It’s now been two years since I co-founded Ongo Works and, it’s true, time flies. For those following along, the first year as a startup was hard (but rewarding). It was awkward finding our voice, and challenging to temper our big vision with the early-stage nature of our product and team. Mostly, we were in a heads-down build…

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When my good friend, Jon Setzen, asked me to speak at the Los Angeles chapter of Creative Mornings, I was simultaneously terrified and excited. We were having coffee at a local hipster establishment when he asked if I wanted to do it, and of course I said “Sure, sounds great.” I adore Jon, and I would do just about anything…

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I love sports of all kinds—team sports, individual sports, local and international events. In sports, an individual or a group of people set goals, acquire the knowledge and skills to accomplish their goals, and meet challenges along the way. Each game is a contest, yes, but it's also a problem to be solved. And if sports is viewed as…

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It’s my favorite part of managing people and undoubtedly the most satisfying and memorable part of my career: meeting with people 1:1. It might even be the key to growing teams and building successful businesses. For me, a 1:1 is more than getting to know someone, figuring out what makes them tick, helping them learn how to…

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