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That Michael Marvin is a baller

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Started: 3/1/2011 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Macho

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Michael Marvin isn't a baller.
Rinexe

Pro

The Michael Marvin we are discussing has not had his identity revealed, so we will use the first result on http://google.com..., as this means he has the highest amount of searches, therefore would be the most relevant. So, according to High Peaks Venture Partners(1):
Founder, Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of MapInfo, Corp.

Michael Marvin is a founder and chairman emeritus and was the first CEO of MapInfo, Corp., a venture-backed software company that sells location and mapping intelligence solutions to corporations and public entities. Mike's leadership as chairman took the company through its successful NASDAQ IPO in 1994. Mike was also was a founding partner of Exponential Business Development Company, a venture fund dedicated to growing technology companies in Upstate New York which was successfully sold to Newtek (NASDAQ: NEWT). Mr. Marvin has previously served as the business director for Manufacturing and Technology Transfer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was a manager at Westinghouse and a programmer for the NASA Apollo project while at Sperry Univac. Mike has served on several public and private boards, including Vicarious Visions (sold to Activision: ATVI) and Geac, Inc. He currently serves on the advisory board of Bedford Funding, a $400M private equity firm focused on the software and IT services sectors. Mike earned a B.S. at the University of Maryland and an M.S. from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie-Mellon University.

I would like to define Baller by Urban Dictionary(3): One whose status in society has been earned by one's possession of "game" (that is, proficiency at the game of life).

Obviously, with what we can see of Michael Marvin, he is obviously a Baller. His status in society has been obtained through his possession of "game." He has risen through the ranks of many different companies, through their ranks, and obtained the highest of the high in social statuses: CEO of a successful company.

So, through this, we can obviously see, that Michael Marvin, is in fact, a Baller.

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(1) http://www.hpvp.com...
(2)http://www.urbandictionary.com...
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Macho 5 years ago
Macho
Me Myself and I
Posted by Adamant1 5 years ago
Adamant1
Which Michael Marvin would you be referring to?
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