Category: Business Philosophy

Hustle

Hustle

| September 20, 2012 | Reply

“Things may come to those who wait… but only the things left over by those who huslte” – A. Lincoln (and probably Jay Z)                        

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Keep Running

Keep Running

| September 12, 2012 | 2 Replies

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 […]

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Two things you can’t do

Two things you can’t do

| August 13, 2012 | Reply

You can't drink yourself sober, and you can't borrow your way out of debt.

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Underpromise. Overdeliver.

Underpromise. Overdeliver.

| June 29, 2011 | Reply

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 […]

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Love What You Do

Love What You Do

| December 15, 2010 | Reply

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Design You Life. Find the Flow.

Design You Life. Find the Flow.

| October 5, 2010 | 3 Replies

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 […]

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Plant before your Harvest.

Plant before your Harvest.

| October 4, 2010 | Reply

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 […]

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PCP

PCP

| July 16, 2010 | 3 Replies

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, […]

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One of My Favorite Apple Videos – Think Different

One of My Favorite Apple Videos – Think Different

| April 6, 2010 | Reply

One of my favorite Apple videos

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One of the best quotes I’ve heard in a while

One of the best quotes I’ve heard in a while

| March 23, 2010 | Reply

This is one of the best quotes I’ve heard in a while: “If roughly 80% of the results come from 20% of the efforts, then perfection is nowhere near as precious as time.”

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Brian Tracy Seminar Taught Me How To Delegate Effectively

Brian Tracy Seminar Taught Me How To Delegate Effectively

| March 21, 2010 | Reply

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.

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Congrats on the great job. Now, back to work.

Congrats on the great job. Now, back to work.

| February 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

…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?

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Progress

Progress

| February 20, 2009 | Reply

“Contentment is wanting what you have. Ambition is wanting what another has. Progress comes from wanting what nobody has.” – Bob Lewis

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The Value of Good Business Partners

The Value of Good Business Partners

| February 20, 2009 | 1 Reply

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 […]

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Quote From Stephen King

Quote From Stephen King

| February 7, 2009 | Reply

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

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