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Friday Food 4 Thought: The Miracle

0 - Published August 19, 2016 by in Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“Work hard, play hard. You don’t win all the time. That is what makes winning sweet!” As we approach the closing of the Summer Olympics in Rio, which started while I was up at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament, earlier this month, I was reminded where I was – in Lake Placid, NY. Lake […]

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The Making of ‘Patient. Proficient. Persistent-2’

0 - Published December 18, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

Last year we had a piece titled ‘Patient. Persistent. Proficient.’ ¬†It illustrated¬†human hands stringing a head of a traditional wooden stick. ¬†Stringing a stick is hard – very hard. ¬†But what nobody knew was that¬†the¬†piece was part one, of a two part series. ¬†Instead of the traditional graphite, pen & ink mediums used, I made […]

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The Making of Respect

0 - Published November 23, 2015 by in Art, Childhood, Development, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Old School

(Writer’s Note: One of my biggest pet-peeves are weak handshakes. ¬†Actually, weak handshakes without direct eye contact. ¬†They bother me, really.) In lacrosse the face-off is the first play of the game, and as of recent, has been the play that usually exposes which team is going to win. ¬†But to me, prior to the […]

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We’re going Streaking!! (Streaker Sports x The Art of Lax)

0 - Published November 17, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking, Old School

Ha! You all remember that movie line? It’s funny, looking back, how a random and casual meet-up over hot wings led to a great list of project collaborations with Streaker Sports. But we’re not streaking, rather keeping our clothes on and adding some new ones to the list. Not too long ago we released a […]

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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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The Making of ‘Sticks Up’.

0 - Published September 17, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“Adapt, or go the way of the dinosaurs.” Those¬†were the exact words from one of my visiting professors in art school who was teaching a liberal arts class. ¬†He required that students email him the homework paper assignments, rather than type, print and “hand” in class. ¬†That was the mid-90’s, and not all students had […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: The Road Is Long (Pt. 2)

0 - Published May 1, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Old School

The first part of this series was written a while back. I got wait listed when I applied to the art school I eventually attended – The Pratt Institute. ¬†Looking back, I couldn’t believe it because the 4¬†years there felt like¬†“cake”. ¬†And coming from a successful, 4 years at a highly rigorous experience spent in […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: Plant This!

0 - Published April 24, 2015 by in Art, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

Every so often I go back to my parent’s apartment¬†in Manhattan with my¬†kids and spend a leisure time catching up. ¬†Most of the time, as they take advantage with their grandchildren, I usually go and try to find my old lacrosse equipment being hidden somewhere. ¬†I’m in awe when I find such old things not […]

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Perfecting ‘The Perfect Progression’ Shirt

0 - Published April 1, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“Without struggle, there is no progress.” (Frederick Douglass) It’s called ‘The Perfect Progression’. ¬†The drawing took about 2.5 years to execute. ¬†It was worth it because it was an idea in my mind for years and one I haven’t seen done before since I founded the business. ¬†But before the official launch to the public […]