Going for It: Woman Warrior

An attitude for success

Last week my adopted home town of San Diego played host to some of the top companies in my field during the first annual San Diego Music Technology Summit.

Part conference and part electronic music festival, the summit was one of the most thoughtfully executed events that I've been to in sometime.  The success of the conference is due, in large part, to the attitude Roland Ligtenberg, the conference organizer, brought to approaching it.

Roland is a co-worker of ours at The Hive, and the close proximity gave us an inside view of the conference, from planning to execution. Two things about Roland stood out to me:

1) Humility--Roland brought much humility to organizing the summit,
and in doing so made himself receptive to the talents, skills and
relationships of those in his community.

2) Generosity--When Roland approached Bandsintown about
participating, he asked us first how the conference could be helpful
to us and our business.

To be sure, Roland had a great team, supportive investors and carefully cultivated relationships, but I believe these characteristics were the elements that tied it all together and made everyone that much more invested in his success.


Alexis Rodich

 |  September 23, 2010; 6:39 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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