Why Begin the Begin? Good question. First, I’m a huge R.E.M. fan and Begin the Begin is one of my favorite songs of theirs (along with I Believe). Both are on the amazing CD Lifes Rich Pageant. Buy that immediately and thank me later.
What I like about the phrase is that its a call to action. It applies to startups and entrepreneurs. It applies to marketers. It applies to people who want to help others. It applies to anyone that believes they can be something better but is hesitant to take that next step. Begin the begin, people!
Why do I write this blog? For these people.
Who am I? Currently I’m the CEO of Dragon Army, a digital experience agency with a focus on web and mobile. I’m fascinated with entrepreneurship, leadership, and doing good. While I tweet and I linkedin, this blog really represents who I am and where I am in life at any given time.
Here’s a look at a “typical day” for me:
In 1998 I founded my first company, Spunlogic, with Raj, and after adding two more partners along the way and working our a$$es off for ten years, we were acquired by Engauge in March of 2008. I then served as President and Chief Digital Officer of Engauge until we sold to Publicis Groupe in August of 2013. I then immediately started my next company, Dragon Army, originally based in the amazing Atlanta Tech Village.
I’m on the boards of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, The Woodruff Arts Center, and The Carter Center, and I chair the board of Central Outreach & Advocacy Center. I’m also on the Leadership Council and Conservation Society for Zoo Atlanta and Executive Board of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta.
Additionally, I co-founded and chair the board of 48in48, a hackathon nonprofit that brings together 200+ volunteers in a city to build 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours. More on why I ‘do good’ here.