blog – February 16, 2021

'Let My People Go Surfing,' by Yvon Chouinard

Dream 10X Blog Yes America, apparently it is possible to find a job that lets you surf at lunch time. Look no further than Patagonia, the eco-conscious, family-oriented business culture started by Yvon Chouinard in Burbank, California in the early 1970's. This book ('Let My People Go Surfing') about the company's early beginings, how it survived an almost devastatingly tough period in 1991 yet came out a sustainably growing, stable company on the other side, provides some great philosophies all companies should consider weaving into the fabric of their own corporate culture. Read More ›

blog – February 09, 2021

A Mooving Podcast About Sustainable Farming

Dream 10X Blog Last week we spent some time at Ovoka Farm in Paris, Virginia, learning a few things about what it takes to run a working livestock farm. And come to find out, it ain't easy. However, Cindy had an amazing time learning about raising livestock from her sister, Karen (a former high-powered attorney from Chicago), and came away energized by the whole experience with a desire to 10X her life raising livestock and working the land in a sustainable way. Read More ›

blog – February 01, 2021

Valley Boy And The Maltese Falcon

Dream 10X Blog The Maltese Falcon is one of the largest and fastest sailing vessels in the world. She is a marvelous example of technological innovation allowing for single-handed operation on the 'Big Briney.' After catching a glimpse of S/Y Maltese Falcon online, I had to find out more about her owner, which led me to the reading of 'Valley Boy - The Education of Tom Perkins'. Welcome to the world of high-tech venture capital (VC) investing. And it all started with Georges Doriot at Harvard Business School... Read More ›

blog – January 19, 2021

'The Ride Of A Lifetime' by Robert Iger: How To Chart An Incredible Career

Dream 10X Blog Robert Iger started working for ABC 45 years ago as a young Studio Manager. I'm quite sure that when he started his job at ABC he had no idea where the journey would take him, culminating with his leadership role as CEO of Disney. While at Disney, Mr. Iger has added tremendous value to the Disney brand by acquiring highly creative and energetic companies such as Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Centry Fox, melding these companies into a creative juggernaut much greater, and more valuable, than the sum of their individual parts. Read More ›

blog – January 05, 2021

'The Snowball' by Alice Schroeder: Meditations On The Oracle Of Omaha

Dream 10X Blog Can you imagine being a Stock Broker in 1929 during one of the largest stock market crashes in American history? Howard Buffett, Warren Buffett's dad, started working as a Stock Broker in 1927. Warren Buffett was born just ten months after the great stock market crash of October 29, 1929. He was the second child of Howard and Leila Buffett. Hard financial times and plunging stock (and dollar) values framed the background of Warren Buffett's entrance into the world...a world in which he was soon to dominate. Read More ›