My Favorite Travel Accessory

My favorite travel accessory may surprise you. It’s not a MacBook Air, a Mophie Battery Charger or even earplugs. It’s the Jawbone Jambox. I love music and it’s a shame to miss out on it during a trip. The Jambox has an incredible battery (it last for about a week with regular use) and really good sound from something that’s about …

Everything You Know About Nutrition And Weight Loss Is Wrong

Last week I posted a blog titled, “Stop Working Out to Lose Weight.” As expected, it got a lot of questions, comments and criticism. I thought I’d take a couple of moments to clarify and add some insights – including why most everything you know about weight loss is wrong. I’ve found the best solution for me (and people like me) …

Stop Working Out To Lose Weight

I’ve tested out a lot of different things to lose weight and get into the best shape of my life. Here are a couple of the things I’ve tried: The Four Hour Body P90X Yoga Heavy Weight Training Running Eating a really low calorie diet Eating a no-carb diet/AKA Atkins Eating tons of fiber Many people questioned why I had …

Cool Product Alert: The Fitbit Aria Wireless Scale

I’ve been a huge FitBit fan for a long time now. For those of your not familiar with the FitBit, it wirelessly tracks your activity throughout the day (and even your sleep at night). Think of it as a pedometer on crack. Whenever you walk near a syncing station, it sends the information, automatically, to the FitBit site. You can …

What I love: Dollar Shave Club

I love things that disrupt a major product or service. I love saving money. So, Dollar Shave Club was perfect match for me to try out. Take these Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razors. They are $28 for eight razors. $3.50 a piece. CRAZY expensive. With the Dollar Shave Club, you can get razors for as little as $1/month. Yes, you read …

How Did The Tupac Hologram Work?

After seeing the video of Tupac at Coachella, I was really curious about how it all worked. It was obvious that it was a re-created, digital version of Tupac, but how did it look like he was really there? I did some research and found the video above. It’s actually a very old technique (from the 1860s), called Pepper’s Ghost. Using …

Why Amazon Is Awesome

Amazon does an incredible job at many things (shipping, customer service, etc.). They also do an amazing job with personalization. This morning I got this email: I read (or at least start) a lot of leadership and business books. I love to learn how other make money and run businesses. This is an ad. But it doesn’t feel like an ad. …

Experimenting Works, Early Results Are In

After just one week, I’ve been working with my friend Aaron, to get more in shape and lose body fat. You can read more about the fitness and health experiments in the earlier blog post. Here’s the first, early result after one week: he’s lost two inches around his waist. That’s awesome! He’s also given me a bit of feedback and …

How This Man Got Ripped, While Working Out Less

I recommend you read this: How I Got Ripped At 500 Startups | TechCrunch. A couple quick points: Focus on the points with the highest ROI – in other words skip cardio. Eat less carbs (and more protein). I would recommend eating even more fat. He focuses on a caloric deficit. I actually don’t agree. It’s not how much you eat, it’s …