Zvi Band 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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“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”- Steve Jobs

I’m a strong believer in that perseverance is the underlying trait of any real accomplishment. The ability to recover from failure (however one characterizes a temporary setback) is increasingly more and more critical, and is what causes few to stand above others in success and achievement. I credit much of our progress at Contactually to the ability to, despite whatever challenges or disappointments occur, keep coming back the next morning and swinging for the fences.

I hope to instill this trait in our daughter, as it will serve her regardless of her path. While there are many ways to achieve that outcome, books remain a key tool. Nothing stood out to me that teaches the lesson well.

As a summer project, I wrote and published a book about persistence. It’s for sale on Amazon now.

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

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.