Mark Rickmeier believes in the power of failure. He’s the CEO of Table XI, a UX research, design, and software development company based in Chicago. Table XI has helped massive clients such as Tyson Foods, AccuWeather, Northwestern University, Jimmy Dean, the YMCA, the Journal of the American Medical Association and so many more. Mark has only been at the helm of Table XI since October 2016, but he’s called the tech world home for nearly two decades. Over the last 18 years, he’s created more than 100 mobile apps, custom-built web applications and intuitive user experiences. In 2014, he founded the Operations Conference to bring together a global community of software companies, and in 2017, he co-founded the “Walkshop,” a multi-day hiking and design-thinking experience for leaders, executives and entrepreneurs to get offline and build new connections across the industry. Tune in as Mark discusses his trips around the globe, learning through playing games and why “busy is the new stupid” is his new life motto.