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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