My quick review of Mountain Lion

Everyone else seems to be giving there two cents on Mountain Lion. Mine won’t be over 26,000 words, but here’s a couple things I’ve found. Overall, Mountain Lion is MUCH faster than any previous OS. I can’t describe what it is, but over really it just feels like my Mac (Macbook Air) was given shot of espresso. I’ve switch to …

The secret to being likable from Will Ferrell

I love Will Ferrell, he’s hilarious. Let me introduce you to one of his techniques that I learned in improv training and Will uses all the time. It’s the “Yes, and…” secret. It’s the secret used by many comedians, politicians and CEO’s. The premise is simple, you always agree with what’s being said and build on it. Here’s a great …

Hate paper? Try Shoeboxed.

For those of you that don’t know me personally, I hate paper. I wish I could say it’s because I’m an environmental nut, but I just hate organizing when it’s not necessary. I recently came across the new service called Shoeboxed and it looks awesome. If you have lots of receipts or paperwork that needs to get scanned, Shoeboxed is the answer. Here’s how …

7 Things You Should Know (Monday Edition)

  1. What was behind the tasteless Kim Kardashian/Auora tweet last week (below)? Turns out the company behind the tweet outsourced their social media to a non-US company. 2.  It costs $450 in marketing to make someone buy a $49 Nokia Lumia. I guess that’s not a positive ROI. Obviously, this doesn’t count the elevated brand perception and earned media, …

Nest Review: Hot or Cold?

Let my start my review of the Nest Thermostat by saying that I think it is an incredible product. They’ve taken a product that I would never, ever think twice about and made me want to spend $250 on it. That takes some sizzle. The marketing and product are amazing, however it didn’t work out for me. Today, I returned …

How to get the most out of your vacation

I just returned from a week-long vacation with the family in Glide, Oregon. Here are a couple of things I learned from my vacation that could help you get the most from your vacation. 1. Turn off your email. This is number one for a reason. In reality, you should do turn off your email more often. The funniest thing will …

The plan that started it all for me: The Slow Carb Diet.

I first read The 4 Hour Body about a year and a half ago. It completely changed the way that I think about dieting. First of all, no diet is ever successful in the long-term. You need to find a plan (notice how I didn’t call it a diet at the title?). This plan needs to work all the time. It needs to allow …

What’s Killing Us

What’s killing us has changed, a lot. In 110 years (a blink in the eye of history) we’ve completely changed what kills us. Here are some amazing takeaways: Overall, we’re living longer. Which could lead to more cancer deaths. We’ve somehow managed to make Heart Disease the number one killer of humans. Something that (for the most part) can be prevented. People …

iPad Bed Readers – What’s wrong with America?

I first thought this was a joke. But no, this iPad bed reader is a real Kickstarter project. Fellow bed-loving iPad lovers have pledged over $30,000 to this. Wow. Here are a couple of the many things wrong with the iPad bed reader: First of all, your bed should be for sleep, not entertainment. In fact, the bright light of a …