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Funny Friday: What is Culture? Really.
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What is Culture? Really.  TGIF not because the weekend is here, but because I am flying home from a road trip and decided to write a Funny Friday blog post.  Its been a long week, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, back to Atlanta.  Somehow I keep thinking that the West Coast is 3 hours away, it isn’t.  (this is an inside joke).  This week’s trip...

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Do you do what you say?  Really.
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You’ve heard the saying, “actions speak louder than words”.  This morning I found myself thinking – what creates trust between any two people or group?  My current chairman and mentor, who by the way is the same guy that challenged me to “create super stars, not be one”, constantly preaches, “Do what you say, work as a team”.  If you have ever met him,...

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What role did Consanguinity play in your Success?
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I know what you are thinking, does he have toilet paper that has “words of the day” on it.  Nope.  Today’s blog post comes from my mental challenger, and fellow TechOperators family member (we share an investor).  I’ve said it before, but its worth repeating, I am very lucky, I get to hang out with these people.  So the other day Mr. Ionic suggested...

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Who was the First in your Family?
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I have a passion for education and this blog represents both my continued education and my desire to share what I’ve learned.  Multiple times I have discussed how the “information economy” has moved us beyond “muscle” and into “brain” oriented systems and structures.  An education is vital to unlocking opportunity.  I actually shared recently numbers on the correlation between educational level and employment rates. ...

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Do you sweat the small stuff?  You should.
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You know the saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff”.  WRONG.  Another saying goes, “don’t be penny-wise and pound foolish”.  I just disagree and this is my blog, so I get to write whatever I want – ha.  From a business and personal standpoint this hasn’t worked for me – plain and simple.  Sweating the small stuff, the details, seems to make all the difference...

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What would you do with a Flux Capacitor?
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To say my friends are into cars is the understatement of the blog0sphere.  Whether I am going to a meeting, or to the gym, the parking lot often looks like showcase row at a club.  Cars, cars, cars.  There are multiple benefits to being tall, dark, and greatsome.  First, I’m tall, second I don’t fit in fancy sports cars.  This not fitting thing is...

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What is the Value of an Education?
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One of my favorite quotes of all time “an education is what you have left after you get the piece of paper”! The Core Values say to Learn Constantly.  I truly believe in and advocate for continuous learning.  The world changes so fast that the value of a “static formal education” is decreasing.  In many instances by the time you graduate with a 4 year...

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Are you Feeling Blessed? You should…
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One benefit to blogging each day – I will hit a bunch of holidays.  Today is July 4th, 2013.  237 years ago 56 dudes who owned land signed the Declaration of Independence – basically saying, yo Great Britain “bring it”.  A Nance did not sign the document so I have to go with my next favoriate Benjamin Franklin.  Why Benjamin?  He was a self educated, writer (today...

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Are you a Startup Hippie?
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It’s go time.  Let the debate begin.  Tonight’s post comes straight from a chat with crew member Devon Wijesinghe – Chief Executive Officer of Insight Pool.  So Devon swings by the office today to bring my InsightPool stock certificate – yes baby – I got a little piece of an exciting company.  We are standing in my office and as usual launch into a...

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Are you ready to #Fail Quickly?
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When is the last time you really crashed, burned, and bumped your nose?  We are not really mentally setup to celebrate failure – however – without it no real progress every happens.  Today’s blog post actually came from a conversation about the movie Shawshank Redemption.  The movie connects with me on several levels : my father worked in a prison for 25 years, the...

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When does Life Begin?
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I am the father of two daughters – stop laughing.  The guys are well represented in the house – between me, Dillon the Cat, and Wendall the Dog, we have plenty of dudeness in the crib.  My daughters are growing up fast.  Today’s post comes from from my oldest who is away at camp.  First, let me say, we have been awaiting a letter from...

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Have you seen The Nance?
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Yes, I’ve got an entire play named after me…not really, but as usual, it got me thinking.  The Nance is a play written by Douglas Carter Beane. In 1937 Chauncey Miles is a star in a poor burlesque theatre company in New York City, playing a “nance”, a “stock character who was a flamingly effeminate homosexual.”  The play has received 5 Tony Nominations and its...

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