Hi… I’m Glen Lubbert, and I’m writing this blog to explore how to thrive in this always now, instant feedback, data streaming, 140 character world we all live in. Professionally, I’m known as Chief Imaginaut and CEO of Mojo Interactive. At Mojo, I get to explore the nature of trust relationships in business with a great group of people who create tools that build trust for patients connecting with a health or wellness provider and empower those service providers with a relationship building platform of specialized Internet solutions.
Prior to bootstrapping Mojo and inspired by Kevin Kelly’s WiRed and Mondo 2000, I wrote for early online services such as Prodigy before riding the dot com wave of the late 90s working interactive positions at trade associations and ending up in San Francisco as Director of Online Development for WomensForum.com.
With Mojo’s HQ in Orlando, I split my time on each coast, which gives me lots of travel time. It’s time I enjoy and allows me some quiet thinking bench moments for reflection, gratitude and dreaming. It’s my respite from the 140 character world.
My outlook on life and business is that it’s all an adventure, and I wake up eager to explore and be challenged every day. I’m still learning, and I believe it’s a virtue to pass on and share what I discover.
I look to explore new ideas with those I meet and to stretch my boundaries in all areas of my life. That means I try to push out of my comfort zone, continual improving, while enjoying talking to talented people about their passions.
One adventure I love is my annual trek to Burning Man — a source of endless imagination and way to tap into that imaginaut child.
I’m an occasional speaker, recently speaking about instant feedback and social media’s impact on creativity and workplace collaboration including talks at the TEDActive conference and South By Southwest (SXSW). Most recently, I spoke about Mojo’s efforts to build transparent accountability in a collaborative democratic workplace at the WorldBlu Live conference. Mojo was twice certified as a democratic workplace in 2011 and 2012.
Attending conferences is a great way to meet fascinating people, and I love the learning atmosphere. These conferences top my list: TEDActive (pictured above), SXSW, Dreamforce, and the Wisdom 2.0 Summit… or on Utah Street for Myles Weissleder‘s fun start-up night SF New Tech. I also love my Meetup’s including my favorite, the San Francisco Quantified Self Meetup.
I have a degree from the School of Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University and am a Bay Area member of the CEO leadership organization Vistage. I’m a founding member of TEDxOrlando, a TEDActive Bay Area Host, a recovering Division 1 800-meter runner (1:52), and a writer, including on Twitter @glubbert & here on my blog.