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Blog

My thoughts on family life, entrepreneurship and social media. Learn how I use these things to prepare for the next big thing.

Bio

Just a little bit about Dans background: Family, Marine Corps career and a brief summary of where I’m going.

Podcast

Dialogue with former military leaders turned entrepreneurs. Why they took the leap into entrepreneurship and you can too.

Dr. Gordon Whitehead | U.S. Marines to the Boardroom

Dr. Gordon Whitehead | U.S. Marines to the Boardroom

Dr. Gordon Whitehead is a leader with experience in business management, business development, information technology, and bringing new products to market. Gordon received his Bachelor of Arts from Oregon State University in Business with concentrations in both Business Administration and Finance, and a Minor in Japanese. He later graduated from George Fox University, a private liberal arts university in Newberg, Oregon, with a Doctorate in Management and as a Richter Scholar. ...

Heather Dopson | U.S. Air Force Veteran & Social Media Entrepreneur

Heather Dopson | U.S. Air Force Veteran & Social Media Entrepreneur

Heather Dopson is a proud Texan and veteran of the United States Air Force. After serving four years, she got a job with Texas Instruments and later on became a police officer. She currently helps brands understand how to incorporate social media into all facets of their company and she has an unwavering passion for helping people build their personal brand whether they are entrepreneurs or employees. ...

Military Entrepreneur Interview with U.S. Marine Eric L. Mitchell of #SocialHangout

Military Entrepreneur Interview with U.S. Marine Eric L. Mitchell of #SocialHangout

The founder, creative genius, military entrepreneur, and unstoppable force behind #SocialHangout, Eric L. Mitchell has never been accused of being shy. This hard-charging United States Marine attacks issues with the same enthusiasm and drive he displayed while defending our country. Well-known within the SaaS community and tech circles, Eric is no stranger to the Silicon Valley playbook, having been a founder, acquired (twice), and built start-ups from the ground up. Passion is the word that best describes Eric Mitchell, who currently advises several tech startups and is instrumental in their success. Eric spends his free time rooting winners -- the San Francisco Giants. ...

How Marines Use Social Media for 21st Century Recruiting

How Marines Use Social Media for 21st Century Recruiting

Like many, you might have a stigma associated with military recruiters. Ceaseless phone calls, high pressure sales, and four letter words may come to mind when these guys call asking for you or someone you know in attempt to “recruit” them. I had the opportunity to serve as a Marine Corps recruiter for the last nine years, I supervised recruiters for the majority of that time. Our mission is to contact as many of-age people as possible to determine qualification and interest- then sell them on the opportunities in the Marines... we'd contact people primarily through phone calls and canvassing the local area. As you can imagine, this can make for a long day. ...

Gratitude Makes it Worthwhile

Gratitude Makes it Worthwhile

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this last year’s events and express thankfulness. I feel an attitude of gratitude enhances our lives and makes them more worthwhile. Experiences, people, and things in my life that make me want to strive to do better; this gets me out of bed in the morning: ...