My purpose in starting this blog was to simply have a place where I could share some thoughts and insights about business with friends and colleagues – nothing profound, just thinking out loud.
For those who don’t know me, I grew up in Philadelphia during the era of the Philly Sound. I was influenced by all of the sights and sounds of the time from R&B to the local folk scene. I started my career as a performing musician playing the clubs, frat parties, and coffee houses that seemed to be everywhere. After a decade of live performances, writing and recording music, I started a business career with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. As the District Manager of ASCAP’s Baltimore/Washington office I learned the business side of the music business while gaining effective negotiation skills. After shifting gears again with a move to Northern California, I entered the contract furniture industry and business-to-business sales in the San Francisco Bay area. Every step along the way has come with an important lesson that helped me be more effective in business and define who I am. I am a sales professional, a musician, an avid student of early American history, husband and dad.