Bill Petro

Bridging the Gap from Strategy to Execution

Bill Petro, technology sales enablement and marketing executive:
writes on HistoryPopular Culture, Travel, and Tech Trends

Contributing Writer for new book Product Management to Product Leadership: The Advanced Use Cases.
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History of Thanksgiving Indian: Why Squanto already knew English

November 21, 2018

HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING: FRIENDLY INDIAN SQUANTO We’ve all heard the story of how the Pilgrims, landing in Massachusetts on the Mayflower in 1620, were ill-equipped to survive the harsh winters of the New World. We’ve also heard how they met a Native American Indian of the Pawtuxet tribe named Squanto who befriended them. He taught them…

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History of Thanksgiving: the Secular and the Sacred

November 20, 2018

HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING The origin of Thanksgiving Day has been attributed to a harvest feast held by the Plymouth Colony. In 1621, Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony proclaimed a day of “thanksgiving” and prayer to celebrate the Pilgrims’ first harvest in America the year after their arrival on the merchant ship Mayflower. The…

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Veterans Day: How it differs from Memorial Day

November 12, 2018

What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

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History of Veterans Day: Lest We Forget

November 11, 2018

HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY On this year, the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I in Europe we remember A professor once commented, “We write things down so we can forget them.” Now, of course, this is wrong, except in the limited sense of writing down appointments so we don’t have to worry…

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History of Election Day: Why we vote on a Tuesday in November

November 6, 2018

Why do we vote on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November?

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History of the Holidays

What is the history behind the holidays we celebrate, both sacred and secular? Many of the sacred holidays in our American “Judeo-Christian” heritage have secular associations, while many of the seemingly secular holidays actually have religious roots.

Popular Culture

Featuring reviews of moviesconcerts, and theatre. I write movie reviews as soon as I see them, which is usually the day they come out (or before). Reviews of Star Wars and Star Trek movies, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, and Harry Potter films, rock and jazz concerts and theatre reviews.

Tech Trends

Articles about current and future technologies and their possible implications. Current discussions are about Apple iPhone and Apple Watch and some innovative technologies from other companies: social media, payment systems, personal data backup, etc.