Remembering Steve Jobs’ Inspiration

Wow….My wife and I were at a wonderful restaurant in a private room with 8 great friends and business associates in Charleston, SC when the news of Steve Jobs death came across my phone.  Everyone at the table had their devices out reading the news.  Nine out of ten of the devices at the table were Apple products or inspired by Apple products and the 313 patents and thousands of innovations Mr. Jobs inspired during his too short life.  To quote the President, “Steve Jobs put the internet in our pocket” – and with it, the gateway to most human knowledge and connectivity in something that costs about the same as a nice pair of shoes or a good bottle of wine.  I think of four things that stay with me and I think will stay with me for the rest of my life as loyal member of the apple community, which will be forthcoming in subsequent posts.

The ABCs of Maga: A is for “All-Nighter”

If we have done anything in the past (almost) 5 years at Maga, it has been to establish a unique kind of personality and culture.  Founded in the Affinity Lab space in Adams Morgan, Maga’s culture is based on the notion that a creative firm in DC must operate in all kinds of environments (many not that creative), partnerships, customers etc.  We worked hard at the lab, and then later in our own space, to build a company that is dedicated, team-oriented, fun loving…an alternative to the larger, more corporate environments that are strewn across the beltway in the Metro DC region.  We wanted to cultivate a local, walk-to-work mentality, where people would have a bit of the ‘third place’ to find their passion. Continue reading The ABCs of Maga: A is for “All-Nighter”