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The Generosity of Smashburger Guests

Growing up in a large, tightknit family, there were many values my parents taught us kids. One of those was the importance of giving back, either through volunteering our time to a cause we believe in, or charitable giving. Today I’m lucky enough to be in a position to continue those lessons by trying to set good examples for my own children. Continue reading

How To Build Wealth With The Currency of Happiness

There’s one question I get asked professionally more than any other. “How do I become wealthy?” I was talking to my friend Jordan about this recently. He’s fresh out of college, making a salary that probably doesn’t quite cover even the basics. I remember living off of those numbers and it was tough. Jordan, like a lot of people, would like to build wealth. Also, like most, his salary and bonus alone probably isn’t going to do that. Continue reading

Shut Up Legs: Two Business Lessons We Need To Learn From Sports

To make your business a success, you must possess two critical elements. First, a real passion for what you’re doing. Second, an unfailing understanding that in business sometimes it’s two steps forward and one step back. There will be lots of challenging weeks and dedication and persistence are what will get you through. Continue reading

Our Heroes, Our Aspirations, Cycling at 60 MPH

I’m very fortunate to be involved with a number of business ventures that I have a real excitement for. The USA Pro Challenge cycling race is a great model for how tenacity and passion pay off. At the bike race last year, staff members took incredible shots of enthusiastic fans, cheering on racers, waving signs that read “Shut Up Legs.” Continue reading

Here’s One Time You Don’t Want Too Much Technology: Pizza

I worked as a welder through college and learned something on job sites. When you’re developing a new building, if you don’t get the foundation right, you’re in trouble. Continue reading