Don was named New Jersey’s most influential tech leader by ROI-NJ in its inaugural “ROI Influencers: Technology” list.
Imagine the perfect tech visionary for the state of New Jersey.
They would see a coming technology before anyone else — something such as books on tape or what is now called digital spoken-word entertainment — name it Audible and grow it into a multibillion-dollar business.
They would see the true power of another tech company before others — a company such as Amazon — and join forces with it, bringing in $300 million while doing so.
They would see a need to have a bustling middle class of workers in urban centers — such as Newark — moving their company there long before it was cool to do so. And they would hire city residents and encourage and incentivize their employees to become city residents.