImpEx? :eek:

    Jerry is indeed very thoughtful and intelligent, and I'm sure I only scratched the surface with my questions.

    Thanks Jerry! :D
  13. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    Truth by constant assertion by sales people possibly ;)

    Though I do (obviously) accept that people influence each other, be that intentionally or not, through behaviour, presence or outcome of acts. Which within themselves can be directed or not (i.e. to get a desired outcome, be that sales). i.e. snake oil guy in a suit telling you to buy something vs hearing the Dalai Lama speak and feeling good and behaving in a more health manner vs seeing an act of kindness from a strange who is unaware you are watching and then you do someone else a good favour.

    In all three there is cause and effect, though (in my view) different aspects of honesty or desired outcome, from manipulative though directed and intentional to unknown yet positive.

    What I was thinking in the interview is that I see a lot of marketing (near all) in the first example and would prefer it to be in the second (i.e. just hearing the good, opposed to the cover up) or even the third, being observing something for what it is (seeing the software in action, or reading 3rd party reviews).
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  14. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Jerry, where were you living whilst you were in Bournemouth?
  15. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    As a student I moved about, though between Boscombe and Westbourne.
  16. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Those times have changed. A lot. Boscombe is now a druggy-infused area :/
  17. CFodder

    CFodder Well-Known Member

    Nice interview, reading through it one of the things that came through, to me anyways, about Jerry was integrity.
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  18. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I was there just a couple of weeks ago. Boscombe is the same now as it ever was.
  19. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    Meeting with one of the old connections ............ nod nod wink wink say no more ........
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  20. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Did it always have a bad reputation? My parents used to live there, before moving to Canford Cliffs.

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