I haven't written about the Microworkz days in a while but once again there is some moron on the web writing a bunch of crap about who I am or what iMagicLab is. I guess it goes without saying that when you put yourself out into the media or public eye you have to be prepared to take or shot or two. Those faithful readers of this BLOG know that I've taken more than my share over the past decade and my decisions as a young guy will color who I am forever. As I've written before: Don't judge a person by the way they fall, judge them by the way they get up.
I am actually very proud of the way I learned from my mistakes in life and maybe just for a moment I'd like to get on my soapbox and tell you about a few. Those that have read here for a long time maybe go on to the Obama post, it's much more fun :)
1. iMagicLab or iCarMagic is the exact opposite of Microworkz.com. At Microworkz we billed first for hardware, built the hardware and then tried to deliver. At iMagicLab we spent years building the product FIRST, making sure we could deliver BEFORE we were paid and now our reputation amoung our customers is impeccable. Run iMagicLab with the BBB, with the courts, with whatever forum you wish: A perfect record and a lesson clearly learned.
2. Our business model is pay as you go at iMagicLab and there is never a contract or commitment. Again the point is we promise what we deliver each and every day to our customers: Another lesson learned.
3. iMagicLab employs seasoned professionals across the organization and not the young agressive folks we had at Microworkz.com. Don't get me wrong, our Microworkz staff worked hard every day, but this time I chose people with a track record of success in every department: Do I have to say it again? Lesson learned.
You know, it hit me very hard back in 2000 when then Judge Overstreet said that bankruptcy was for honest debtors and I wasn't being honest. It was not only true (I hid my ex-wife's wedding ring from the court) but it was indicative of who I was at the time. Those words were the proverbial "rock bottom" for me and, like the story goes, there was only one direction I could go. Another lesson learned and it set the stage for the great success that is iMagicLab.
Now, we're not perfect here at iMagicLab and no software ever is. Over the past 5 years we've served tens of thousands of users every day, grown to be one of the largest CRM companies aimed at the automobile retailer and are certainly the technology leader in our field. Our customers are loyal, the team is fanatical and our products speak for themselves.
I got up from my failure and I'm proud to be standing tall... this is the last time I am going to write about the subject. Next? I'm thinking politics....