Stop what you are doing right now and click through to Digiday, which has assembled a strikingly thorough archive of photos of prominent adtech executives from when they were in high school and college.
The results, as you might imagine, are both delightful and horrifying. Among those present are Terence Kawaja, CEO of Luma Partners; James Kiernan, managing director at Zenith Optimedia; and Rei Inamoto, chief creative officer at AKQA.
But the top prize goes to Rick Webb, the revenue/marketing consultant at Tumblr and co-founder of The Barbarian Group.
Webb was a goth, he tells Digiday:
Why, oh why did the word “emo” not exist yet? I bought a Dead Can Dance record and told my mother I never needed to buy another record again. She LOL’d. Stephin Merrit once said, “I could dress in black and read Camus. Smoke clove cigarettes and drink vermouth like I was 17.” HOW DID HE KNOW?
Youngsters! Learn all you need to know about Dead Can Dance here.
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