Reflecting on Dragon Army’s two year anniversary

August 27, 2015

In August of 2013, Ryan, David, and I founded Dragon Army, then a consumer-focused mobile game and app studio based in the Atlanta Tech Village. Ryan, Richard, and I, on day one at Dragon Army at the Atlanta Tech Village Two years later, we’re a team of 25, located on the backside of Piedmont Park, and our […]

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7 steps to starting a company in 2 years for 20-year-olds

August 25, 2015

What would you do if you were a 20-year-old today that ultimately wanted to start his/her own business? I heard this question asked on a podcast I was listening to last week, and I started to think about how I would answer it. My own personal experience is that at 20 I was in college, […]

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Listen up everyone, the land is that way!

August 20, 2015

Following up on my last post, If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it, there is another quote from the book, Creativity Inc., that extends the boat analogy: The director’s job is to say, “Land is that way.” Maybe land actually […]

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If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it.

August 17, 2015

The better, more subtle interpretation is that failure is a manifestation of learning and exploration. If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it. And, for leaders especially, this strategy—trying to avoid failure by out-thinking it—dooms you to fail. As Andrew […]

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Does an entrepreneur have to be willing to risk personal debt?

August 14, 2015

BW asked this question on my recent blog post, Ten Requirements of Successful Entrepreneurs: Nice post Jeff. I’m curious if you believe, as an entrepreneur, you have to be comfortable with going into personal debt. This has been a big deterrent among people I know that I believe are otherwise cut out to be entrepreneurs. […]

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Fiction on the Kindle, non-fiction on Audible

August 12, 2015

I was always sort of against listening to books on tape, simply because I enjoy actually reading a book. And not actual books. No, in fact when I receive an actual book from someone as a gift, if I decide I want to read it, I just buy it on the Kindle. Carrying around an […]

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One of the fun side effects of a great culture

August 10, 2015

There were a lot of past Spunlogic and Engauge team members at my house this weekend!  One of the things I’m most proud of with my first company, Spunlogic, is the culture that we had there. I can brag a little about that because it wasn’t really by design. We just had a belief that […]

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I charge everything at night

August 7, 2015

I was thinking about this the other day, but I seem to charge everything that needs charging at night. My laptop – I have a Macbook (not a Pro, not an Air, just…Macbook) and the battery lasts me all day. If I charge it at night, I never have to plug it in during the day […]

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5 tips for today’s 20-somethings #blindpost

August 4, 2015

Mark Cuban gave advice to 20-somethings recently via Business Insider. This sounded like a great #blindpost opportunity. Per the #blindpost rules, I took the headline and wrote my interpretation of it, without reading the article itself. To all the 20-somethings out there, here are my 5 tips for success: 1. Learn to sell. No matter […]

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The top reasons why my friends have an Apple Watch

July 29, 2015

I month ago I wore the Apple Watch for a few weeks. I’ve done the same with an Android watch. The smartwatch that I wore the most was the Pebble Watch. So I have some experience with smartwatches. Now that I’m back to using an iPhone (why I switched back), I’m very curious about the Apple […]

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