Welcoming Bob McGough to MorganLinton.com

As many of you know my life has changed a lot over the last two years. The biggest change without a doubt was leaving my domain business and putting my full time focus on Fashion Metric, the startup founded by Daina and myself. It has been an incredible journey and one that I find consumes just about every waking minute of my time, which means I have a lot less time to blog.

I love writing and you can still expect to see fresh new posts from me but my blog has been around for almost eight years and my readers are used to reading new content every day. Also since my day-to-day life is no longer in the domain space, most of the topics that I want to write about have to do with things I’m dealing with in my life right now like hiring and building a team, working with investors, growing a SaaS business and the Austin startup scene.

Still my roots are in the domain industry and you can expect to see posts about domains from me, but I know for a fact my readers want more. So I’ve decided to expand the writing team, and since this is MorganLinton.com, I am being incredibly picky to make sure the content remains engaging and unique.

So with that I am incredibly excited to introduce you to the newest addition to the writing team, Bob McGough. I met Bob some time ago and he has been the editor for the last two editions of my book, The Domain Investing Handbook. Here’s a bit more about Bob:


With seven years of domain investments under his belt, he still considers himself a rank amateur with much to learn. He edited Morgan’s Domain Investing Handbook, a book that kick-started his domain investing with a wealth of industry data and the benefit of Morgan’s experience.

Bob was an early employee of Adobe. He managed Adobe’s major accounts, the Unix PostScript product, gave corporate presentations and produced Adobe’s videos. Bob has managed the development of software, information, learning or certifications for over 150 products; this includes all of the entry- to professional-level career certifications at Cisco. While at Cisco, he also won a Webby award for excellence in corporate video production.

Earlier in his career, Bob worked on the flight-test engineering for the Boeing 757 and 767 airplanes, configured a 28-site documentation system for the NASA Space Station and was Marketing Director for the company that supplied the US FBI with their $500 million AFIS (fingerprint) system. But what Bob has enjoyed most is working with companies to help move their ideas from concept to product.

Whenever time permits, Bob plays piano and travels toward the sun. Lately he’s made several trips to SE Asia, where he commissions and collects works of art.

Please join me in welcoming Bob to the team and lookout for his first post!

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  • Donna Mahony February 25, 2015, 7:31 am

    Nice to meet you Bob!

  • Domain Resources February 25, 2015, 10:01 am

    Welcome Bob! I look forward to reading your posts.

    I’m reading Morgan’s book right now and it’s an eye-opener for me.

    I’d love to see a post on what you feel are the “essential” resources or tools that every domainer should know about about and use.

    I’ve been floundering for years in this industry but I finally feel like I’m starting to figure things out. It’ll be great to continue to improve my knowledge through the posts you share here.

  • Luc February 25, 2015, 10:33 am

    Pleasure to meet you Bob! I look forward to reading your posts!

  • Cate Colgan February 25, 2015, 11:18 am

    great to meet you Bob! Great to see another example of you “focusing” Morgan

  • Bob McGough February 26, 2015, 2:29 am

    Thanks for the gracious welcome, Morgan, and NTMU Donna, Luc and Cate.

    Think big! Focus. Think big! Focus. That’s an imaginary conversation between Morgan and me! It may be possible to do a little of both here. This started as a domaining blog, but my guess is that we’re presently made up of a few other disciplines, with Morgan and Daina now entrenched in the business of “sizing us all up.”

    How can I add value here? You tell me… help me to get a feel for the make-up of Morgan’s audience. On what topics would you like to exchange ideas?

    I’d be delighted to approach topics in these areas: product management, learning development, the “art” and the “business” of domains, and corporate-, marketing-, or product-communications. Give me your ideas. Let’s start a dialog. It will be instructive for all of us to find out who else has been lurking here too. Everyone — please share at least a one-word answer. If you’re feeling courageous, introduce yourself too!

  • Alan Dodd February 26, 2015, 3:53 am

    Hey Bob, happy scribbling!


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