Hi, I’m Jeff Hilimire. Father of five, CEO of Dragon Army, author of The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnaround, and co-founder of 48in48Ripples of Hope, and The A Pledge.

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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My two books, The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnround, were written to help leaders embrace the habits of the world's most successful startup CEOs, and to learn to lead through a crisis, respectively. Whether you're a team lead at a non-startup, the CEO of a small company, or anywhere in between, these books will help you become the leader you always wanted to be!




Obstacles are my allies

Twelve months of a global pandemic. Remember when we thought we might have to work from home for 4-5 weeks, and how crazy that seemed?  In reading the book, Alpha Girls (more on this book below), one of the women that the book focuses on has a phrase that I simply loved:  Obstacles are my allies. Being…

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30+ favorite books of my podcast guests

I’m a big reader. But truth be told, I haven’t always been. Around 2015 I got the bug, and ever since then I’ve read at least 30 books per year. I like to hold actual books in my hand, read on my Kindle, or listen to audiobooks through my phone. (But not all at once, I’m…

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As an entrepreneur, I’ve started a lot of things. From Spunlogic, to Dragon Army, 48in48, Ripples of Hope, and The A Pledge, and even from things you likely never heard of because, well, they failed (MATCH, HomeGrown, and yes, SportsBro 🤦🏻‍♂️). So I like to start things, is the gist. In all cases, and as they should, those ideas started…

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This may be the most controversial post I make in 2021

Do you have those tomatoes ready to hurl at me? Get ready… I really admire Tom Brady. Look, it’s not because he’s the winningest winner that ever winned. And definitely not because some people think he’s super handsome (personally, I don’t see it 🤥).  It’s because he was never supposed to be this good. The…

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My favorite life hack: Forced Accountability

44,292 words. That’s the length of the first draft of my third book. I started writing it on January 6th, and I finished it this past Thursday, February 4th.  Early each morning, usually around 6 or 6:30 a.m., I sat down to write. My goal was to write between 1,000 and 2,000 words each session….

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You’re not being strategic until you say no

So we made it to February. Who’s with me on just pretending that this is the start of the new year? :) In my last update, I shared one of the best days I’ve had in a long time, and a major part of that was Frank Fernandez (CEO of the Community Foundation) speaking to the Ripples cohort.  The thing that…

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