I’m the 16th great-grandson of Geoffrey Chaucer. (Maybe.)
Over a Christmas holiday while playing at genealogy I also found that it’s likely all of us Edwards decedents can trace our heritage back to a bastard son of Henry VIII.Most charts of family lineage take a circuitous route to find remotely related noteworthy and notorious kin. But I was pleased to discover a straight line linking me to the father of English literature.
While some might claim to be “of royal blood.” I however think it more likely that I’ve only proved that my detractors were right all along, and that I am an S.O.B.
My CV might look like this:
Former CEO, CMO, serial entrepreneur, market strategist, and suburban cowboy
Team builder–recruiting and developing the best talent.
OEM sales from $1.25-million to more than $100-million in royalties. Team lead for human-interface & marketing of apps on millions of handsets. Speaker / panelist at CES, CTIA, ComicCon, SXSW, and other events. And before all that…
There’s a decade+ of theater, NYU hobnobbing with now famous film school buddies, then marketing anything that pays as the brilliant but self-loathing adman, a decade as the ponytailed creative guy (the hair was a personal branding affectation), and of course advocating technology hardware, software, services for servers, desktops, and those millions of mobile apps.
BTW Douglas |ˈdʌgləs| is also the name of the capital of the Isle of Man; pop. 27,200