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The Story of Ray Markman – Part 8

John Jonelis

Ray Markman

“A turnaround guy uses the same skillset as an entrepreneur.” – Loop Lonagan

Friday, 4:00 pm

All alone at the office. The hour of the big duel getting near. I’m frantically digging through my cardboard box of files and memorabilia on Ray Markman and find this:

Ray has it good in his dream job at Leo Burnett, but he leaves for a new role at McCann Erickson.

Why does he do a thing like that? Sure, it’s one of top five agencies but he always wanted to work for Leo Burnett. Why does he leave his dream job? Continue reading


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