Speakeasy debuted at number 47 on the Inc 500 list of the US’s fastest growing private companies in 2002; in 2003, it was ranked at number 41.
It was so offensive, I asked Jesse Harris (who was my AS at the time) if he would take the call and act stupid to fight the fight against misogyny.
At a meeting one morning after about six months or so of starting my job, Mike Apgar turned to me and asked what I thought. In my experiences, this wasn’t how CEOs typically behave.
Finding success as an upstart Internet Service Provider in the early days of the web wasn’t easy.
I have always thought that myself, you can teach anyone anything if they are willing to learn, but you can’t train attitude.
It’s rare that you work with a group of folks that you want to spend the rest of your evening hanging out with after a full day in the office.
About a year after the fire, Tom and I moved to the building next door to the old Speakeasy Cafe. If we crawled up through our skylight to the roof garden, we could walk right into its burnt out hulk.