Rest in love @downtowntony. Meeting him in 2011 at Summit At Sea was a pivotal moment in my entrepreneurial life. I had two @eatdrinkwild restaurants at the time we met and was still early in my career. We hit it off right away – his eccentric sense of humor was right up my alley and his brilliance and generosity of time and spirit really wowed me. Beyond that, I felt really seen by him. His belief in me grew my belief in myself, which was pivotal and felt really important in my early entrepreneur days – he helped me feel like I was on the right track. Going to downtown and opening up a restaurant together was a wild experience and I got to also visit @zappos regularly and see how he was running the massive business – it was always a happy alive place that was consistently buzzing with ideas. He helped me dream bigger than I thought to dream in my own life just by observing his. His book #deliveringhappiness was gamechanging for me too as I was building my companies and loved getting inside his brain both up close as a friend and also in his written words. We spent a lot of time together at @burningman, in Las Vegas at the downtown project and he showed up last minute to several fun debaucherous, unforgettable weekends. He was the full package: kind, caring, thoughtful, curious, brilliant, disruptive, funny, irreverent, eccentric, spontaneous, on time, measured, out there, quiet, demure, powerful, sweet. This world just lost a big dreamer and doer but the stardust gets him now. You are free Tony. Blast off
We can choose suffering or we can choose joy We can choose suffering or we can choose joy
Thumbs up for LIFE! Thumbs up for LIFE!
We are who we practice to be We are who we practice to be
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