If you believe his status updates, Ed is an entrepreneur, social media guru, world traveler and philanthropist. He’s spent the past the past eight months wandering around Europe. We tried to do a story on him a few months back, but we ended up spiking due to legal reasons. We won’t go into the specifics, but it involved dismissal from a job as an English teach at a school in the Czech Republic.
In the past eighteen months that we have been following his feeds, Ed has started five companies (Sawyer and Associates, Sawyer Integrated Communications, Sawyer Executive Search, PlanToRecruit and Urban Globe-Hoppers) as well as one charitable organization (PlanToTeachOurKids.org). Check out his LinkedIn profile for his very impressive and complete CV.
Ed’s blog is also very interesting. Interesting in a “copy and paste other people’s articles into your own blog without syndication rights” kind of way. The original content is also pretty good. Our favorite was this post written by Urban Globe-Hoppers about PlanToTeachOurKids.org, which essentially equates to Ed Sawyer writing about Ed Sawyer.
Recently Ed got involved with the Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the charity event, Bowl For Kids Sake. Well, he didn’t really get “involved” as much as he set up a Facebook page that used their brand and solicited donations. That really PO’d Hartford’s Gen Y sweetheart, Julie Daly.
Then things really got nutty.
Eventually Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters had Ed’s Facebook page pulled down. Less than 24 hours later, we got a friend request from “Bowling Kids Sake.”
Ed is now really angry – which is when he is usually his most entertaining. John Haymond should expect his phone to ring very soon.
We asked Ed directly to comment on the affair, but he declined. In an email to us, he stated:
“After much consideration with my staff, i'd rather an article appear that discusses the features and benefits of my businesses and organizations and how they benefit the greater hartford area.”
Regardless, it's good to hear that Ed's wild stallion spirit continue to march on. And yes, he even recently admitted to lying about something.
We’ll continue to follow this ongoing saga and let you know where it goes.