Brian Hurt

Thinking of my father, Brian Douglas Hurt, today

One of my dear friends, Julie Gilbert, said something very nice to me just now. It made me think about my parents, which I do often. I broke down crying watching the “Dumbo” preview a few days ago - I actually have tears in my eyes as I write that just remembering it. It is because “Dumbo” was one of the first movies I can remember sitting in my mom’s arms.

So, I’m archiving the original Bazaarvoice blog post about my father here, which I reference in the tribute I wrote about my mom. Here it is so I never lose this, as Lucky7 is my permanent blog (named in honor of my mom).

This was written on June 20, 2008:

Why Lucky7

Why Lucky7

My mom passed away on May 17 of this year, the same week that we had the celebration dinner for our IPO at Bazaarvoice and the sales team celebration dinner for those that beat quota in Q4. It was very hard, especially after losing my father just four years prior. I encourage you to read about his life in the tribute I wrote about him. He was an incredible entrepreneur. But it was my mom that lit the initial spark in me. And that is why I named my blog in her honor. If you read my tribute about her below, you'll know why I named this blog Lucky7. As far as the .io name, well that of course stands for input and output, which I'm all about and also reminds me of my roots as a young programmer. My mantra at Bazaarvoice as our CEO was b: authentic.