“Things may come to those who wait… but only the things left over by those who huslte” – A. Lincoln (and probably Jay Z)
Category: Business Philosophy
I just got back from a five mile run along San Diego’s waterfront. The sun was out, the skies clear, and The Chemical Brothers blasted at perfect volume through my iPod. Yet, for whatever reason, I struggled. Every step was difficult, and every mile challenging. A few times, I felt like stopping and taking a […]
Reading “Enchantment” by Guy Kawasaki. Overall, it’s a practical book that reminds you of the simple things you must do to win friends and influence people Love this line from his chapter on overdelivering on your promises: “Whenever you can, set a goal that you’re 120 percent sure you can get done in 80 percent […]
I wrote this on a napkin in Amsterdam last week while contemplating: ———————————————– Say 'yes' more often. Yes to Life. Challenge your barriers. Live outside your comfort zone. Seek out novel experiences. Make people's day. Bring them into your world. Remember that you have a path – a natural flow. Find it. Design it. Drive […]
Our VP of Core Operations, Chris Waldron, sent an email out to the team last week where he quoted the legendary comedian, Steve Martin. I think it chronicles why one of our company core values is Perseverence. On rare occassions, the race is won by the person with first mover advantage. But more likely, it […]
I am realizing more and more that I am no longer in charge of building our winning product. I am in charge of buidling a winning organization. It is the organization that will build the winning products of the future – not me. Thus, I am learning to focus my efforts on PCP: people, capital, […]
I attended a 3-day workshop with business coaching expert, Brian Tracy. I learned a lot, including this tip on time management – a necessary leadership skill for any entrepreneur.
…As we continue to expand, I encourage you to master your current position and begin to prepare yourself – at work and on your own watch – for the position you want to grow into. It will be those who continue to require more of themselves who will be the ones that naturally rise up. Will it be you?
I've been an investor in a local San Dieo nightclub for the past five years with three other partners. All started well, and we made mo' Benjamins. But, as other hot nightclubs came onto the scene, our bar lost some of its cache. Eventually, we had to do capital calls and placed the business up […]