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Accountability – 72 Years Later.

0 - Published June 6, 2016 by in Development, Inspiration, Leadership, Risk

‘Sports’ and ‘Art’ aren’t just my sole interests in life. 72 years ago, on this day, was labeled ‘D-Day’ and some have considered it the ‘most important day in the 20th Century.’ I read the book by Stephen Ambrose back in art school, not for a class, but for self-enrichment purposes. It remains one of […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: Just Listen

0 - Published April 29, 2016 by in Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Leadership

“You’d be surprised about listening. Listening doesn’t cost anything. Listening is free.”  (Richard Branson – founder, Virgin Group) (Writer’s Note: A very happy birthday to my former intern, Brian Pollard. You may have gotten a first hand experience in new product development and marketing, but you really taught me a lot as a business founder/owner.) I’m […]

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Harpoon Brewery–What If?

0 - Published October 21, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking, Old School, Risk

(Writer’s Note: Let’s file this one under “what if?” In the crazy and adventurous world of entrepreneurship, there are a lot of “what ifs” involved. “What if” it does work?  “What if” it doesn’t? “What if” we don’t try?  The last kind of “what if” is the worst! In the summer of 2013 we had quite an […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: NIKE–I DID IT!

0 - Published October 16, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking, Old School, Risk, Tournaments

(Writer’s note: Let’s file this post under ‘PERSONAL’.  Did you know Thomas Edison was told by his teachers that he was too stupid to learn?  He invented almost 1,000 lightbulbs before he finally invented one that worked.   This post is not meant to be an attack.  It is meant to be a personal driver and confidence […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: Coach/Player

0 - Published February 27, 2015 by in Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership

  My grade school in NYC needed an art teacher fast, so they got in touch with me and asked.  With the offer came other responsibilities such as academic advisor, and school publications designer.  I was busy.  Just before spring break the school’s head lacrosse coach had to take time off for paternity leave, and I was […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Co-Founders

0 - Published August 8, 2014 by in Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking

My recent post on Wed. included this pic (above) of me playing in goal, along with the two other people who I co-founded the Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Club back in 2005.  Dan Mirsky (#7), Dan Sheff (#8) and myself, Vinnie Ricasio, (#1).  We started the team because NYC needed another post-collegiate lacrosse team and most of […]

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The PASSION of Jobs (from Steve)

0 - Published August 26, 2011 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking, Risk

A job vs. a career. A job is something you do simply to earn money; a career is a series of connected employment opportunities. A job has minimal impact on your future work life, while a career provides experience and learning to fuel your future. A job offers few networking opportunities, but a career is […]

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Creating a Perfect Storm!–Brooklyn Lacrosse/The Art of Lax™

2 - Published July 15, 2011 by in Art, Business, Development, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking

(Brooklyn Lacrosse/The Art of Lax™.  Champions, 2011 Salt Shakerz Invitational. New York City) “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden (Former coach, UCLA Basketball. 1910-2010) We knew what our reputation was in […]

Everything Counts

1 - Published November 16, 2010 by in Art, Business, Childhood, Entrepreneurship, Lacrosse, Leadership, Risk

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.  Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” -Colin Powell (former Secretary of State) One of my lacrosse coaches in boarding school was a man named David Reece, who has most definitely, taught me the importance […]

Accountability

5 - Published November 12, 2010 by in Leadership, Risk

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” – Stephen R. Covey Yesterday was Veterans Day.  I’m very thankful for those who have and presently serve in the Armed Forces.  I think of the word accountability a lot in work, owning a business and running a lacrosse team.  I’m reminded of General Eisenhower, the night before the D-Day invasion landings […]