In Chapter 14 of 21 in his 2011 interview, Phil McKenzie answers "What Has Been the Most Humbling Experience to Date Building Your Company?" For McKenzie, the humility comes from letting go of pride of ownership and understanding that rejection is part of business and not every offering is right for potential clients or partners. McKenzie is the founder of Influencer Conference, an international event series bringing together tastemakers across the arts, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and technology. He is also managing partner of influencer marketing agency FREE DMC. Previously he worked in Domestic Equity Trading at Goldman, Sachs, & Co. He earned his BA from Howard University and MBA from Duke University.