What I’m betting on in 2015

March 12, 2015

Every entrepreneur and CEO is making bets. Maybe they aren’t doing it publicly, or even consciously, but they’re making bets. Maybe its a bet that they’ll nail their IPO, or finally figure out their product market fit, or that they’ll double in size, but they’re making bets. That’s what we do. I couldn’t be more […]

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Winning the MAX Awards

March 6, 2015

Wow, humbled doesn’t begin to describe the way I feel right now. This morning, only a few hours ago, Dragon Army was awarded the grand prize of the MAX Awards, the annual Marketing Awards for Excellence. We won for the campaign we ran last year with Arby’s in our game, Robots Love Ice Cream. I’ve dreamed […]

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Advice for starting a blog – Keep it short and write about YOU.

March 4, 2015

Last week, a friend (and fellow Match member) asked me what advice I’d give her as she’s considering creating a blog. I thought I’d share my response so that anyone else that is thinking about this can consider my comments. — First things first, you have to be able to keep it up once you start. […]

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Donating my birthday to build a home for a family in need #newstorycharity

February 27, 2015

I come into contact with startups all the time. Through speaking events (like this one I’m hosting next Monday night with Charles Brewer), hanging out at the Atlanta Tech Village, advising/mentoring through Advice For Good, or just generally hanging out where startup folks hang out. The startups that I’m always amazed by are the ones run by […]

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14 of my favorite business concepts from the Pixar book, Creativity Inc.

February 23, 2015

Creativity Inc. was the first book I finished in 2015 in my attempt to read more books this year (its one of my “resolutions”.) 12 books would be a good number, if I can get there. I just finished my second book, Same Kind of Different As Me (and if you happen to be like me and have […]

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Going deskless

February 19, 2015

As many may know, I swore off having my own office years ago (2010 to be exact). Main reason: I felt disconnected from the company. Personally, I think the idea of taking your highest performing and most experienced people, and rewarding them by stuffing them into an office, is completely counter-intuitive. I want my team […]

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Making your weaknesses your strengths

February 17, 2015

I was meeting with an entrepreneur recently and we were talking about tv shows, and he shared with me that because he has an addictive personality, he is very thoughtful about when he watches a tv show. For instance, if he started watching The Wire (on his list, and it should be on yours!), he wouldn’t […]

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4 questions answered by successful entrepreneurs: Part 4

February 13, 2015

One of the participants in Advice For Good, after donating an hour of time to a charity and then blogging about it on the AFG website, asked me if she could ask the list of advisors four questions to help her with her startup. What a great way to use the AFG community! Because each question has many answers, I’ll share […]

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Come hang with me while I interview Atlanta startup legend Charles Brewer!

February 12, 2015

I’m so excited about this! On March 2nd I am going to be interviewing Charles Brewer in a fireside chat. Charles, as many of you know, is one of the first startup successes in Atlanta, founding MindSpring in 1994. I’ve become friends with Charles over the last year and he has some awesome stories to tell. […]

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4 questions answered by successful entrepreneurs: Part 3

February 6, 2015

One of the participants in Advice For Good, after donating an hour of time to a charity and then blogging about it on the AFG website, asked me if she could ask the list of advisors four questions to help her with her startup. What a great way to use the AFG community! Because each question has many answers, I’ll share […]

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