Why I Created This Blog – The Back story To SAP and the Yankees
Now I know I am a huge tech fan and with all the new gadgets and games like Pokemon GO its hard not to be. Even though I love the modern world and all that it offers I am still a bit of an old school guy when it comes to what I truly value and appreciate. Sure all the latest and greatest is nice but I am still a guy who likes holding a real book rather then reading one on kindle. Or one who can enjoy watching an old VHS movie that may not have been released on DVD or Blu-Ray. This is love of the past is really what has attracted to me to such things as the Yankees and SAP. There is so much history between the three its just a perfect synergy of all things interesting. Let’s take a quick look at the history of all three topics to get a feel for why this blog means so much to me.
SAP Business Software – A Brief History
Originally founded in 1970 as Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung (“System Analysis and Program Development”), SAP has a long history of great achievements. After its first first commercial product launch in 1973 the company has never looked back and is now in the top 5 in the world in terms of revenue by independent software provider. With this much growth one can only imagine all the great lessons and stories that have come about and this blog hopes to capture and articulate many of those as they relate to current life in New York.
New York Yankees – A Brief History
Based in the New York City borough of the Bronx (where I call home!) the Yankees began play in the 1901 baseball season as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the current day team). Since that day the Yankees have gone on to become one of the greatest sports franchises to ever exist on earth amassing 18 division titles, 40 AL pennants, and 27 World Series championships, making them one of the most decorated sports teams of all time and that the world has ever seen. From the Highlanders years (1903–1912), to the Years at the Polo Grounds (1913–1922), to the Ruth, Gehrig, and Murderer’s Row (1923–1935), to Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio (1936–1951), to Stengel’s squad in the 1950s (1951–1959), to Mantle and Maris (1960–1964) and the list literally goes on and on. If those alone are not reasons to start a blog then I do not know what is.
As you can see I am a huge Yankee and tech fan and I hope to combine the together to bring some great stories, lessons and insights to the table. Its going to be a fun ride looking at the post in hopes of improving our future.