Like so many of you. I was Meme'ed. So here goes...
Who is your favorite musical artist?
I am a pretty avid music fan. I studied music in college (I know, what the heck was I thinking?) But, in all fairness, it was actually Music Recording Technology. As far as favorite musical artist, I would have to say John Mayer. He’s a great guitar player (although he makes the weirdest faces when he plays).
Who is your favorite artist?
Australian Photographer Peter Lik. I first saw his work when my wife and I were honeymooning in Maui. He shoots on Fuji Velvia film which gives amazing color saturation! His photos are absolutely amazing.
If you could meet anyone (alive or dead), who would it be and what is the most interesting thing about them?
I actually have a few…
Steve Jobs – He took a nearly bankrupt company and made it successful (and hip).
Bill Gates - Gates told his professor he would be a millionaire by age 30. He became a billionaire at age 31.
Henry Ford – We all know he was responsible for the moving assembly line - but that actually caused him problems. Every month, half of his workforce would turn over due to the boring work. In one day, he doubled everyone’s daily wage from $2.50 to $5.00. Suddenly, employee turnover disappeared. This was one of the critical factors that allowed him to double his company profits from 30 million to 60 million in just two years.
Who has been the person in your life that has had the greatest impact on you?
If my Mom or Dad is reading this, please read this answer.
Without a doubt it would have to be my Parents. They always encouraged me and backed every one of my harebrain ideas.
If my Wife is reading this, please read this answer.
Without a doubt it would have to be my wife. Stephanie is a pretty amazing woman. She is a stay-at-home mom to our two great kids. But, besides being a great mom, she is also a pretty incredible business woman. Much of our company’s success has been a direct result of her ideas and initiatives.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I think I always had the entrepreneur bug in me. In middle school, I setup a multilevel marketing system for selling candy. Yes. I was a candy pimp! I was always a fan of music and technology so Music Recording was an obvious fit. I had my 15 minutes of fame when I went to New York and had a 2 week working interview at Sony Studios with Britney Spears / Backstreet Boys producer Eric Foster White. Those two weeks made me realize that I didn’t want that life. I was offered the job but ended up turning it down.
If you could do anything what would you do?
I know it sounds hokey, but I am pretty much living my dream. I have an amazing family and own a successful business where I can use technology to help educate people and watch them succeed.
What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know?
You can use a phone’s dial tone to tune your guitar. The dial tone is 440Hz (The “A” note above middle “C”.) Just tune that to the “A” string on your guitar.
The standard tuning on a guitar is E A D G B E. My mom (who taught me to play) taught me a sentence to help me remember – Elephant And Dogs Got Big Ears. Apparently she was a better guitar teacher than a grammar teacher!
What's your favorite game?
It would have to be college basketball. I’m 6’4 and live in ACC country so I have no choice but to love it!
If you could live in any point in history what would it be and why?
History? You mean that time before the internet? Now why in the world would anyone want to live in history?
When you look into the mirror, who do you see?
A taller version of my dad.
What is the most interesting job you have ever held?
I started a music lessons business where I taught piano and guitar lessons. I know. Not very interesting.
What is the worst job you've ever had?
I was actually an electrician one summer. Uhh, not fun!
What is your biggest missed opportunity?
Before blogging was “cool” a client came to me and told me he wanted us to create a blog for him. He kept telling me that “blogging is going to be huge.” Instead of listening, I told him that it was just a fad! What was I thinking?
I guess now I am supposed to tag more people. However, since I have been tagged so many times. I think this "meme" has plenty of traction without me adding more people to the list.