March 07, 2011
“For organizations, the why is born out of the very reason or purpose the organization was founded. The problem it set forth to solve or the change it wanted to make.”
We founded DeucesCracked in late 2007. We were five professional poker players and coaches from all walks of life, joining together to form a shared vision of a place where people could come to learn and discuss the game that had given us so much opportunity. A place where people could learn and discuss better. All of us felt we had been lucky to be in the right place at the right time. All of us felt like we had something to give, and all of us wanted to give back.
In the years since, Rob, Joe, Chris, Chuck and I (and now Aaron Gerdes, who has been there all along behind the curtain) have poured our blood, sweat and tears into growing DC into a worldwide leader in poker education and community. Startups take over your life -- time blends into itself as you’re consumed by the vision: you think about it 24/7, reading and Skyping and emailing and IMing and eating and drinking it. It ceases to feel like work, and as a result, a lot of your ideas become reality. Fast forward a few years and if I take a look around I :). We have somehow, with your help, managed to nurture the best community of people dedicated to learning and talking about poker on the Internet. We lead the way in innovative thinking -- many of our video concepts and technological developments have become staples of the modern poker training industry. Being a DeucesCracked coach commands quite a bit of respect in the wider poker world, and our coaches and lead instructors are consistently looked to as thought leaders in our field. I can say proudly that our original vision for DeucesCracked has not only been achieved, it’s been surpassed.
So what now, right? We’re three months into 2011 -- what are we doing and why? Thus, this blog. We’re going to start with about one post a week. You’ll hear from the founders, some coaches, some great poker writers. Our goal is to peel back the veil and show you the mind of DeucesCracked, to give you some insight into what ‘s going on behind the scenes and how we are changing, just as the game itself continues to change. What do I do? Why do I do it? These are the central questions every poker player needs to answer. If anything, we’ll keep showing you how to answer those questions. If anything, we'll keep showing you how to answer them better.
So say we all,
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