Headed to China…

by jeffhilimire on October 20, 2014

I’ve had a hard time dedicating time to this blog over the last few months. There are a lot of reasons why (no excuses, I could have kept up with it better), but the main one is that we have been preparing to adopt a little boy from China. And I’m excited to say, tomorrow we leave to go get him!

So this is my way of saying that my already slack blogging is going to become even slacker while we’re away (non-existent actually), and I’ll be looking forward to picking it back up in November.



Startups should embrace the “bend, don’t break” strategy

October 16, 2014

Some NFL team defenses employ the “Bend, don’t break” strategy. It means that its acceptable to give small amounts of yardage to the other team, as long as you stop them from scoring (or keep them to a field goal). If you can make it hard for the other team to get 3-4 yards, but concede 2-3 […]

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Dragon Army update: Paper Trail and our first… music video?

October 15, 2014

Things continue to be exciting at Dragon Army. Our second game is live – Paper Trail – and getting great reviews so far. It’s a brutally hard game, so high scores are hard to come by. Let me know your high score in the comments! We also have a music video for our next game, […]

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“It’s rare that someone screws up in an area that they’re passionate about. People generally screw up in areas they don’t care about.”

October 13, 2014

Terrific quote from Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire, in this Fast Company article. I have rarely seen people who are passionate about what they’re doing mess up in big ways. And personally in my experience, the times I’ve messed up the most have been when I wasn’t really into what I was doing at the […]

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On getting advice

October 10, 2014

I find that sometimes the answer is obvious, you just need someone else to tell you. This photo really captures that. Want to know if its windy? Is the rock swinging? Then its probably windy ;) I remember the importance of my advisory board with my first company, Spunlogic. They saved us from making a […]

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A Google Docs interview with Richard Simms, co-founder of Tech Talent South

October 8, 2014

This is my first “Google Docs” interview, which means I conducted it entirely over Google Docs. I realized that I enjoy interviewing startup friends about their business, but sending them a bunch of questions and having them reply didn’t allow for me to react to their answers, and honestly, if I actually interviewed them over […]

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I’m getting excited about this year’s Venture Atlanta conference

October 3, 2014

Venture Atlanta is by far my favorite startup event of the year. It’s the largest culmination of entrepreneurs and investors in the Southeast. Each year the list of presenting companies gets better and this year is certainly no exception. Fortunately, David Cummings put a list of the companies on his blog, so I grabbed them […]

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That time I was interviewed on NPR

September 30, 2014

A few weeks back I was interviewed by an old friend, Bill Nigut, on his radio show, Two Way Street. I was honored to be asked and then, to realize I was on the same segment as the great Clark Howard, I was blown away. The segment aired this past Saturday on NPR! Here is […]

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10 Mistakes I’ve Made So You Won’t Have To – the PDF version thanks to Foundr Magazine

September 29, 2014

The publisher of Foundr Magazine reached out to me and asked if they could publish my blog post, Ten Mistakes I’ve Made So You Won’t Have To, in their October issue. And they were kind enough to send me a PDF of the article, which they did a fantastic job of making look much better than […]

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Startup CEOs should not play the odds

September 26, 2014

I’m in the middle of the book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz, and I LOVE IT. It will almost definitely make my list of books I recommend. The above quote is spot on about the mindset that a CEO / entrepreneur must have. […]

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