“From Avocation To Vocation: How I Turned My Hobby Into A Career” With Benjamin Fonzé

An interview with Phil La Duke

Phil La Duke
Dec 19, 2019 · 8 min read

Delegate quickly and as much as possible. At the beginning, I wanted to do it all myself, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but as soon as your company grows, not delegating can be very damaging.



  1. If you are going to hire more than 10 people, hire an HR manager first.
  2. If a candidate looks great but you have a feeling something is wrong, don’t hire him/her. Your instincts are usually right.
  3. See your competitors as a motivation to improve.
  4. Don’t be too modest. Be bold and ambitious.

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Phil La Duke

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Author of “I Know My Shoes Are Untied. Mind Your Own Business” and “Lone Gunman. Rewriting the Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention

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Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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