Happy Birthday – MDE Enterprises, Inc.

Our company turns 11 today, , , Happy Birthday to MDE.

So much has happened in 11 years and my work has taken me to many places around the world I never would have thought I would visit in my lifetime, , , even a few places in the US.

Here are some of my favorite thoughts along this journey.

How great it felt when I received copies of my first book, IT Management-101.

Getting my first Internet order
I was sitting at my desk at 1:00am when I receive an email titled “Invoice”. I take a quick look and it is an order for What To Look For in a CIO, , , my very first order. It was all I could do to keep from shouting out a big HOORAY! It would be the first of thousands of online orders.

My first IT Manager Institute. Only three students but Edward Makwaia came all the way from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Africa.

Visiting Africa, , , not one trip but seven trips so far to South Africa, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

Class dinner in the world’s tallest building in Dubai, UAE.

Completing the IT Manager Institute Self Study and launching it from “the point” at our Camp Liberty

The amazing elephant herd and hippo family encounter in South Africa. See the entire sequence of events at https://itlever.com/2010/08/02/photos-from-my-south-africa-safari/

Taking Dorine with me to Aruba.

Amazing trips to Ljubljana, Slovenia, especially the trip with Dorine and our visit to Venice.

How much I like Canadians

Surprise birthday party in Lagos, Nigeria in 2009.

Taking Dan Tankersley to South Africa with me
Dan has been a great friend and has contributed quite a lot to where we are today. He never asked for anything back, so I took him to South Africa, , , twice. Makes a long journey much more fun when you have a friend to travel with and someone to go eat dinner with. Thanks Dan!

Discovering new friends all over the world
Because of my books and training programs I have been able to meet IT managers from all parts of the world. It has been amazing to be part of helping others achieve more success and being able to work with so many from different cultures and experiences.

These are just a few of the hundreds of great memories over the past eleven years, , , hoping the next eleven are just as much fun and rewarding.

11 responses to “Happy Birthday – MDE Enterprises, Inc.

  1. Hi Mike,

    Thank you very much for the prompt response and the help.

  2. Hi Mike

    I am looking for a change from my existing company, for the same i need to restructure my resume to make it more business oriented. Could you please share with me some sample resumes of CIO’s which i could use to restructure our existing resumes. Also could you please give me some pointers/guidelines which should be followed for making the resume business oriented.

  3. Congratulations Mike! I am a keen reader of your articles and words of wisdom. Hope that soon will be able to attend one of your courses when held in India.Here’s to many more years of growth. Please give my regards to Dorine and say hi to Eddie for me.

    • Thank you Bikram, , , I appreciate the nice comments and just told Dorine and Eddie, “Hi from India.” They are always amazed at some of the messages I receive and where they come from.

      I don’t have plans to deliver an IT Manager Institute in India, but will entertain the idea if I find a sponsor who can guarantee a class of 10 or more students.

      My next closest class is in Dubai, UAE probably in February.
      Best regards and thanks again.

  4. Congratulations Mike! Thank you for an increadible course. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t take a look at the tools or one of your books. Here’s to many more years. Please say hi to Dorine and Eddie for me.

    • Hey Kelly, , , thank you, , , much appreciated. I’ve been working on a big project for months and will be releasing it in my next IT Manager Institute in three weeks.
      Thanks again, , , your comments make it all worth while.
      Many successes to you.

  5. Congratulation Mike for all the good work you have contributed to the world. I should be congratulating everyone who has benefited from you knowledge, training and sharing. Mike you are truly one of the good guys who inspire others.

    • Thank you Linda. Your comments mean a lot, especially since you are one of the many people I have never met in person. Glad to hear you are receiving value and appreciate the work.
      Best of success.

  6. I’m happy to have been a part of that first IT Manager Institute in 2003. All of my training from Mike Sisco has helped me be successful and have a positive impact in my job. Thanks, Mike, and Happy Birthday to MDE!

    • Thanks Richard, , , you were a big part of getting it all started. I’ll be teaching my 46th IT Manager Institute in a few weeks, , , hard to believe.

      Thanks for trusting in me in the “early days” way back in 2003.

      Best of success and in making a difference.

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