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Cofounder of Mizzen+Main, an innovative menswear label that has been featured in: Fast Company, Inc, WSJ, New York Times, Men's Health, Entrepreneur, DETAILS, and more. Our flagship store is at 772 N. High Street, Suite 102 in Columbus. Visit us: MizzenandMain.com
This infographic explains Columbus, Ohio better than anything I’ve seen. Very timely, on the heels of a Columbus Region trip to the Vegas Tech Fund to focus on Retail growth within the Columbus Metropolitan Area. Cheers, Ms. Amy Taylor. You can follow her at @NoMeatballs.
This is from The New York Times (1853) on the autobiography, “12 Years A Slave.”
The sad and poignant truth is in the final line: “And no recovery can be had for his services. Because he was bought without knowledge that he was a free citizen.” Of course. Solomon, I hope that last night brought you a bit of justice.
Mizzen+Main’s newly hired Advising Fashion Director. Matthew Singer resigned his Fashion Director role at Neiman Marcus in December 2013.
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I am hip hop. LOL.
1/I’m torn over this story: “Inside the Showdown Atop Pimco, the World’s Biggest Bond Firm” — http://t.co/6ZwnN3uTbu— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
2/On the one hand, it’s clearly excellent reporting, from top notch reporters and a world class newspaper.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
3/On the other hand, story implication seems to be Bill Gross is out of control egomaniac who is going to ruin his firm if left unchecked.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
4/I should start by saying I don’t know Mr. Gross, I’ve never met him, I never deal with him in business, he’s in totally different domain.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
5/But the behavior described is completely typical of any highly-successful, high-functioning organization in any field I’ve ever seen.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
6/High-functioning business organizations aren’t Disneyland. There’s always stress, conflict, argument, dissent. Emotion. Drama.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
7/This exact same behavior/pattern is often found in both the best-performing companies in any space AND in the worst-performing.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
8/I often see young people entering business think it’s all going to be pattycake happyland, and if not, something must be badly wrong.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
9/So I read this story and I literally think to myself, boy, that sounds like Apple, Oracle, Intel, Cisco, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
10/Moral? Business is stressful. There’s constant conflict, emotion, even anger. Building a company is an intense experience, period.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
11/Harnessed properly, this is the crucible out of which high performance and great results emerges. Satisfaction of overcoming challenges.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
12/To quote Jim Barksdale, “This isn’t a family and I ain’t your daddy”. But together we can build great things & make our grandkids proud.— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)February 25, 2014
On Dr. King and One New Frontier — Tech Startups
The hilarious episode of an Uber New Year’s Eve. They really did try.
The night that I almost quit. It wasn’t the culmination of the worst day or month or year of my life. It was after my responsibility had shifted away from myself and towards my family. The toughest day of my life was at the point where I was finally standing back up — and not just economically or socially but emotionally. That night was rough for me because it was so unexpected. I had so much faith in the system and in merit that I overlooked the influence of personal feelings and motivations that motivate men (and woman). That night, my family was gone and I faced the news alone. The news was one thing but my self-talk exacerbated it. It made the scenario much worse. I lost, again and for the third time, what I put my life into. So I laid there on the floor with whiskey and other things. And in that moment, I had decided to quit. I wanted it over, all of it. But in that moment, I heard my four year old’s voice on the phone, ‘Daddy, please get up.’ Somehow, she knew that I was down — physically and otherwise. Like a sun ray, a sermon, or a breath of fresh air, I held out long enough for my sensibilities to take control. I’ve forgiven a lot of people but I’ve never forgotten a soul — they all drive me. My hopelessness became anger and my anger became a powerful catalyst. I am glad that I made it to that next morning. It reminded me that faith is real and so is hope. I owe that little girl the gross domestic product of the rest of my life, she got me through the ides of that March.
Thoughts before I put my angel to bed for Christmas morning.
I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.
The time is now, gentlemen.
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