How I Start My Day

Every morning I use a basic journaling routine to start my day. When I fire up my computer, the first thing I do is open my note-taking tool and copy/paste in my daily template. That template looks like this: *** Today’s Date – November 30th, 2021 Gratitudes The first thing I’m grateful for today. This could be something small like.. I’m grateful for this hot …

The Power of Perspective

This is one of my favorite times of the year. When people start asking questions like, “what are you doing for New Years?” it brings into focus the fact that the year is almost over. And then, inevitably, I think…..How did the year go? How do I feel about the year ahead? Whenever I zoom out and ask those more macro questions…I keep zooming out…I …

Tomorrow Will Be Better – Vote

On November 11th, 1947, on the heels of World War II, after the fabrics of government and society were torn to shreds in Europe, Winston S Churchill went on to say this: ‘Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that …

My Daughter’s First Pediatrician

Sometimes you experience something in life that’s rocks your core and makes you take stock of the short time we have here. Today was one of those days. My wife and I took our almost 8 month old daughter to see a specialist. I say “almost 8” because at month 8, the doctor wouldn’t see her. Our pediatrician told us that after month 8, it …

Decade Predictions and Pontifications

I’m late to this, but let’s do it anyway. Here are some predictions and pontifications for the next decade. Some I really believe and others not so much…although I wouldn’t be shocked if they happened. Travel Air drone taxies – we’ll be calling for on demand pick ups only we’ll get picked up and delivered by flying drones designed to transport humans short distances. Commercial …

Mentioned On Earnings Calls

Starting anything new can be scary. Where do I begin? What if it doesn’t work? What if I fail? What will other people think of this? What will they think of me? These are questions I hear far too often and the advice I give to people pretty much revolves around a few basic ideas: Just do it. Do it with awesome people. You’ll figure …

The Blood Soaked Screams At Starbucks

At 6:20am in a coffee shop you fully expect to hear things like, “Hi sir, what can I get for you today.” Instead I heard a loud car crash followed by a blood-soaked woman screaming at the top of her lungs… “Help! Help! My boyfriend’s been shot. Help!” All heads in the coffee shop turn towards the windows… I got out of the Starbucks line …

How Instagram Helped Him Quit His Job To Become A Full Time Artist

My favorite stories are all about hustle and Jeremy’s story is precisely that. In the fall of 2014, Jeremy Wolff quit his nine to five day job doing marketing and sales in the pharmaceutical industry. He did this while living in New York City of all places and took a huge leap of faith to pursue his dreams: being an artist. I spoke with Jeremy to get his story of …

Future Of Work Predictions For The Year Ahead

This post originally appeared on Forbes. We’re unofficially past the “Happy New Year” stage of 2017; that new year smell has almost entirely worn off, people are back from their sunny vacations in the Caribbean, and many are hard at work. A lot of enterprise tech trends have been predicted to establish themselves this year, but none is as buzzy as artificial intelligence. It has …