Risk Something to Gain Something

*** “If you only do things where you know the answer in advance, your company goes away.” -Jeff Bezos I don’t run an operation the size of, and you probably don’t either. But all of us have ... Read More

First Videos from #WDS2013

The focus of WDS is on creating a strong in-person experience, so we don’t do any live-streaming. However, we also realize that many people who aren’t able to attend in Portland are interested in seeing what it... Read More

WDS 2013: Still Working On It

I had hoped to write up my comments on last week’s adventure with 2,800 people, but I’m still in recovery. There’s just too much to process, at least for me as the host. I hope to do so more next week in som... Read More

World Domination: Achievement Unlocked

Over the past few days I’ve had very little sleep at night and an amazing time from 5am to midnight. Working with an incredible team, we welcomed 2,800 people to the Rose City for an adventure like no other. Several hun... Read More

Offline for World Domination

WDS 2013 Ambassador Orientation Photo by George Mihaly *** Greetings from Ground Zero in Portland, Oregon. Today and tomorrow, thousands of people (yeah) are arriving in town for the third annual World Domination Summit. We k... Read More

Practical Ways to Burn the Ships

You may be familiar with the story of Hernán Cortés and his arrival in Veracruz. In order to prevent his crew from turning back from battle out of fear, he ordered them to burn their ships. That way, there was no return—t... Read More

How Does It Feel to Visit Every Country?

I left Norway and began a slow journey home via the Pacific. I’m writing these notes from a Cathay Pacific flight to Tokyo, where I’ll transfer on to Los Angeles after staying one night. After the end of the world... Read More