Last week, I posted a missive about a frustrating experience that I had with a “free, anti-virus software” being touted by a company called Comodo, whose Chairman, Eric Emanuel was a long time friend of mine. The ‘beta’ version, which had been promoted for several months, corrupted my hard drive. After exchanging flame mail throughout the day with Eric’s CEO and, Eric interceded, spanked us both, after which he and I had a spirited discussion i.e. his company’s marketing strategy…and how to leverage his special friends & family email list..
Two days ago, I received an email from Eric’s daughter informing those on his friends and family list that Eric, barely 60, had passed away the previous night. Eric Emanuel’s career extended more than 40 years, he was a visionary on Wall Street, an accomplished entertainment industry marketer and producer, a philanthropist, a mentor to rising stars, a dedicated father and loving husband. Eric’s magic wand touched hundreds of people, and those that he took into his circle were truly fortunate.