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June 12, 2019

We’ve had a great run at The Outloud Group -- a run I hope and expect to continue moving forward. And while I’m very proud of what we’ve created and continue to build, I’m not here to champion our success. Quite the opposite in fact -- I’m here to bring our struggles w...

February 16, 2019

Type 1 Discipline is getting you to a point where you get get shit done every day. That's hard...but it's not enough. Type 2 Discipline requires a deep self-awareness, a clear vision, and complete confidence in the people surrounding you. It’s taken me decades...

September 28, 2015

When it comes to starting a new venture -- success follows a singular focus on the needs of today. It does not follow the concerns about the unpredictably predictable shit storm of tomorrow. Finding focus in the midst of deep uncertainty is  akin to plowing a boat thro...

August 10, 2015

When it comes to thinking about great leaders, I’ve been conditioned to immediately zero in on characteristics that reflect a strong personality– traits like confidence, decisiveness, vision, and fortitude. But are these “strong” traits enough to be successful today?

Th...

May 11, 2015

In football, the quarterback is the undisputed leader of the offense and the bell cow for the entire team. The quarterback calls the plays, touches the ball just about every play, and perhaps most importantly – dictates the successes or failures of the team based on hi...

March 23, 2015

I’m a big believer that with everything you do – you either win or learn. If you take the time to process information and make yourself better, that’s a learn – not a loss.

Welp. I definitely learned recently.

For the second year in a row, I joined forces with a good fri...

February 18, 2015

Managers don’t want to know about your personal life. It’s a best practice for managers to not learn much about their employee’s personal life so that it does not interfere with professional decisions.

What a load of shit.

When I was a young engineer, my manager shared t...

January 12, 2015

 The difference between entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs is simple: wantrepreneurs pursue inspiration and entrepreneurs create inertia. And believe me…the power of inertia is stronger than the power of inspiration.

There are countless websites dedicated to inspirat...

December 10, 2014

America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

– President Harry S. Truman

When the Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights meet for the 115th installment in the greatest rivalry in sports, it will bring together every...

November 26, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving in America, the time-honored tradition where we all take the opportunity to pause, reflect, and express thanks for the many wonderful things in our lives.

The beauty of Thanksgiving is found in its simplicity. There is no expectation of gift-giving, no...

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