The Long and Winding Road!

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20 Years ago my partners (Michael Grieve and Saurabh Soman) along with a lot of folks at eDeal launched the very first online auction for the Toronto Maple Leafs – notice the Curtis Joseph jersey sold for $ 3,650. đŸ™‚

Michael Do (Senior Director of Operations) was 16 years old when this auction launched.

I know it’s hard to remember that long ago – so here are some reminders:

Top Movie 2001 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Top Song 2001 – Survivor – Destiny’s Child
Top TV Show – Friends NBC
Best Selling Book – Who Moved My Cheese – Nonfiction – Spencer Johnson

Today, Michael Do is all grown up and managing a lot at CDi including the ‘re-launch’ of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment’s new online auction marketplace for Real Sports.

A lot of time has passed, advancement in technology and features/functions but the ingredients for success remain the same:
great brand
great fan base
great products
great technology and services

Thanks to the folks at MLSE for choosing CDi and the team at CDi (Serena Huynh and Jay Dalisay) for launching this project on time and on budget.

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