Zvi Band Relationships are our most important asset.

Inception

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Diplomacy is the art of letting somebody else have your way. – David Frost

As Contactually has continued to scale, I’ve given away more and more ownership of the company to the appropriate internal leaders. While I remain ultimately responsible, that doesn’t line up with having ultimate decision making. Any overriding of decisions risks undermining the ownership of the respective leader.

I find that, more and more, influencing the direction of the company requires less direct convincing, instead, subtle campaigning until the outcome is achieved. When it happens, it will be unclear whether my involvement had any impact. No matter, as the end state is all that matters, as opposed to whether or not I had any positive impact on it.

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Zvi

Coder & Founder. Co-Founder & CEO of Contactually. Organizer of DC Tech Meetup & ProudlyMadeInDC. Always in search of the best breakfast burrito.

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Zvi Band Relationships are our most important asset.

Zvi Band

Founder of Contactually.
I'm also passionate about growing the DC startup community, and I've founded Proudly Made in DC and the DC Tech Meetup.