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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by demandclass, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. demandclass

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    Hi guys – I'm James. I used to be a reasonably big player in the Aussie domain market when I cofounded Pacific Octane, but I wanted to reintroduce myself here.

    The last 12 months have been a disaster for me – I lost my business (and a lot of money), my marriage; and a lot of credibility. I’ve been to hell and back. They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

    Most of the mistakes were my own; and I acknowledge that publicly. I was arrogant and stubborn in some instances and didn’t listen to smart people’s advice when I should have.

    I also put my trust in one particular individual here in Australia, and that turned out to be a very costly exercise (perhaps more about that later in another post).

    But I’m back, and starting again. As Henry Ford said: “Failure is the opportunity to start again more intelligently”.

    I have some good friends on this forum, and whilst I won’t name them publicly for fear of embarrassing them haha ;) they know who they are, and I thank them sincerely.

    Moving forward, I’m not seeking sympathy – I just want to rekindle old friendships; make some new friends on here and look for good opportunities in the domain industry. I also intend to play an active role in domainer activities and look forward to touching base with as many of you as possible.

    All the best,

    James
     
  2. Chris.C

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    Welcome back.

    :)
     
  3. demandclass

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    Hi Chris. Thank you. :)

    James
     
  4. Blue Wren

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    Hi James. :)
     
  5. demandclass

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    Hi Blue Wren... like your signature :)

    James
     
  6. DnEbook

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    Hi Ya James ........welcome back
     
  7. demandclass

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    Hi Rod. :) Thanks mate.

    James
     
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    Hi James - that's a nice humble post. Welcome back to the fold.

    I hope you get back on track quickly.

    Cheers, Ned
     
  9. demandclass

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    Hi Ned. Humility is a quite possibly a trait that was missing in action. Seems I have learned a lot over the last 12 months. Thanks for the welcome back and me too!

    James
     
  10. Mark

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    Welcome back James :)
     
  11. demandclass

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    Thanks Mark... appreciate it. :)

    James
     
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    Welcome back James. Although thanks to FB it's like you've never been gone anyway!
     
  13. demandclass

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    Hi mate and thanks for that. :)

    James
     
  14. chris

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    Hi James, welcome back :)
     
  15. demandclass

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    Hi Chris. Thank you mate and congrats on the purchase. I will try to add value.

    James
     
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    Welcome back James! keep on fighting!
     
  17. demandclass

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    Hi mate! Thank you and you bet. :)

    James
     
  18. James

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    Welcome back James, I am sure you will do well, nothings easy out their just have to work hard.

    Regards.
     
  19. demandclass

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    Thanks James. I look forward to catching up for one of your functions in Syd and catching up for lunch.

    Thanks mate.

    James
     
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    Welcome back mate.