Category: Life

TakeLessons Reaching Out in Africa

TakeLessons Reaching Out in Africa

| October 17, 2012 | Reply

Here’s a note from one of our Product guys, Marc Wallis. I’m humbled that we’re able to do a small part to help people around the world. While we can’t do everything for everyone, it’s a good start to do something for somebody. ———— Hey TakeLessoner’s, I wanted to recap and update on what TakeLessons […]

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The Almighty Ascot – A Night at the Feeding America San Diego Charity Fundraiser

The Almighty Ascot – A Night at the Feeding America San Diego Charity Fundraiser

| October 13, 2012 | Reply

I admit it. I’m a sucker for the 1940’s Hollywood glamour look. I love the seductive wavy hair women like Veronica Lake used to wear. And, there’s something super cool and nostalgic about the men’s ascot (shown here worn by Cary Grant).   Tonight, we are going to an awesome charity event for the fine […]

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My Travel Map – Oh, The Places You’ll Go

My Travel Map – Oh, The Places You’ll Go

| October 5, 2012 | Reply

Here is a list of the places that I’ve had the good fortune to travel to (outside of the USA) [travelmap-map height=400] [travelmap-list]

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Pictures from the 2012 Stay Classy Charity Awards, San Diego, CA.

Pictures from the 2012 Stay Classy Charity Awards, San Diego, CA.

| September 23, 2012 | Reply

Thanks to the team at Stay Classy for their incredible work putting together a remarkable show. We had a great time hearing incredible stories from non-profits that are making a difference in the lives of millions of people. Even with all the pain, I’m encouraged by a the good that’s happening in the world! Some […]

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Stay Classy Awards 2012 – Are You Going?

Stay Classy Awards 2012 – Are You Going?

| September 20, 2012 | Reply

Proud to be on the Host Committee for the 2012 Stay Classy Awards with my buds and founders of Stay Classy, Scot Chisolm and Pat Walsh. The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2011, nearly […]

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A Reminder of Love from San Francisco

A Reminder of Love from San Francisco

| September 18, 2012 | Reply

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Wag More, Bark Less

Wag More, Bark Less

| August 7, 2012 | 1 Reply

Recently, I’ve started noticing these stickers everywhere. They remind me of a great piece of life advice John Assaraf recently shared with me, encouraging me to make a shift in how I spend my time. A thread runs through this simple sticker and John Assaraf’s words: simply put, spend more time pursuing your passions than […]

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Toes and Ass

Toes and Ass

| August 3, 2012 | Reply

Today, I'm at a wedding in Orange County CA and got to spend time talking with the father of the bride – a dapper chap with opinions and life experiences to back them up. We got on the subject of life lessons, in which he shared with me his view on how to get along […]

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I’m Going to Lose Ten Pounds

I’m Going to Lose Ten Pounds

| July 23, 2012 | Reply

This morning, I stepped on the scale only to see that I’ve quickly added 10 pounds over the past few months. I can immediately tell because my clothes are a little more snug and my lower back starts to ache. Not acceptable. The Goal In six weeks, August 31, I want to drop from 198 […]

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Charisma – Richard Branson Style

Charisma – Richard Branson Style

| June 26, 2012 | Reply

My buddy, Nadav Wilf, just got back from an incredible trip to Neckar Island with Richard Branson. I was offered to go, but there wasn't a guarantee that Mr. B was going to be there, so I took a pass. (I have another blog post brewing about my own issue of saying 'no' to too […]

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The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 7 of 8)

The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 7 of 8)

| June 22, 2012 | Reply

On Wednesday, 4/18, a few local tech entrepreneurs spoke at the 6Degrees Breakfast Speakers series on digital startups and innovation here in San Diego. In this segment, the panelists talk about finding work-life balance while starting a business.   Question from the crowd: (barely audible) What's the [xx] business model? They're all similar because they're […]

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Average Startups vs. Exceptional Startups

Average Startups vs. Exceptional Startups

| June 15, 2012 | Reply

Average companies give their people something to work on. Exceptional companies give their people something to work towards. When thinking about your startup, focus on the mission. Find people passionate about not only WHAT you do, buy WHY you're doing it.

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The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 5 of 8)

The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 5 of 8)

| June 12, 2012 | Reply

On Wednesday, 4/18, a few local tech entrepreneurs spoke at the 6Degrees Breakfast Speakers series on digital startups and innovation here in San Diego. In this segment, the panelists discuss their varied experiences with their mentors.   Moderator: When you were getting started, were there any mentors or resources that helped you achieve success? Lars […]

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Job Titles vs Leadership

Job Titles vs Leadership

| June 10, 2012 | Reply

If a person is given a title in the company, it means they hold a certain rank. VP's, C-level means they have a high rank.  But the title doesn't make someone a leader. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you – not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because […]

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Attitude

Attitude

| May 31, 2012 | 1 Reply

I'm convinced that attitude is one of the biggest factors on our level of success and happiness. The same event could happen to two people, yet they would 'see' it differently based on their lens, which is made up on their view of the world. Negative. Positive. Victim. Victor. Strength. Weakness. Love. Indifference. All depends […]

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