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2013 Year in Review

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Posted in Celebration by Joel Gross

The final day of 2013 has arrived and it is time again for me to reflect on how 2013 went.

Coalition Technologies:

  • Wins:
    • The company has nearly doubled in size this year over last year
    • We have the best team we have ever put together now
    • We had multiple big wins for our clients
  • Losses:
    • Employee turnover was way too high, Justin is production manager now to assist with improving this problem. I am personally improving my management style and trying to learn how to better inspire and motivate people.
    • Our margins have been much narrower than in the past due to our growth, poor scope management and poor account management.


I have improved at rock climbing (able to lead up to  half of 5.10cs without rest or falls) and have leaned down to 200 pounds. Ideally I would like to lean down to 195 and lower my bodyfat to 7-8%. I also would like to improve my diet to having 2 60 oz blender drinks each day consisting mostly of vegetables. In 2013, I averaged 1 blender drink four days a week.

Romantic Relationship:

Redacted due to request.

Family and friends

I do not spend nearly as much time as I should with my family and friends. I do not see this improving in 2014 as the business continues to suck up more and more of my time. I will have to try to find ways to creatively fit in more time with both.