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NFL 2012-13 Season: Desperately Seeking Cinderella

Today comes close to a religious Holiday for nearly every red-blooded, sports lovin’ fan in America, the first Sunday of the NFL Season. Every year there is at least one breakout or Cinderella team that comes out of nowhere and captures the hearts of a nation. Who will it be this year? This year I pick the Buffalo Bills. Quarterback […]

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The ‘Little Red Hen’ Shall Define the 2012 Election

My wife, Tanya, and I were talking this weekend about the upcoming Republican National Convention happening this week in our hometown, The Tampa / St. Petersburg area, and who will win in November. Tanya’s opinion is that the outcome of the election will be determined by where voters stand on the parable of the ‘Little Red Hen’. What? I was […]

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Did I Wake Up in East Berlin?

Driving to my office in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL has me passing by Tropicana Field where the Rays play baseball and opening ceremonies for the RNC will be held Sunday night. The barricades normally used to create the Grand Prix track on our bucolic city streets have been moved into place around the stadium and around the Police Station and […]

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Overnight Success at Contact Synchronicity, Twenty-One Years Later

By David Repka, C0-Founder MinneapolisDigiart Hi, my name is Dave and I’m a deal junkie. I’ve made a living connecting people, opportunities and capital since the mid 1980s. My primary assets are the relationships, contacts and connections I have nurtured over my 26+ year career. My contact management system has evolved over the years to handle this growing network: keeping […]

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Seeking Branding Company with Exceptional Follow Through Skills

I am humbled that a uber-successful friend has asked me to help him create a branding strategy for his rapidly growing private equity investment firm. It is one thing for me to manage my personal brand and my core company: Webservices-Milwaukee from the comfort of my sofa on nights and weekends. It is quite another thing for me to manage […]

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Young Men with Unlimited Capital Seek Compelling Investment Opportunities

By David Repka In an earlier blog post I mentioned my relationship with a “socially conscious” investor looking to invest equity in companies (and commercial real estate projects) that can get Floridians back to work.  If that post was the view from 50,000 feet let me bring the view down to 10,000 feet so some additional details can be seen. We have been […]

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My Thanksgiving Theme for 2011: GRATITUDE

Backstory: Since 1996 my wife and I have been honored to host Thanksgiving Dinner at our home for friends and family with 30 to 60+ guests not uncommon. We assumed this family tradition after the passing of my father in 1996. My late father was an English major at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and an attorney / judge by […]

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Happy Veterans Day: Freedom is Never Free

Says it all…    

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11/11/11 Is Nigel Tufnel Day

This Friday is Nov. 11, 2011 (aka 11/11/11). Or, to put it another way, it’s Nigel Tufnel Day.  Enthusiasts of loud (if not necessarily critically acclaimed) music know all about Tufnel. He’s the fictional rocker from the semi-fictional band Spinal Tap who loves to turn his amps up to 11 when he needs that “extra push over the cliff.” What better time […]

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Happy 236th Birthday United States Marine Corps

Today we celebrate the 236th Birthday of the USMC. Let’s not forget the gratitude for their never-ending vigilance. May God Bless the United States Marine Corps.   The Marines’ Prayer Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, […]

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