I joined Twitter on April 1, 2008, which puts me in the 84th percentile for my Twitter age, an early adopter. I loved the platform for many years, but recently Twitter and I reached a point of no return in our relationship. It's over. I think.
"You're already a cyborg." Elon MuskIn 2012 I noticed how addicted I was becoming to screens, mostly my phone. I wrote this article about it. To clarify, I was then, and remain now, a technology optimist. I am not the guy who wants to go off the grid and live in a tiny house in … Continue reading 4 Ways to Win Back Time From Your Phone
A switch flipped inside of me after college. I became obsessed with being successful and getting rich. I devoured self-help books like popcorn shrimp. How to Win Friends, 7 Habits, Think and Grow Rich, Richest Man in Babylon, Rich Dad Poor Dad, etc. etc. They worked me up into a frenzy. I wrote down goals. … Continue reading How to Get Rich Quick in Real Estate (kidding, it’s just another love story)
What follows is a somewhat disjointed collection of updates from the past month. I probably should have made this three separate posts, but I'm short on time and I wanted to memorialize some thoughts while they're fresh. Sad News About Our Move About a week after we arrived in Virginia we learned that the tractor … Continue reading Sad News, New Territory, 2 Great Books: 3 short posts in 1
Hello Everyone, I have some personal updates for all of our friends and colleagues out there. First, Kelly and I are excited to announce that we have welcomed our fourth baby into the family. Baby George was born on 5/16/2018 at 12:11 PM. He's a big healthy boy, born at 9 lbs 10 oz. My wife … Continue reading Demma Family Update
1984 is a book about power, life, government, freedom (or lack thereof) of speech, human nature, love, strength, and weakness. It's gripping, suspenseful, horrific, and at times, maddening. This post contains a summary of the book, some of my favorite (or most terrifying) quotes, and some applications for business people.
The primary job of a manager is to provide leadership for their team. To be a leader. But what is leadership? This post is about my definition of leadership.
Has it ever occurred to you that not only are you not doing a good job at work, but maybe you are actually making things worse? I think it’s a really good question to ask yourself, especially if you’re a manager. The answer might not be so obvious.
What does it mean to create a masterpiece? I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Here’s what I’m thinking.
Seattle is the fastest growing major city in the US, with hard census data showing 1,100 people moving into the area every week, and more recent estimates claiming over 2,000 people moving to King County weekly.
I have some “controversial” thoughts on family I’d like to share, a caution to people in their 20s and 30s who are “waiting to have a family”.
Jordan B. Peterson’s Maps of Meaning is like the legend that unlocks maps of our lives. What follows is my summary of Peterson's work.
I think I know how the rest of Game of Thrones will play out. No spoilers, just guesses. Guesses based on Jordan B Peterson's "Maps of Meaning".
There are difficult lessons for kids to learn and for parents to teach. One amazing resource for parents and kids is Jocko Willink's "Way of the Warrior Kid".
I have made some mistakes during my on-boarding, mostly centered around my ambition to start contributing quickly and my obsession with getting things done.