We'd first like to acknowledge our colleagues at RAIN Group and RainToday.com who kept the train running while we took the time to write this book: Bob Croston, Erica Stritch, Mary Flaherty, Mark Fortune, Deniz Olcay, Craig Simons, Jon Carlson, Beth McCluskey, Michelle Davidson, Cynthia Ironson, Steve Elefson, Andrew Doerr, and Ago Cluytens, all of whom work with hustle, passion, and intensity (HPI). We'd also like to thank Michael Sheehan, Michael May, Edmond Russ, Paul Dunay, and Kevin McMurdo, who generously gave their time to lend their thoughts and experiences to the content of the book. And at Hinge, we would like to thank Aaron Taylor, who contributed his ideas, editorial eye, and time to this new edition. We would also like to acknowledge the efforts of Candace Frederiksen, Alex Marigodova, Brian Lemen, and Kristin Claeys, whose talents and efforts have made this an even better book.
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We'd like to thank leading bloggers, thinkers, and writers who, over the past several years, have influenced our thoughts about marketing, sales, and business, including the following bloggers: