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The Red Thread - My Fortunate Life In Telecommunications

May 4, 2014

Official Event Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

H. Brian Thompson, Executive Chairman of GTT And Author of “The Red Thread” To Speak At The  HUB’s Legends Series Event.

April 30, 2014 – The HUB (formerly known as the TelecomHUB,) a DC metro-based networking organization announced today that H. Brian Thompson, Executive Chairman of GTT and veteran senior executive of the telecommunications industry is the featured guest speaker for The HUB’s Industry Legends Series entitled H. Brian Thompson – Mentors, Mistakes and Millions.

Register at TheHubConnects.org

  • Date: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
  • Time: Registration: 5:00 PM; Reception & Program: 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Location: UberOffices, 1751 Pinnacle Drive, Ste. 600,  McLean VA
  • Registration Fees: HUB Members: $35; Non-Members: $85

HUB members, sponsors, friends and the public are invited for a rare opportunity to learn from telecommunication and technology legend H. Brian Thompson.  He will share stories and insights from his recently published manuscript entitled The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications.”

Technology communications professionals are encouraged to join The HUB’s community of members and receive significant incentives including a free, signed copy of The Red Thread!  Become a member and register at www.thehubconnects.org.

The Red Thread is H. Brian’s real-world journey documenting the ever-changing telecommunications industry through his own red thread analogy. During H. Brian’s talk he’ll describe the intertwined character traits, behavior patterns and decisions that he believes have run through his career and led to his many successes and also defined some of his failures.

“No person is successful on his or her own,” says H. Brian Thompson. “This talk and my memoir are also the story of the many people in my life who taught, mentored and supported me and helped shape my career and my future endeavors.”

H. Brian Thompson and The Red Thread has earned the endorsements of many industry note worthies including:

 Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer: “Read this book. Learn from Brian’s experience at less personal cost than he has paid. His candor and insights are reflected in the colorful fabric of his remarkable career.”

Richard E. Cavanagh, Former CEO, the Conference Board Inc.; Former Executive Dean, Harvard Kennedy School: “H. Brian Thompson, a pioneer of the market based telecomm revolution, shares new insights and enduring wisdom about succeeding in business and in life. A must read for aspiring 
entrepreneurs by a world class leader.”

About The HUB:

The HUB (formerly known as the TelecomHUB) is a DC metro-based networking organization that inspires ideas by connecting leaders in the technology communications industry for business development, innovation and insights. The HUB’s network of technology and telecom professionals creates the industry’s best and brightest mix of businesses, ideas and people. www.thehubconnects.org

About H. Brian Thompson

H. Brian Thompson is Executive Chairman of GTT, a global Tier 1 IP network with the most interconnected Ethernet service platform around the world, providing highly reliable, scalable and secure cloud network services. As a veteran senior executive of the telecommunications industry, Thompson has been instrumental in impacting the rise of competitive telecommunications both in the U.S. and abroad.

About the Book

The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications (Cosey Point Press; Paperback, $12.64; Kindle, $9.99; August 2, 2013) is available on Amazon. The memoir pays tribute to his family and their pivotal role that made him the leader he is today. As you read, Brian will share his story, his wisdom and his memories from his time as a young boy and his journey to becoming one of the world’s most successful and respected telecommunications leaders in U.S. history.

H. Brian Thompson’s book, “The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications.” is available on Amazon today.

Business schools, organization and corporations, invite H. Brian Thompson to speak at your next corporate event! Contact Brian’s press and media contact below:

Press and Media Contact:

Trish Hunter | GTT
Assistant to H. Brian Thompson, Executive Chairman
Tel: 703-917-0606 | Email: trish@utinc.net

HUB Contact:

Jody Toser
Executive Director | The HUB
M: 703-407-4229 | O 703-242-9787 | Email: jody@thehubconnects.org

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November 2, 2013

Official Book Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Official Book Release for H. Brian Thompson’s “The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications.”

 The Red Thread is a remarkable memoir from one of the most successful, solid and forthright telecommunications leaders in the world. H. Brian Thompson’s memoir chronicles his rise to the top from a chemical engineering student and U.S. Navy bomb-disposing diver to the top ranks of today’s well-known telecommunications brands.

 “The Red Thread is more than a business memoir; this is Brian’s real-world journey documenting the ever-changing telecommunications industry through his own red thread analogy. “The Red Thread describes the intertwined character traits, behavior patterns and decisions that he believes have run through his career and led to his many successes and also defined some of his failures.

The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications,” available on Amazon, is a memoir for business leaders, MBA students and others to see, understand and learn from Brian’s journey as they set their own course in life and business. “Read this book,” exclaims Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer. “Learn from Brian’s experience at less personal cost than he has paid. His candor and insights are reflected in the colorful fabric of his remarkable career.”

“No person is successful on his or her own,” says H. Brian Thompson. “This memoir is also the story of the many people in my life who taught, mentored and supported me and helped shape my career and my future endeavors.”

About the Author

H. Brian Thompson is Executive Chairman of GTT, a global Tier 1 IP network with the most interconnected Ethernet service platform around the world, providing highly reliable, scalable and secure cloud network services. As a veteran senior executive of the telecommunications industry, Thompson has been instrumental in impacting the rise of competitive telecommunications both in the U.S. and abroad.  Learn more…

About the Book

The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications (Cosey Point Press; Paperback, $12.64; Kindle, $9.99; August 2, 2013) is available on Amazon. The memoir pays tribute to his family and their pivotal role that made him the leader he is today. As you read, Brian will share his story, his wisdom and his memories from his time as a young boy and his journey to becoming one of the world’s most successful and respected telecommunications leaders in U.S. history.

H. Brian Thompson’s book, “The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications,” is available on Amazon today.

Business schools and corporations, invite H. Brian Thompson to speak at your next corporate event! Contact Brian’s press and media contact below:

Press and Media Contact:

Trish Hunter | GTT
Assistant to H. Brian Thompson, Executive Chairman
Tel: 703-917-0606 | Email: trish@utinc.net

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October 11, 2013

Official Website Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The launch of “The-Red-Thread-Book.com” Showcases H. Brian Thompson’s Memoir “The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications”

Business leaders, students, family and friends will be entertained, informed and get a sneak peek into H. Brian Thompson’s newly released memoir purposefully titled “The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications.”

On the newly launched website and in his book, Brian credits his success to the many strands of “red thread” retrospect that began as a young boy selling newspapers to junk dealers in the 1940s, lessons learned serving our country in the U.S. Navy as a bomb-disposing diver, and many interesting stories in between that earned Brian the trust and respect of top executives and board members for many of the world’s well known telecommunications brands. Equally, if not more important, is the website’s tribute to his family’s Irish heritage, his mother and father’s impact on his life and the love and support from his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters, friends and the long list of colleagues and companies that taught, mentored and continue to support him on this exciting journey.

 For telecommunications professionals and executives “The Red Thread” is more than a business memoir; this is Brian’s real-world journey documenting the ever-changing telecommunications industry through his own “red thread” analogy. The book can be a guide to discovering the character traits, behavior patterns and decisions that he believes impacted and influenced his career and led to his many successes and also defined some of his failures.

“The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications” is also a memoir for business leaders at all levels, MBA students and others to read, understand and learn from Brian’s journey as they set their own course in life and business. The website also features endorsements from extraordinary people Brian has worked with, learned from and influenced.

 “Read this book,” exclaims Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and Internet Pioneer.  “Learn from Brian’s experience at less personal cost than he has paid. His candor and insights are reflected in the colorful fabric of his remarkable career.”

 “Brian’s leadership and mentoring became a life changing experience for me post my ABA/NBA career. I definitely learned from him what I missed by not attending graduate school,” stated Julius Erving, retired NBA and ABA player and former LCI board member. “Additionally, I gained a friend and golfing buddy for life. What a blessing.”

 The www.the-red-thread-book.com website previews an incredible life-long story that is a prequel to what’s to come from H. Brian Thompson and the lessons you can learn from his memoir.

About the Author

H. Brian Thompson is Executive Chairman of GTT, a global Tier 1 IP network with the most interconnected Ethernet service platform around the world, providing highly reliable, scalable and secure cloud network services.   As a veteran senior executive of the telecommunications industry, Thompson has been instrumental in impacting the rise of competitive telecommunications both in the U.S. and abroad.  Learn more…

About the Book

“The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications” (Cosey Point Press; Paperback, $12.64; August 2, 2013; Kindle, $9.99) is available on Amazon. The memoir pays tribute to his family and their pivotal role that made him the international leader he is today. As you read, Brian will share his story, his wisdom and his memories from his time as a young boy through his remarkable journey to becoming one of the world’s most successful and respected telecommunications leaders in U.S. history.

H. Brian Thompson’s book, “The Red Thread – My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications,” is available now on Amazon.com.

Business schools and corporations, invite H. Brian Thompson to speak at your next corporate event! Contact Brian’s press and media contact below:

Press and Media Contact:

Trish Hunter | GTT
Assistant to H. Brian Thompson, Executive Chairman
Tel: 703-917-0606 | Email: trish@utinc.net

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