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Learning From the Cab Industry

When was the last time you were in a cab? How awesome of an experience was it when you did? Was it memberable? I’ve spent the past two weeks on the road, splitting my time between Las Vegas, San Francisco and Minneapolis. I found myself spending a lot of Read More

It's Ok Not To Know

I can't remember when it became necessary to know it all. Can you? Somewhere in our psyche though, as we've evolved we have found this need to have an answer to everything question. If we don't have the answer, we somehow feel weak or incapable, and worst yet feel that Read More

Personal Insecurities

This past weekend I spent some time with my friend, Chris Lema. He's a fascinating man with great insights in a number of areas; the one we stumbled on this Saturday was people and leadership. Over the past few months, as I continue to evolve into my role, I continuously Read More

Lady Luck

I often hear this phrase, It's better to be lucky than good! and I've always found it a bit of an odd statement. Do I believe in lucky? Perhaps. I think that luck exists in a lot of forms. The guy that's never played 21, yet blows everyone away on Read More

A Culture of Yes

I have a friend, Chris Lema who loves to write about how much he says no, so much so that he has an entire tag dedicated to it. When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Your ability to decipher the noise from the rest, is a Read More

Culture - The Journey

For the better part of the past 7 months, my business partner, Daniel, and I have been infatuated with our culture. All aspects of it, what it really means, what it means to us, and more importantly, how is it defined. I think the basis of the question has really Read More

The Beauty in Being Naive

I think there is an elegance to being removed from opinion or bias. Too often we tend to shake our heads at the other and think, They just don’t know… This clouds our way of thinking, and in some instances blocks our ability to think beyond our norms. I Read More

Fitting the Mold

As humans I think we like to overcomplicate things by putting things in boxes that we can come to terms with. Boxes that we can appreciate or that might make sense. I fear that this type of thinking truly inhibits us from being transformative in the way we think and Read More

Chip on Your Shoulder

One of my few advisors recently told me, "Tony, you guys function as if you have a Chip on your Shoulder." I couldn't quite figure out if this was good or bad, it almost felt as if it was a gentle way of telling us something negative. Either way, it's Read More

Sony - Disrupting the Movie Going Experience

I've been watching the Sony Hack with a lot of interest, for a variety of reasons. Mostly because of my interest in the security and enterprises environments. Yesterday however, we all witnessed perhaps one of the biggest disruptions to an industry that has gone largely undisrupted for many years. The Read More

Why You Fail

You don’t fail because you don’t have enough friends. You don’t fail because your idea isn’t unique. You don’t fail for lack of ideas. You don’t fail because of funding issues. You don’t fail because you were too early or too late to Read More