Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle

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Mike Katz 8ctavo BDAY InviteThe sketchy dot-com podcast features entrepreneur and digital transformation strategist, Bob Carilli and his friends talking about people, places, and predicaments from their past and present.

In this inaugural episode of the sketchy dot-com podcast, Bob talks about the time he got lost and almost died in a Costa Rican Jungle with his friend and Kappa Sigma Fraternity Brother from San Diego State University, Michael Katz.

Mike now owns and operates 8ctavo Rooftop, which is located in the Hotel Sheraton San José, Escazú, Costa Rica if you ever find yourself in the area looking for a place to go. I’ve included a recent photo of Mike so you know what he looks like these days.

While consulting for the Public Relations Company Mike worked for in early 1997, I ended up flying to San Jose, Costa Rica for a working visit. At this time in my career I was consulting for several of the early digital agencies around Manhattan producing web projects for clients like Proctor & Gamble, Travelocity, Swatch, and Pfizer.

After a few days in the company’s San Jose office, we decided to head to a place called Puerto Viejo for the weekend. A small beach town on the Caribbean Sea that had a nearby national park sounded like a great way to celebrate our productive time together.

This sketchy dot-com podcast is the first of several podcasts that will explore stories with jungle themes from Bob Carilli’s past. These include tales from his time consulting for the Ecuadorian Military in the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle while launching GoEcuador.com as well as his early journey into the Heart of Darkness while attending Boston University.

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