Leadership Through Messaging

It starts with buy-in. You and your team have just been dropped into the Pacific Ocean. They are looking to you for leadership and vision. They need to know that someone has a plan and things are going to be ok. Achieving goals truly consistent with vision is a very real challenge. It takes repetition,…

Discover, Explore, Validate

In an age of ever-increasing products, services, and competition it is not only important to stand out, but to properly convert buyers into customers. Whether in-person, on the web, or on the phone, there exists a basic structure by which a buyer will learn about your product or service and become a customer. Discover Buyers…

5 apps I cannot function without

If my phone were to limit me to 5 apps tomorrow, I would have to go with these. Omnifocus My entire life is run on Omnifocus. Without this app everything stops. Omnifocus helps me stay focused and always thinking in both short-term and long-term cycles. I break my lists into priorities: Day, Week, Month, Ongoing,…

5 Must Have/Brew IPAs

India Pale Ale is far and away my favorite beer. I favor the IPA both when brewing and heading down the aisles of the liquor store. The IPA has it’s roots in England in the 18th Century. Pale Ale’s became big as brewing started using pale malts, barley lightly malted, creating a lighter, smoother ale….

5 Reasons To Start Brewing Beer This Weekend

I started brewing a couple years back when my friends pushed me to give it a shot and I fell into it…hard. From extract brewing to all grain to kegging I went all in and built up pretty quick. Brewing is a ton of fun and a great experience for a lot of reasons, but…

The Digital Ecosystem

I had the good fortune to present on the Digital Ecosystem at Minnebar 9 this year. Minnebar is a great event, lots of great people, and Ideas. Highly recommended. The presentation walks through three main components: Evolution of Needs How Technology Satisfies Them What Technologies are Doing This Please enjoy, and connect with any questions….

10 Leadership Lessons From Rage Against The Machine

If you have ever heard of Rage Against The Machine you know they are loud, political and passionate. If you have ever seen Rage play live, you will never forget the experience. I have been a big RATM fan for a couple decades now and have seen them live several times. Their passion, message, and…

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Whether just starting out or a seasoned veteran, we can all learn from the many different perspectives that exist in the library of humanity. The below list of books have not only helped me grow in a career and business context, but have also helped me navigate and understand our human history and helped me…

How Racquetball can help your career

I have played racquetball for about 7 years. During that time I have gone from terrible to somewhat less terrible. Along the way I have learned several lessons that helped me develop myself and prepare for the twists and turns of my career. I didn’t know it at the time, but these lessons have not…

Build a Sustainable Business Like a Fire

If you have ever tried to build a fire, you know that there is skill involved in building a sustainable fire. It can be incredibly frustrating to get a blaze going only to have it fizzle out 5 minutes later. Using gasoline or another form of accelerant is expensive and is not a sustainable strategy….

The Power of Networking

I’m an INTJ. As an introvert, it is not in my nature to initiate conversations. In my younger years I was a total wallflower. My roles over time have forced me out of my shell and I am grateful for every single opportunity I have had to overcome any fear of socializing. This process is…

Getting Your Idea Through

Boom, there it is. A wonderful idea. It came to you one day. You have sat on it and thought through the ramifications of x, y and z and concluded this is awesome. Now what? Well, now you have to pitch it. Just like any business idea, convincing your kid to do their homework or…