“Build” by Tony Fadell – Book notes

I really adore this book. It’s now in my top 3 favorite business books. I figured I’d share the bits that stood out to me while reading this book below: Learning Humans learn through productive struggle, by trying it themselves and screwing up and doing it differently next time. Work You should never kill yourself […]

This Is Me

I guess I’m not your typical CEO. I probably don’t talk like a CEO.  You won’t often find me dressing like a CEO.  Frankly, I don’t particularly care what title I have at work. I’m less concerned with titles and more interested in impact. The things that motivate me most are working alongside smart people, […]

“Powerful” notes

I highly recommend “Powerful” by Patty McCord as a very worthwhile read for anyone in leadership. Here are my notes from the book: Leadership Be ready at any moment to cast aside your plans, admit mistakes, and embrace a new course. People have power; Don’t take it away. A companies job isn’t to empower people; […]

Caution: Work fills the space you give it

For most of my career I’ve prided myself on being able to restrict my work schedule to just 40 hour per week. Most of my career I’ve been able to stick to this. I even co-wrote a blog post about it at one point. I took this past Monday off to have an extended weekend […]

Tiny House Inspiration

Over the years I’ve collected the following list of tiny houses that inspire me – in no particular order:

Coach Bill Campbell

I never met Bill Campbell. To be honest, I had never even heard about him until I heard Eric Schmidt speak his praises on the the Tim Ferris Podcast. I picked up a copy of Trillion Dollar Coach and I’m so very glad I did. This book is easily in the top 5 books I’ve […]

Japan, April 2019

Two weeks ago I travelled to Japan for the first time. I was there for 7 days. It was everything that I had hoped for. Below I’ll share a few select memories. Shibuya Crossing Roppongi Hills Mori Tower & Museum Akira in the Streets Vending Machines Capsule Hotel First Meal Cherry Blossoms Hie Shrine Pachinko […]

Everything I Wish I knew About Stock Options 15 Years Ago

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood Disclaimer: I’m a designer. I’m not an accountant or a lawyer. When it comes to stock options, if you’re not careful you can end up in a mess tax-wise. Be sure to consult with an accountant and a lawyer before considering any of the scenarios below. Slow your roll… You just […]

Hold Regular Negativity Audits

Photo by Tim Gouw What’s a negativity audit? It’s a simple self-evaluation that when held on a regular basis can highlight negative influences in your life. How does the audit work? It’s simple. Just ask yourself these 3 questions: What 3 people leave me feeling the most negative after I spend time with them? What […]

Handy Tip for Creating Full Length Screenshots

There are a number of tools out there that specialize in creating full-length screenshots of a website, but did you know that you can also use Chrome’s Developer Tool to accomplish the same thing? Check it out, first pull up any website: Next, right click and select “Inspect”: Once the dev console is showing hold […]