Why I Traded in My Black Belt for a White Belt

A couple of weeks ago, I took the plunge and signed up for HapKiDo. HapKiDo is sometimes called the “anti-martial art” because it emphasizes deflection and leverage. HapKiDo techniques use joint locks, strikes and dynamic kicking. I’m a black belt in TaeKwonDo. Why embark on another martial art, especially when my TKD journey has just […]

Looking Back on 15 Years in Business

A couple weeks ago, I got to host a big party to celebrate Matrix Group’s 15th anniversary. A couple hundred staff, clients, former staff, friends and partners showed up and enjoyed great music, awesome food, a chance to say hello to their favorite Matrix Group staff, and even hear my Top 15 Moments in Matrix […]

Tips For Keeping Your Office Open During a Snowstorm

Last Wednesday afternoon, with not one snowflake on the ground, schools and local jurisdictions were announcing closures in advance of Thursday’s monster snowstorm. In the past, I would gotten up early the day of the storm to make the call re: keeping the office open or following the federal government’s lead and close the office. […]

When It Comes to Company Culture, Sometimes CEOs Should Just Get Out of the Way

A candidate for one of our jobs recently commented that he loved the company culture at Matrix Group. To be honest, I was initially suspicious. What could he possibly glean about our company culture through one interview and one tour of the office? But I was also curious since recruiting top talent is an imperative […]