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  • Writer's pictureJared Yellin

It Takes A Village To Take Me Down



“There is one day each year where I am absolutely ruthless. I allow myself to take people down. I allow myself to bring out my inner child. I allow myself to do anything to win. This day is April Fools, but 2021 was a very different year...”

- Jared Yellin


You probably know me as a really inspiring, mature, grounded young man…


And 364 days a year - you are 1000% right.


But there is one day…


One day when all bets are off…

One day when rules must be broken…

One day when tears are okay…


Listen, I am not a savage beast, but I do show up differently on April 1st…


But - this was not always the case.


I am a prankster by nature, but 7-years ago at the original SYNDUIT HQ, I experienced a completely different April Fools Day.


My team was ferocious and I don’t think anyone left the office without crying at least once…


String was tied across doors to trip people…

Clear tape consumed chairs so people could not get up…

Water machines were hacked leading to very very wet shirts…


And the list goes on and on and on…


I don’t like being on defense so I stepped up my game and I won…


And this day, 7-years ago, gave me a new standard for April Fool’s!


Until 2021 when a VILLAGE, called CILA Labs...TOOK ME DOWN!


There’s nothing more to say other than to watch the video below...in its entirety!




But I Do Have ONE Final Point…


CILA freakin ROCKS!


I have never seen or experienced a culture like our company…


People SHOW UP with 110% of themselves and they WORK HARD and HAVE FUN!


CILA launched in June of 2020 and really began to take form in September of 2020. In less than 6-months we have grown to over 200 people, 50 tech companies in the portfolio, a status of the most vertically integrated company in the world and the list goes on and on and on…


And do you know why?!?!?!


The video from above…


TEAM - FREAKIN - WORK! (aka TOGETHER we achieve more!)


The team spent 3-days preparing for this moment…


They had an operations manual…

They had a fallback plan…

They enrolled the entire company…

They created an environment where WINNING was the only outcome…


And this is why...


CILA freakin ROCKS!


We only have ONE gear…


WE WIN and…

We MAKE SURE everyone also WINS around us...


With all due respect - you are CRAZY to launch a tech company without us - apply today - I guarantee it will change your life: www.cilapartner.com


Live with Intention,


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