The Bare Necessities For Newborns

Having a baby is difficult. Not just the physical birth part (I hear that’s rough, too). But there’s so much “stuff” out there for babies – what kind of video monitor do I get? What toys? What are the bare necessities for my newborn? My wife and I are self-proclaimed life hackers. We like to get the most from the …

A quick update (May 2017)

4 years in between posts on the old blog. A lot has changed since then… We bought (and sold) a house in Denver, CO. I got my Executive MBA (including a trip to South Africa and Rwanda). We got a dog (Mr. Winnie). I built the website in exchange for said dog. We moved to Fort Collins, CO. We built …

A quick update

Whew… 2013 has come and gone. It’s been crazy, it’s been fun and it’s been a lot of work. A lot of people have asked what I’ve been working on, so I thought I’d write a quick post. The Move We moved to Colorado a couple months ago to be closer to Jessica’s (my wife) family. We moved, stayed with …

Did you feel less productive yesterday? You’re not alone.

Was it tough to get up after daylight savings time? Even though it was Monday, was it tough to get through the day? You’re not alone. A new study looked at the number of workers “cyberloafing” (that was a new term for me, too, don’t worry). Cyberloafing is simply the act of people lounging around the internet, not doing much. …

Does remote working work?

By now, you’ve heard everything about remote working: The Zappos CEO doesn’t work from home. Yahoo! is no longer allowing remote workers. Best Buy, one of the innovators in a remote workforce, has revisited their work at home policy. Jason Fried preaches telecommuting more than a baptist preaching hell, fire and brimstone. Aetna swears by their telecommuting policy. Who is …

What’s up with all of the “Sponsored” posts in Facebook?

I’ve been seeing a lot of complaints from friends about the sponsored posts in Facebook. Some people are wondering why their customers (or “fans” or “likers”) aren’t seeing all of their posts. I put together a quick video to explain it.  

The Gmail productivity feature you don’t know about, but need – auto-advance

This little Gmail feature has increased my productivity incredibly over the past week. I’ve spent the past week trying to check email only a couple of times a day and this little feature is perfect. When you archive a message, instead of going to the inbox, it simply goes over to the next message. Remember: your inbox is NOT your to-do list. You …

Get your sound bite right. Your guide to creating and using sound bites.

Sound bites are remembered. Sound bites are played on the news. Sound bites get you hired. I’ve got a million of them. I save them and collect them. I’m really ADD and it’s tough for me to pay attention for long periods of time. I learned the power of the sound bite from my pastor Ed Young. He’s an incredible …

Want to be a better public speaker? 5 takeaways from the Presidential Debate

Don’t worry, this post won’t be talking about Democrats versus Republican or the best tax strategy – I’ll be focusing on the key things you can take away to become a better public speaker. 1. Public Speaking is tough. Be prepared. If you’re anything like me, the worst speeches you give are the ones where you are the least prepared. For …

3 ways to reclaim 520 hours every year

If you’re anything like me, you have to constantly struggle to keep up with the ever-changing technology world and social media. Here are a couple of new ways that I save time every day that add up to save me hours a week: Hello Launch Ticker, Goodbye Google Reader I realized, very quickly, that I could spend all day reading …