Opportunity #2:  Research


I’ve met thousands of people who don’t know how to get where they’re going, but they know they want to get there now/today.  If you haven’t seen the “underpants gnomes” episode of Southpark, go check out their Master Plan.  There’s a reason this is called opportunity #2.


You have zero excuse not to be well versed on the field you want to grow within.  

A composer who can’t name conductors or soloists who would champion their style is a long way from success.

A start-up entrepreneur who doesn’t understand the competition in his/her space is beyond misguided.

An architect who isn’t aware of the iconic modern and historic buildings in the town they live in hasn’t considered the larger purpose and principles of their profession, just their craft.


It seems like common sense, yet a majority of people, when asked, can’t name the most important part of setting yourself on a new path—research.  

David Homan

David Homan is a composer and musician, the executive of a nonprofit organization, and specialist in connecting who has built a network of thousands of peers and colleagues internationally. He regularly sits with start-up founders, philanthropists, and business leaders for informal conversations to keep them motivated and to find the strongest and simplest solution to the challenges they face. He has raised millions of dollars through multiple campaigns, put on sold-out events for thousands of people, advised conferences, staffed panels, and still manages to leave work on time--most days.