Category Archives: GRIT Leadership

June 13, 2016

For a while now, there has been an effort underway to drive innovation through maker-spaces.  I must admit that the excitement of it was generally lost on me.  Each time I would hear of one, it conjured up images of small 3d printers as big as an old fax machine.  As someone focused on the intersection of technology, data, and media, it just did not resonate.

So, today the bell…

June 01, 2016

In many companies, it is challenging to develop a community full of people who are in rhythm. In the hiring process, it is sometimes difficult to see whether or not a potential team member adds to the GRIT IQ or not. In order to be a company that is both progressively more competitive, and practices a “fail-fast” growth-mindset in every aspect of work, the whole company need to be…

May 27, 2016

In a business a few years back, we came to the point where we were deciding whether to take acquisition offers or to prepare the company to execute on an Initial Public Offering, and list our shares on the NYSE. We discussed this at a board meeting, and to prepare – we built a presentation called the “Go Long Plan”. We purposefully titled it this way to avoid any…

May 26, 2016

…was a major success formula.

In 2001, I first met a group of two people working in Atlanta on mobile internet services.  They were a small team, under-resourced for what they needed.  At the time, they were still managing some media content they were sending to pagers, and were working on text messaging their information.  While they toiled, they were thinking far into the future and imagined what the long…

May 16, 2016

Why May Is Inspiration Month

 

Thanks to technology, Every May, we can all be inspired by commencement speeches from across the globe.  In every corner of the world, a tradition of University graduation ceremonies that feature an inspirational speech to the members of the graduating class can be witnessed by anyone with access to devices and broadband. For people who like to watch TED talks online, the month of May…