I got a big surprise this week when I was named a Regional Entrepreneur of the Year by the national accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young. Okay, I knew I had been nominated, but honestly, I really didn't expect to win. Today, I'm writing this blog for one reason and one reason only: to inspire all the entrepreneurs out there who are pursuing their own dream, and who are going through what I call the "dumpster phase" of launching a new company.
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What did we do without cell phones? Or the Internet? Or DVR’s? Or Facebook?
Technology has improved our lives in lots of ways. For one, it makes us more productive and more efficient than ever before. Right??
I was recently honored as the 2010 Broward County Excalibur Business Leader of the Year. The other nominees and recipients represented some of the most successful leaders in the local business community…
While I was humbled and honored to receive the Excalibur Award, it also made me stop and think about how others feel about receiving awards. What does it really mean to be honored? What’s the appropriate response? How am I supposed to feel? How should I react?
I watched “The Social Network” over the weekend (again). I’m not going to get into how much of the movie is true or whether Mark Zuckerberg is really as ruthless as the movie makes him out to be. But one of Zuckerberg’s lines from the movie stuck with me:
“A guy who builds a nice chair doesn’t owe money to everyone who ever has built a chair.”
Seems obvious enough. But, as we see in the movie, it can get much more complicated.
I’ve been asked several times lately what motivates me. I can sum that up in one word: relentless.
Webster’s dictionary defines ‘relentless’ as showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength or pace. I like that definition because it specifically talks about strength and intensity, two characteristics I pride myself on possessing…