It was with great sadness that I learned of the recent passing of Jonathan Farrington, the creator of JF initiatives, editor of Top Sales World magazine, and, most importantly, a friend to the industry and to me.
Jonathan was a fearless and inspiring leader in the sales world, with an unwithering love of the profession, always pushing to learn and teach. He was a creator, an innovator, a crusader, and a gentleman.
In honor of his life and out of respect for his passing, I’d like to share six things I admired in Jonathan.
Until the memorial service last week, it felt unreal. I was almost expecting an email to come in to schedule a Skype call. But when they played Both Sides Now, I realized that Jonathan has moved on and we will not have any more Skype calls, which makes me very sad.
It is with a heavy heart that I wish Jonathan’s family and friends well as we all grieve this great loss. His departure is a loss to the industry but of course even more a loss to those who were close to him. May his memory be always a source of joy and comfort. He was a great man.
George is the founder & CEO of Membrain, the Sales Enablement CRM that makes it easy to execute your sales strategy. A life-long entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the software space and a passion for sales and marketing. With the life motto "Don't settle for mainstream", he is always looking for new ways to achieve improved business results using innovative software, skills, and processes. George is also the author of the book Stop Killing Deals and the host of the Stop Killing Deals webinar and podcast series.
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