No Luck, All Work

For the January 2021 issue, Fort Wayne magazine approached One Lucky Guitar to contribute to a special, themed section of the magazine looking at the decade ahead in our community—the principles we’re building on, the trends we can leverage, the gaps we need to fill. In pondering “As a city, where do we want to be in ten years, and why?,” editors asked, “Hey, OLG, how might we instill a spirit of 24/7/365 creativity in our city? How do you folks do it?” We’re honored they thought of us. OLG [...] Read More

The Soundtrack of Our Lives

The first song on the first day was “Badlands” by Bruce Springsteen. It was November 2000, just about twenty years ago, in one-half of one-half of a duplex on Columbia Avenue. Windows open, cold air blowing through my kitchen office, I turned it up so loud the whole zip code could sing along. Something about that song—the way it captures the duality of life, the duality of the journey. It’s so angry, but so uplifting. So indignant, but so driven. It sounds like a coming-of-age, like a revolution, like a [...] Read More

Fifteen and change.

Executive summary: September 2019 marks our fifteenth year at 1301 Lafayette Street in downtown Fort Wayne. We’ve spent the last 3,840 days (along with a healthy dollop of nights and weekends!) with great coworkers, great clients, great collaborators, great neighbors, and great music—in the heart of this great city. Feeling all the gratitude, and we’re fueled by an explosive amount of energy for this community’s future, and our role in it. Onward. Click here for a PDF of the timeline above. Unabridged version: Before moving to 1301 Lafayette, I was [...] Read More

Our Favorite Productivity Tools

At OLG, we work with a rather excruciating commitment to the quality of our relationships and our work; thankfully, we share a healthy dollop of laughs along the way. We like to say that each and every month, there’s a pretty good chance we’ll look back in twenty years and say, “{insert month}, {insert year}? Yeah, that’s when we were at our best.” That can be a high bar. How do we get over it, time and again? It’s all about the team, and arming each other with the tools that [...] Read More