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!




It’s not easy to have a moral compass for your company…wait, no actually it’s incredibly easy

This week I’m at the Conscious Company 2019 CEO Summit in Austin, Texas. Every leader here believes that business should be a force for good in the world. I dig it :) When you boil it down, however, I believe that being a company with a heart – having a moral compass for your company…

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Here we go!!! The 5th annual 48in48 event kicks off tonight :)

I can hardly believe it, but tonight is the 5th year of 48in48! Early in 2015, Adam and I hatched a plan to put on a hackathon at Ponce City Market to try to build 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours with 100 or so of our local Atlanta marketing friends. Fast-forward to today, and…

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Saying you’re an idea person but not an execution person tells me you’re not going to succeed

Sorry, bit of a rant today. Let’s start with this: everyone has good ideas. The world is full of good ideas, and self-proclaimed “idea people”. To say you’re an idea person and not an execution person says to people that you’re smarter than them, and you should come up with ideas and they should do…

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Why do you assume I see two roads?

In most cases, the “hard road” implies a path that requires more effort and work, and likely has a bigger payoff. If you’re driven and trying to accomplish real change (what’s your Purpose?), often times there is only one road for you. My Purpose is intentionally BIG: To have an out-sized, positive impact on the…

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Blogging, Instagramming, LinkedIn-ing, and Tweeting

My first grade teacher, Mrs. Kay, who makes a sneaky appearance in my book (The 5-Day Turnaround), would likely not be happy with how I conjugated LinkedIn. Sorry, Mrs. Kay, I’ll see myself to the back of the classroom, again. 😜 Last week was the first week since I can remember where I failed to…

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This isn’t my first rodeo…

Jokes aside, it takes a lot more than one rodeo to be a great…rodeoer? When I think about my journey so far, I certainly didn’t know what I was doing when running Spunlogic from 1998 – 2008. Ten years. And while we accomplished a lot, I didn’t know how to be a CEO by the…

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