Success On The Internet Is
All About Teamwork!
When you work with us we embrace the philosophy of possibly the greatest football coach ever...
Bill Belichick is the head coach of the New England
Patriots. He is the only head coach in National Football
League history to have won 3 Super Bowls in 4 years.
How did he do it? His players, although talented, are
not the big names in the sport. He is organized, that’s
for sure, but other coaches are organized too.
I heard him talking one day when asked about his secret.
He is modest and you have to listen between the lines.
What I found especially interesting was his recruiting
process. It seemed to me that the secret to his success
was the way he selected players for his team.
When looking for players Bill looks for talent, no
question about that. But talent is only part of the
equation. What he is trying to ascertain in the interview
is whether a player is in it for the love of the game
or in it for what he can get out of it. For example,
when interviewing a prospect and they start talking
about what they want (in terms of compensation and special
treatment) he knows things are not going in the right
direction. If he detects their primary goal is what
they can get out of it he will pass on that player,
no matter how talented they are. He will opt instead
for the player who loves the game, even if they have
He knows that great players are the ones who play the
game because the love it, not because they are being
When you look at a Belichick team you don’t find
many blue chip, marquee players. The big ego, what can
you do for me players have no place in his organization.
Instead he surrounds himself with unsung, blue-collar
guys that get the job done. These aren’t the type
of players that bring a lot of hype. These are the guys
that work every day, whether the spotlight is on them
or not, improving steadily because they love the game.
Put together 40 of these players and you’ve got
a force to be reckoned with.
We applaud the Belichick approach because we’re
the same way. People ask me, when did you begin programming
a computer? The answer is when computers began. Then
they ask me, when did you start on the Internet? Then
answer is when the Internet began. We have been programming
computers and on the Internet since the beginning. We
do it because we love it. We’d be doing it even
if we didn’t get paid. That goes for me and it
goes for everyone working here. Like Bill Belichick,
we ascertain an employee’s love of the game. That’s
the determining factor for us. We have no use for the
big ego. We want hard working, blue-collar types
who love what they do.
What happens when you adopt the Belichick philosophy
of passing on big name players? He is operating in THE
most competitive field there is – the field of
professional football. And guess what, his teams have
risen to unprecedented levels of success. No team in
the history of the league has had the success he has.
When it is your time to put an Internet expert on your
team pause a second. Who do you want? Do you want the
big ego, what can you do for me firm? Or do you want
the blue-collar guys in it for the love of the game?
We’ve learned one thing watching the New England
Patriots - it’s the unselfish, hard working team
that rises to the top!