Mike Wolfsohn, former ECD of Ignited, (you may remember him from the Zappos RFP brouhaha) is starting the new year with a new shop he’s co-founded, High Wide & Handsome.
The origin of the name? It’s explained on their home page.
The first known use of the phrase “high, wide and handsome” appeared in the Bucks County Gazette, November 1881: “Among the many improvements on Market Street, few are so conspicuous as the high, wide and handsome building on the corner of Eighth.” Since then, the expression has come to describe a resourceful, relentless and utterly comprehensive approach to accomplishing a task: “Hold nothing back…go high, wide and handsome.”
Mike’s partners at High Wide & Handsome are John Truscott and Magnus Morgan. Best of luck, guys!