Hi, I’m Jeff Hilimire. Father of five, CEO of Dragon Army, author of The 5-Day Turnaround, co-founder of 48in48, founder of Ripples of Hope.

My purpose is to have an out-sized, positive impact on the world. Reach out if you want to help me with that!

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I wrote The 5-Day Turnaround to help leaders embrace the habits of the world's most successful startup CEOs in order to grow faster and achieve their goals. Whether you're a team lead at a non-startup, the CEO of a small company, or anywhere in between, this book will help you become the leader you always wanted to be!




“Aren’t you…exhausted?!”

It was one of the last questions I received during the Q&A portion of my book talk (The 5-Day Turnaround) to a group of entrepreneurial students at UGA earlier this week. I had given them the same book talk that I’ve given over the last several months to groups at mostly-large companies (State Farm, Weather,…

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Hustle isn’t the answer, its actually part of the problem

Alright, cue all my startup friends (and really, anyone anywhere in the startup world) to be upset with this post. But I just can’t take another sticker-blog-video-tshirt-etc espousing the necessity of hustling. The internet is riddled with hustle blogs, hustle quotes, and yes, hustle memes. And look, I used to be all about the hustle….

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Why I wrote The 5-Day Turnaround

Haven’t you heard, I wrote a book! :) Just joking, of course if you follow anything I put out into the world – on this blog, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn – you know I like to talk about the book…a lot. But it’s because I think so many people can lead happier lives and achieve…

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What inspires me these days

Businesses, like Patagonia, that put everything into their Purpose. Freaking love that company. And Ben & Jerry’s. My two faves right now. People like Bill and Melinda Gates who have dedicated (this phase of their lives) to making the world a better place. In major ways. If you haven’t watched this Netflix documentary, you gotta.*…

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The 3 books our Dragon Army leadership team is reading this quarter

Each quarter I give my Leadership Team (LT) at Dragon Army a book to read. Sometimes I’ll pick a few books and assign them to various groups, like I did earlier this year with books around health & wellness. I’m a big reader, if ya didn’t know ;) This quarter I decided to pick books…

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Key to business (and life) success: Be Kind + Work Hard + Stay in the Game

It seems so simple when you think about it. The “secret” to success in business (and life) is a fairly basic formula. Start with being kind. Be thoughtful. Practice empathy. Be the kind of person you want others to be. The kind of person you are inspired by. Add in an ability to work hard….

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