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While talking about how to celebrate the 19th Anniversary on Gameops.com on a recent podcast my guest Cameron Hughes noted I should pick the best 19 content pieces on the site.  Great idea, Cam.

So in a serious of blogs I'll be sharing my favorite 19 content pieces on the site.  A lot of these are interviews, since I have been fortunate to speak with some real giants in the game operations and sports marketing world.  Learning from them and picking their brains has been one of the real highlights of creating the site.

Couple notes: 

  • I'm sure I missed something.  Lots of great content, but these jumped out at me.  
  • I didn't rank these,it was just the top 19 I saw when checking through the content. 

#1 - Paul Dickson Interview

On April 26th, 2012 I had the opportunity to interview author Paul Dickson about his new book Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick.

Paul Dickson is the author of more than 45 nonfiction books and hundreds of magazine articles.  He has written on a variety of subjects from ice cream to kite flying he concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball and 20th century history.

Mr. Dickson shared nearly 45 minutes, filled with insight, anecdotes and interesting facts about Bill Veeck and his impact on baseball, sports marketing and event marketing.

The book is a treasure of baseball history with three major topics, Veeck the marketer and showman, Veeck's profound influence on racial integration, and the influence of Veeck's military service on his life.

Speaking with authors is so interesting since they just have such a vast knowledge of the topic.  There are always lots of insights and annecdotes that don't make the book that can contextualize the story.  This book is just great and I highly recommend it for anyone working in sports marketing or gameops.  ...and I also recommend the interview.

# 2 Interview with Santa (Stewart Scott)

This is a transcript from one of my favorite interviews and a popular podcast episode.  It is from the Podcast - October 2016 episode.

After reading a book about a Mall Santa's experiences I connected the dots and realized his experiences built a template for a great mascot performer. The similarities are striking and our conversation is a fun one.

Again, I just enjoyed the conversation with Stuart so much, providing great backstories and more depth to the content of the book.

Check out the book here.

I hope you enjoy the conversation with these two authors as much as I did.

--cudo

 

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