After another day at IBM’s Pulse 2010 conference which is pretty serious event discussing service management, I ran across this article by the NYTimes, and it made me laugh.
Mike Manos comes as close as you can get to a data-center celebrity.
Now there is another Michael Manos that was infamous as a con artist, pretending he was a celebrity who was recently arrested.
The Dallas Morning News reports that the man, whose real name is Michael Manos, was arrested last week “on a parole violation warrant out of New York.” He has “an extensive rap sheet stretching back to 1979 for convictions ranging from kidnapping to robbery,” and was released from prison in 2004, the DMN reported.
He kept his past at bay for years. He strolled red carpets in New York saying he was “a rich promoter seeking to do a reality TV show” and spent a good deal of time in Dallas before heading to San Francisco. In after city, the article said, he raised money for charity then allegedly left “ a wake of unpaid bills behind him.”
Jane Fonda with a man who was billing himself as a wealthy philanthropist at an October 2007 G-CAPP fundraiser in Atlanta.
The con artist celebrity schmoozer has no resemblance to the data center Mike Manos
and here is a picture of Mike in Quincy
Is Mike Manos a data centercelebrity? We can all debate this over a beer, but the NYTimes author thought it was a useful description.
fyi, our Mike Manos’s is a son of a policeman.
Lessons from Dad
January 23, 2010 by mmanos
Last week my father retired from the Chicago Police Department. After 38 years on the force (34 of which he spent as a Homicide Detective in the worst areas of Chicago) he finally called it quits. Its an event I truly thought I would never see. My dad has had quite a colorful and storied career, not just with the Police Department but with his various other jobs he held over the years as well. It includes everything from security jobs, to being a member of the US Marshalls Fugitive Apprehension Unit to being a regular Bodyguard to Frank Sinatra. Even retired he has started his own security and investigations company. Some things never change I guess.