About Me

Thank you for visiting Meet John Song.  My passion is around finding simple trends and telling stories. I’ve been involved in six start-ups over the last two decades, four of which resulted in some liquidity event and two of which closed their businesses.

This blog only represents my perspective on life and business. It does NOT necessarily represent the views of any organization that I am associated with.

I hope that you engage with me here.




  • SDL (Global customer experience management) CEO Social Intelligence at SDL International (acquired Alterian)
  • Alterian (Marketing Platform), VP, Social Strategy & Insights (acquired Lift9/Intrepid)
  • Lift9 (Social media analytics), Founder & CEO
  • Ascentium (Interactive Agency), Managing Partner (acquired Zerodash1)
  • ZeroDash1 (Web analytics & optimization consultancy, Founder & CEO
  • ProAuto Seattle, Founder & President
  • Noetix (BI Software), Managing Director for EMEA & shareholder
  • ePods (Internet experience on a tablet), President & COO
  • ARIS (IT consultancy on NASDAQ, sold to Ciber), Senior Vice President, co-founder

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9 Comments on “About Me”

  1. Kendall
    October 25, 2008 at 6:37 pm #

    Hey, that picture looks like you were riding in those little taxis in Phuket Island!

  2. Zuegerman
    November 7, 2008 at 8:26 pm #

    Big John son, whut up. You should ahve told me back in college you were going to change the damn world. Perhaps you did, but at the time we were eating 12 hr old pizza and a bit hung over.
    On a serious note, buddy I am so proud of you. Keep it up.

  3. Brandon
    November 12, 2008 at 2:14 am #

    John — quite the blogger you are these days. Looks like you’re spending a bit of time dedicating yourself to this. Hope you don’t burn out.

    Nice work though…like the idea a lot. Like you, I like “people stories.” Everyone has something to really add to this world & honestly without each and every one of them, this world would be different, right? Or maybe not…

    Well, I’d like to believe it would. It would really suck to die and then nobody ever to really know that you lived. You’re actually helping these people profiled to definitely have some mark about their life at least online, if they haven’t already done it elsewhere. Nice…

  4. stevenhume
    March 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    Hi John,

    I believe you went to TBS with my brother many many years ago. Nice to see you have done well!

    Steven Hume

  5. James
    August 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    HI, had a good look through your blog, theres a lot of posts that I like. Any chance you could get in touch with me via email, thanks

  6. Hyun Ju
    December 31, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    Dear John Song,

    It is so lucky for me to find this blog! I am Hyun Ju, a PhD student who is researching knowledge transfer between innovating start-up and incumbents. I am studying the cases of partnership between Noetix and Oracle, and Aris and SAP. I definitely need to listen to your opinion on the knowledge communication from the perspective of innovating firms. Could I have a chance to send you a detail email and get some comments from you? It would be invaluable inputs to my research.

    I hope you could see this message.
    Thank you in advance and happy New Year!

    Hyun Ju

  7. Patsy McGovern
    May 24, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    Hi John, this is Patsy McGovern. I just read your blog about Pat from April 2010. It would be great if you could contact me: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/patsymcgovern

  8. chairul daniel halim
    July 29, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    are you ever to be evangelist to china?

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