By John Barth, Senior Accounts Manager
6 Lessons the Astros Teach Us About Emergency Response Excellence
“It’s about using all the information – quality information – that you can get your hands on and making decisions with that quality information that helps you gain an edge…” Jeff Luhnow
There is a bumper sticker we see here from time to time. It says, “I’m Not from Texas, But I Got Here As Fast As I Could!”
That’s my story. I moved to Houston in 1993. I was a new college graduate with no marketable skills and a performing arts degree. I was engaged to be married, broke and hungry. But, I had been an above average baseball player in high school and even played a season at the college level. So, when I opened the Houston Chronicle and saw an ad for a sales executive with the Astros, I jumped at the chance to apply. I passed the interview by answering baseball questions. I hadn’t successfully sold anything since my school’s magazine drive in the 2nd grade. But I got the job!