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!




I read 36 books in 2019. Here are the best ones.

While I read 52 books in 2018, I only managed 36 books in 2019. I say only because I was shooting for 53 (you know, one more than the year before) but realized pretty early on that was an unrealistic goal. I think averaging three books a month is my sweet spot. The Billionaire Who…

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The energy is contagious #whatdragonsdo

For six years I was on The Children’s Museum of Atlanta‘s board. It is such a fantastic organization, run by a fantastic leader. Jane, you’re an inspiration :) Today, I help more strategically when they have something specific that I can contribute to. This is my preferred way of helping nonprofits that I’m not actively…

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Dadding the best I can (a podcast interview)

If you know me, I’m unapologetically focused on my family. It’s hard to pull me away on nights or weekends because that’s my family time. Later today I’m leaving work early to be the Mystery Reader at my daughter’s school. I dig being a dad, and a husband, above all else. Most of the time…

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Three days of massive progress

There are always pivotal moments in life where you have meeting, do a thing, have an idea, that create meaningful momentum against your goals. You can always sense it afterwards, realizing that you’ve made a major impact on your ability to succeed. The last three days (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week) I had…

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Windmills vs Walls

“When the wind changes, some people build walls and some people build windmills.” I can’t remember where I read that, but man does it ring true right now. Both in the political climate we find ourselves in, but also from the perspective of living a purposeful, fulfilling life. Let’s dig into that second one, lest…

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All my success has come from this one thing

When I look back at any kind of success that I’ve had, it all starts from the same place. Spunlogic grew to be one of the more successful digital agencies in Atlanta, and ultimately was acquired, because of the trust that Raj, Danny, and Raghu and I had. Engauge ultimately became successful, and was acquired,…

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