Happy 2015! Three months late, but better late than never. The blog has been stalled because I spent the first quarter reworking the main website and branding. Now that it’s finished, I’ll hopefully be catching on the blog.
This first entry of the year is just a great story. I photographed Dan at the end of last year for the cover of Entrepreneur. Back then he was getting noticed more for the type of business he runs at Gravity Payments. Now, his face is all over the media because he recently raised the minimum salary at this workplace to $70,000. It’ unheard of today in an age where a CEO’s wage is some astronomical figure and many of the employees who make the company profitable can barely make ends meet. Dan is trying to change this income gap and assure that people that work for him won’t have to struggle to make a living.
From the little time I spent with Dan, I got the sense that he’s super genuine and also very intelligent. It was a true pleasure meeting and making his portrait. He’s taking a huge risk by implementing the salary changes while dropping his own salary to same 70k. Hopefully it will work out and create a new model for businesses worldwide.