Saying goodbye to the best job in the world

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I love ActiveRain and am overwhelmed with bittersweet feelings as I write this post.  ActiveRain's core mission means so much to me.  The Community, this amazingly rare group of people have far surpassed any vision I could ever dream.  I have experienced true emotion from every part of the spectrum throughout my tenure and it's all with thanks to you.  It is not an overstatement when I say this was the best job in the world.

However, the core of who I am is a startup entrepreneur and it's my passion and purpose to create new companies with the hopes of changing the world for the better. 

With this purpose in mind, today I am announcing that I am moving out of my leadership role with ActiveRain and will be focusing on my new start-up DailyTicket.  I will continue to be an ActiveRain champion, evangelist, advisor and significant shareholder.

 

ActiveRain is a thriving community of like minded real estate professionals and a learning organization that has blessed the entire real estate industry. My initial vision for this community has been realized and it is now time for me to hand over leadership to someone with the expectation that they will continue to shepherd and uphold the values that are the foundation of our community and become the champion for a greater vision for what ActiveRain can become. The CEO selected to lead ActiveRain through this next phase is Nikesh (Niki) Parekh; he has a long history of scaling fast growing technology start-ups and worked with ActiveRain as a consultant in 2008 and earlier this year. 

 

I will continue to work with Niki as he learns about the culture of our community, and I plan to continue to share with everyone about my experiences and challenges associated with launching a new business.

 

Being a part of this community since the beginning has been an experience of a lifetime. I wish to thank everyone who has supported the mission and the vision of ActiveRain. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams

Jon, chekcing in now to see how it is going and never quit! Warm Regards from Ann Arbor, MI

December 26, 2011 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Los Angeles / Valley Homes
Mannis Real Estate Group

Best of luck to you, Jon with your new start up!

I am sure you will make whatever you do as successful as AR!

Bless and bliss!

:))

 

April 24, 2012 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Bill Jones
Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos
Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones"
It's been a year now, hope your entrepreneurial endeavors are going well Bill
April 29, 2012 09:20 AM
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Laura Murray
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Weichert

Don't know why I am just now seeing this post.  But I assume that your message means that Activerain has grown so much that it is in a different business phase.

July 02, 2012 09:20 PM
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Mike Young
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To everything in it's own time. Daily Ticket sounds like a noble task, and we all know you will do well at it.

July 22, 2012 03:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Hillary Sheperd
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon

Joh...wish ya' luck as well and am a happy Rainmaker camper too, from the outside.  Welcome to this fresh hell of small biz ownership and startup capital headaches.  If you run into non line-of credit funding for yours, let me know.  Tried to jump to your link, but no go today...put me on your list and super good luck!

August 01, 2012 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West

Good luck!

August 11, 2012 07:28 AM
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Laura Murray
Search Montgomery Co., MD for homes www.MDRealEstateOnline.com
Weichert

Hope life post Activerain is going well.  Drop by and give us an update on how things are going and how Activerain helped prepare you for your new challenge.

August 12, 2012 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob Jakowinicz
734-578-6561 - Michigan Real Estate Agent
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz

Hope things are going well! When you have time, we'd like to hear how your doing!

September 05, 2012 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West

Jon, congrats on your career at ActiveRain and good luck with your next venture.

November 01, 2012 06:50 PM
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Cooper Jacobs
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Wonderful to know that another 'great idea' is being developed by an extremely talented person. Thank you Jon!

November 18, 2012 02:15 PM
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Rich Jacobson
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Thinking of you, Jon. Hope you're doing well. Have a very Merry Christmas!....

December 08, 2012 11:54 PM
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Bob Ratliff
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RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR®
Jon, first of all thank you for helping develope ActiveRain for our success in our many industry's. I don't personally know you but I wish you much success and hope to continue to follow you on activerain in the future. Niki has big shoes to fill, we wish you both happiness and blessing. Congratulations Good Stuff and best wishes Bob
December 09, 2012 03:21 AM
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Lauren Selinsky Perez
REO -CEO - CDPE - SHORT SALES - Woman Owned
CA Coastal Estates- Monarch Bay Real Estate DP

What an inspiration. Best wishes!

December 12, 2012 11:46 PM
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Brad Andersohn
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Sure miss having you around Jon, but I'm truly grateful and treasure the memories. :)

Happy New Year Bro~

January 09, 2013 08:06 AM
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Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Luxury Homes in Top Silicon Valley Schools-San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga & Palo Alto
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Thank you for sharing your heartfelt comments about this journey.
January 17, 2013 12:01 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida

Good luck and best wishes.  I had a horrible customer today so I'm more than a little jealous.

January 25, 2013 02:09 PM
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Chad & Sandy Neumann
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How's the business venture going??

Just saw your 'good-bye' post today

(and realized that was last year)

but would love to hear an update!!

 

I'm a sucker for entrepreneurial success stories...

March 15, 2013 05:30 PM
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Cindy Crutcher
Real Estate Broker - Exit Realty Crutcher Lawrenceburg KY
Lawrenceburg KY Foreclosures & Government Owned Properties

Best of luck on your new ventures!  You will do great what every you do!  Thanks for your contributions to Active Rain!

August 03, 2013 04:44 PM
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Larry Johnston
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Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Hi Jon, I don't know you very well, since I started AR in 2009, but I have heard of all the great things you have done, and will continue to due in your absense.  Thank you

August 31, 2013 07:29 PM
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