Plastic Bottle Tiara

Ever see something beautiful and then realize it’s actually trash? I went for a walk the other night and as I got close to a street light I saw something sparkly on the road. It was about the size of my palm, and glittering in the street light, and flattened, like it had been run […]

Top 10 Facts About Horses Every Startup Should Know

First, my apologies, loyal readers. You are probably wondering why I didn’t post last week and I’m excited to tell you why! This week I’ll be cross-posting content that I’m composing for my new business. It’s called Unstoppable Startup and our sole purpose is to help startups succeed. That’s right, I’m getting paid to do […]

Best Advice: Don’t Take Advice

If you want to get better at making good decisions practice making your own decisions. Maybe you’re lucky and you already make good decisions. Maybe you don’t need to make good decisions because you are good at football, baseball, and lacrosse, darts and basketball, and poker, golf, and chess. The rest of us learn to […]

Spring cleaning like a software architect

Everyone knows how to clean. Throw out trash, move dust and dirt around until you can’t see it anymore. Wash, rinse, repeat. I’m developing a system for living with the clutter through my spring cleaning process. Specify clear goals (Are they feasible?) Make a plan (Can it be delegated?) Commit to a timeline (When will […]

5 Keys to Making a Living from Freelancing

7 years ago when I was working in a cubicle in Bellevue I thought I had made it. Good money, good benefits, interesting work at a fast paced company. Then came the crippling anxiety and quietly building rage. Those side effects seem inseparable from high profile agency jobs with six figure salaries. When I was […]

Critical Thinking vs Critical Feeling

That feeling when you know someone is wrong on the Internet… It’s the overlap in the middle of the Venn diagram between Critical Thinking and Critical Feeling. On one side you think they are wrong and on the other side you feel that they are wrong. Combine those two experiences and you’ve got a self-righteous […]

Want to Get More Done? Head East.

Have you read that to be more productive you should wake up earlier? Me too. I’m in Montana and I’m starting to believe it’s true. We’re crossing time zones and I’m waking at the same time of day so I get up a whole hour earlier now. My primary team and almost all of my […]