Blog it Forward – Kevin Beach
My colleague Mark Marcus, asked me to join his “Blog it Forward” challenge. I think it is a great way to learn the blogging process on SCN.
Here are the questions he asked me to answers:
1. What was your dream job as a kid?
I wanted to be a professional basketball player. I would watch highlight reels of the 92 Olympic “Dream Team” on repeat and then go out to the driveway and attempt to emulate the best in the world. Unfortunately, my (lack of) height + skills never elevated me past local basketball. However, the skills to be a “savvy” basketball player such as communication, determination and team work carryover well in the adult world.
2. What is your favorite place in the world?
Davidson, North Carolina is my favorite place in the world. Although, I’ve travelled to over 30 countries and 45 states there is still no place like home. I grew up in the small southern town of 10,000 people, and it is always great to go back and see family and old friends.
Davidson has also been home to some pretty great college basketball players. Davidson’s 2008 March Madness run to the Elite Eight led by Steph Curry put Davidson on the national radar.
3. What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?
A group project that would help SAP in the journey to becoming the Cloud Company. This project was assigned as a capstone during my time in SAP’s Graduate Academy a couple of years ago. Working alongside colleagues Matt Spohn @Rachel_diamond and John Hovsepian we created a proposal for a “One Deal, One Tool”, that would give Account Executives one tool to use during the deal cycle. We got the opportunity to present the proposal to executives, and parts of the proposal eventually ended up in a revamped quote tool.