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Come to the DC Entrepreneurship Dinner

I'll be speaking at McIntire's DC Entrepreneurship Dinner next Thursday, if anyone would like to attend.  Here's the information from McIntire.  Hope anyone interested in DC Entrepreneurship can attend!

The McIntire School of Commerce invites you to join fellow young alumni  and McIntire alumnus Daniel Odio-Paez for dinner and discussion with notable DC-area entrepreneurs.

Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Old Ebbitt Grill | 675 15th Street, NW | Washington, DC 20005 | (202) 347-4800

Daniel Odio-Paez (McIntire '98) is a Co-Founder and COO of PointAbout, a company that makes the Internet "location-aware" and relevant to mobile phone users worldwide. Previously, he was the Founder of Cardéa Commercial Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real estate brokerage specializing in replacement property for investors, and DROdio Real Estate Inc., a residential real estate brokerage. Daniel has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and TLC and in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, for his innovative use of technology in the real estate market.

I'll be speaking at McIntire's DC Entrepreneurship Dinner next Thursday, if anyone would like to attend.  Here's the information from McIntire.  Hope anyone interested in DC Entrepreneurship can attend! The McIntire School of Commerce invites you to join fellow young alumni  and McIntire alumnus Daniel Odio-Paez for dinner and discussion with notable DC-area entrepreneurs. Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Old Ebbitt Grill | 675 15th Street, NW | Washington, DC 20005 | (202) 347-4800 Daniel Odio-Paez (McIntire '98) is a Co-Founder and COO of PointAbout, a company that makes the Internet "location-aware" and relevant to mobile phone users worldwide. Previously, he was the Founder of Cardéa Commercial Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real estate brokerage specializing in replacement property for investors, and DROdio Real Estate Inc., a residential real estate brokerage. Daniel has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and TLC and in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, for his innovative use of technology in the real estate market. This dinner will be an excellent opportunity for young alumni in the DC area to discuss entrepreneurship while learning from accomplished professionals of diverse backgrounds and interests. Fellow entrepreneurs Andrew Freitas (Operating Partner with the largest Papa John's franchisee in the Washington, DC, market) and Leo Tucker (Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network) will join Daniel in leading discussion throughout the evening. We are excited to collaborate with Hampden-Sydney College for this event. Young alumni of Hampden-Sydney College will be joining us. Dinner includes three courses, two drink tickets, all taxes, and gratuities. To attend, please register and submit a tax-deductible donation to the McIntire Annual Fund in the suggested amount of $65. The McIntire Annual Fund is the most important source of funds for the day-to-day operation of the School, supporting all facets of student life and alumni services. Your support makes a huge difference, and your gift is greatly appreciated! Attendance is limited. Register today to reserve your spot.

D-Day: DROdio-izing Day 1

On SEBASTIAN MARSHALL

I'm a big believer in the "Four Birds" philosophy of life - whenever possible, I want to kill four birds with one stone. I want to produce, consume, learn, and connect - all at the same time if possible. And the more I layer on top of that, the better. Can I enjoy, relax, recharge, adventure? Five birds? Six birds? Why not?

While other people are watching a movie passively, can I make a couple interesting notes from the dialog and research what it's inspired by? Can I show the link between a new movie and an old Kurosawa Akira movie? Can I publish that, creating a cool way for people who like cinema to learn, and to connect with people who like great cinema? Can I consume the movie, produce an insightful review and research, learn more about cinema and art, and connect with good people all at the same time? Can I enjoy the process, relax even while working, recharge and feel invigorated, and perhaps it'll lead to an adventure? Seven birds with one stone? Why not? We all get 24 hours per day, if I want to be doing massively important things, I can't be taking it one bird at a time.

I've been working on this lately. When I start consuming something great, how can I also produce something for my friends and colleagues, learn more in the process, and connect with great people?

I've been looking for these opportunities for a while, and I'm starting to see them everywhere. Today, I'm pleased to announce DROdio-izing Day 1.

I came across Daniel Odio a little more than a week ago on Hacker News. He comes across pretty brilliant to me - a rare mix of strategist/tactician/teacher. He's a technology entrepreneur who built high technology into an established business - real estate - before moving into development. When I found Odio's site, I was really impressed. But the article that really pushed me over the top was - "Why Henry Ford Would Love Blogs." I felt like - wow, this guy gets it. A grasp of history, high level strategy, an understanding of how and why to make decisions, and how to turn high level strategy into solid tactics. And he can communicate it clearly and teaches how to think that way. Wow.

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