A message from Entrepreneurs’ Organization CEO, Vijay Tirathrai, to Accelerator Participants:
THE EO BLOG
By Graham Marsden, Director of Marketing, Entrepreneurs’ Organization
The Early Days of .gif Files
Think back to the early days of the internet, back to the time where you went to the store and shelled out a hard-earned $40 to purchase a screensaver featuring flying toasters in order to prevent screen-burn on your bulbous CRT monitor. Now remember the visual smorgasbord that the best internet marketers were employing at the time – an all-in appeal to grab your attention for more than a fleeting second. Yes, I’m talking about the early days of the animated .gif file format.
Jason Forrest, EO Fort Worth Member and CEO of Forrest Performance Group
By Joe Apfelbaum, EO Brooklyn member, Ajax Union
When I joined EO, I was 75 pounds heavier than I am today. I remember sitting at a Warren Rustand event with a beer in my hand thinking to myself, why are all these successful entrepreneurs in shape, and I’m the only fatso in the room?
The problem was that I was completely unaware that I was obese. Sure, I knew that I was fatter than I would like to be, but I focused on my business and I didn’t think that my health impacted the way I showed up in the business. Making my business the number-one priority before my personal well-being held us back.
A positive and energetic culture around the office is not something you can, or should, fake.
Tom Turner, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member from Nashville, is the co-founder and steward of purpose of DSi, one of the nation’s leading providers of advanced electronic discovery and digital forensics services. We asked Tom how company culture can help businesses generate new clients. Here’s what he had to say:
In 1998, Enron executives wanted to entice investors with their newly created commodity trading center, Enron Energy Services (EES). They played host to a group of Wall Street analysts who walked through a room filled with giant television screens, computers and employees making deals and taking trades over the phone.