So, how’s the new gig? pt. 1

I get this question a lot recently and I’ve started developing a talk track around it. I really appreciate the interest but I know most people are being polite so I don’t bore them with all the details. I’ll give you the short answer and in a later post give you the long answer where…

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What “Remind me” really says

“Remind me” is a phrase I tend to use at home, specifically when it comes to chores. It’s also a phrase I caught myself trying to use when I started exercising again. What you’re really saying is, “I don’t want to be held accountable”. It’s a way of passing off responsibility to others without appearing lazy….

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Good Job

After a tough day or even tougher go-live sometimes all you need to hear is “good job”. Maybe it’s the millennial in me or a more basic human need to receive a bit of recognition but after a long few weeks and unnecessary stress those two words from a senior leader are really all the…

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No No No. Not In My House.

Wired and Forbes have started to shut readers out using ad block. They’ve taken the Dikembe Mutombo approach to ad free readers. Wired gave me 60 seconds of reading time before throwing a splash page in front of me asking to turn off my ad block or to pay $1/mo for an ad free reading…

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25

25. What an age. What an interesting cross-section of life. It’s really one of those ages where you can finally tell a story and need to a quote a year that it happened. “Oh it must have been 2002 or 2003 when I first saw Return of the Jedi.” Before 25 every story only happened “a…

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Five with Fiverr: My Fiverr-versary

Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide. via Wikipedia Fiverr is a great marketplace where anyone can offer a service starting…

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“Favorite” Is Such A Strong Word

I’ve had this blog title sitting in my drafts since July 25, 2013. So almost two years now I’ve been thinking and avoiding favoriting tweets. I only have one tweet favorited and that’s from The Points Guy who did a video response to one of questions. Looks like Twitter was reading my mind, and my…

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Mint losing its appeal?

I woke up to this friendly marketing email from Mint: Text of email: Come back to Mint! We’ve noticed you haven’t logged into Mint for awhile, which means you’re missing out on some great new features. But you don’t have to take our word for it. We have over four million users, and here’s what they–and…

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Stuck in an Idea Rut

I have a OneNote called “Business” where I store all of my startup/company ideas. I generally map out the business plan, store all my research and then share it with a select few for feedback. It helps me flesh the idea out before I spend a whole lot of my time pursuing it. I currently…

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