Flag Football Group Founder

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I not only founded Coalition Technologies but I also founded a flag football group that plays on the beach directly out front of my original home office. After the first year, I had grown the flag football group to around a hundred total members and we had 20 or so people consistently show up for games. Once I moved from that original home office to our new office in Marina Del Rey, I gave the group to Rich the biggest regular player and haven’t been able to play again since I have been so focused on Coalition.  Rich has since grown the group to 932 members with 70-90 people showing up each week to! It has even spawned a big spinoff group that plays in Santa Monica! Pretty awesome to see the growth of beach flag football, a super awesome sport that I was able to launch here in LA.

Rich just invited me to come back as a guest speaker (not sure where speaking comes into playing flag football lol):

Joel,
Great article about CT and your role as CEO. They left out the part about you also founding one of the fastest growing Meetup groups on L.A. as well. Don’t know if you noticed but we are nearing 1000 members! You will always be recognized for your contribution here as long as I am around. You should be proud of so many accomplishments. We are going to have a Summer Season Pep Rally/Kickoff at a local Venice establishment in a few weeks to coincide with our 1000th member attainment.
Would you be available as a guest speaker? It will likely be on a Saturday afternoon around 3:00 (after football). Somewhere around the end of the month. We are at 932 members right now so it will take a while before we get close to 1000. I’ll keep you posted!
Rich

 

Improving Facebook

I feel like Facebook would be vastly improved if instead of people posting only what they wish about themselves, only the truth about each persons updates were published. For example:

-Billy got blackout drunk today after his girlfriend left him for a lesbian.
-John sharted at work and waited till he got home to clean it up.
-Sally smells like rotting tuna carcasses today.

Wouldn’t you be much more interested in the Honest version of Facebook?

Coalition basketball team lost 23-25

In a close game where we led most of the way, we ended up losing by two points. We only had five players so by the fourth quarter we were all gassed, but everyone continued to play hard and battle for the ball. On the last play of the game McVerry got a great rebound and gave it to me and I chucked it downcourt to Hugo who did not have enough time to get a shot off.

Caring for Team Members

As the owner of my company, it has become increasingly clear to me that I absolutely must put caring for my team members over any other business objectives and goals. I have to rely on my team and trust them to do what is right for Coalition and the only way I can possibly be able to do that is to absolutely do the same for them. I offer a lot of benefits for our team here and I have been increasingly trying to give them the benefit of the doubt in every situation and treat people as well as I can. I still have a lot of room for improvement, but I am working hard at it!