People = More People

This quarter we grew our team by 25%, and we have on the docket to grow by another 25% next quarter adding another 50 people in the next three months. We’re super excited about our future, and the progress we’re making. Our team growth is a reflection of the amazing work we’re doing! I’ve sat…

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The Invaluable Resource of Time

There is nothing more valuable than your time. If you’re a startup founder that becomes even more important, especially if they are lean, mean and bootstrapped. When you’re starting things from the ground up, you have to be exceptionally focused. Coincidently, as your brand grows, there will this polar pull that grows exponentially faster than…

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Buyer and Seller Power Dynamics in Acquisitions

You can find a lot of discussions about the selling process, but you don’t find a lot of conversation of power dynamics. Background: In 2017 I sold my company to GoDaddy. I was an executive at GoDaddy for three years post-acquisition where I spent time with CorpDev talking to, and buying companies, and have spent…

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With Enough Brute Force You Can Accomplish Anything

A colleague used to say: Tony, you are exactly what they mean when they say “with enough brute force you can accomplish anything.” – A colleague I would laugh, but inside it would hurt. I remember thinking how it simplified, diminished, the work I was doing. It was always in the context of my ability…

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Screaming Into the Void

When I look across different online mediums I find myself disconnected from the world, unable to find genuine connection with the conversations being had. How peculiar an experience in a world that is supposed to be so connected. I thought all the platforms were going to connect us? Everyone seems to be an expert, and…

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Three Things that DNS Outages Teach Administrator

Rarely do you wake up thinking to yourself, “wonder how my DNS is doing today?” but I can guarantee it’s been the root cause of one, or two, sleepless nights, “gah, DNS again… grrrrr“. There is no better example than today’s outage with Register.com and Network Solutions in which customers were told to expect outages…

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