Leadership & Kissinger

Most mornings I’ll drive my kids to school, head down Monroe and take a left on Ponce de Leon. At the corner, we’ve all enjoyed observing the newest Chick-fil-a being constructed, with each day spotting an addition or enhancement from the day before. The sign on the chain-link…

Time for Meetup 2.0

Last week Dave Payne put on LinkedIn a list of “25 hyperlocal startup ideas” generated from ChatGPT. The overall list was a fun thought-exercise as discovering new markets to start companies is extremely difficult. One of the ideas on the list sparked this post. #17 on the list is: An…

Playing Between the Lines

As college football kicked off this weekend, I had a realization while watching several games that I hadn’t seen so clearly before. When you go back and look at key moments in the game, the ones where momentum shifts and fortunes swap, they seem so small at the time,…

Found Time for Podcasts with AirPods

It took me a while to hop on the podcast bandwagon. In the early 2010’s I kept asking myself, who has time to sit around and listen to people talk? Sure, car rides were the most optimal time to turn on a podcast, but between listening to music and…

New Podcast Show: Five & Thrive

This was originally posted on Atlanta Ventures [https://www.atlantaventures.com/blog/announcing-a-new-five-minute-podcast-from-atlanta-ventures-five-thrive] , but also wanted to repost here. We are launching a new podcast at Atlanta Ventures. It is called Five & Thrive [https://sites.libsyn.com/418628/site]: we provide five minutes of quality information, so you can thrive…

Jobs of Tomorrow: Digital Golf Course Designer

“The titles for the jobs you will have, have not been created yet” is a phrase I’ve heard a few speakers proclaim to students, particularly in the digital media and social media marketing space. Real merit should be given to such a claim as the omni-present social media manager…

Crime in Atlanta and YSL Gang’s Influence

The increase of crime in Atlanta has been the main issue going back well beyond last year’s Mayoral race and continues to be front and center in all Atlanta issues ranging from the upcoming Attorney General race to the Buckhead secession movement. Outside of New Orlean and Cincinnati, Atlanta…

The Summit of Shakespeare

Nearly every political biography I read, somewhere or somehow, one of Shakespeare’s lines, themes, or plots are intertwined. Shakespeare and his plays are like a massive mountain range and each peak is one the 38 plays [https://www.folger.edu/shakespeares-works] he wrote. In my adult life (post-formal education)…