Healthy Competition at DMC

 Danny B: DMC's not competitive at all, I would say. I mean, at least not competing with me at my level.

Rick Rietz: If you're not competitive, you may not enjoy some of our social events. We do a lot of sporting activities, skill level games, so I think you'll find everybody here has a streak of competitiveness in them, which also makes it fun to work here.

Ryan Taylor: Apparently in 1918 during the Olympics, someone set the world record for standing long jump at like 3.2, 3.3 meters, so he put a piece of tape down at 3.8 meters, or 3.18 meters from a starting point and basically had each of us try three different long jumps to see how close we could get. I think DMC got two-thirds of the way there, but within that we tried to see who could long jump the farthest. 

John Sullivan: I say that when I was interviewed by Frank, one of the first questions that he asked me when he saw that I was a university cross country runner was how fast did I run the 8 k; because Jody, who had currently been high on his throne for a long time, was ready to be overthrown, so I came and took him out of his place.

Ken Brey: I guess I'm very competitive, which is odd in that I'm not particularly athletic or good in certain types of competitive events, but I guess I give it my all and pick things I might have a chance at winning at.

Danny B: I don't know, We hire a lot of type A personalities, so anytime there is a go-kart race, or a paintball game, or pretty much anything you can objectively score, or even subjectively score, I think a number of people get pretty into being on top.

Jimmy Condon: Everyone wants to win and I think bringing that to a work environment definitely helps. Everyone wants to be the best.

Ken Brey: DMC.

Deborah Nunaley: Smart people.

Leon Grossman: Expert solutions.