40 in 240

Back in 2010, Todd Schnick approached me with an idea about writing a short e-book about what it takes to succeed in business-and in life. He called it “40 in…

Double Wrap

Earlier this week I posted this photo of how I wrap the cords for my MacBook Air’s power cable. The Internet subsequently exploded. Something like 20,000 people retweeted, reposted, or otherwise…

Crunch Time

It doesn’t matter what you do, where you do it, or how good you are. Inevitably you’ll have that day, that moment. The moment when it all comes to a…

My Hobby Took Over

The year was 1988. Some of you were still in diapers, your mother’s wombs, or the imaginations of your yet to be parents. It was my Freshman year of high…

Trust Starts Small

They say you decide whether you like a person less than 90 seconds after meeting them. That’s pretty quick. A snap judgement, perhaps. Trust takes much longer. It requires consistent…

Memorial

This was written by my father and posted on Facebook. He said it better than I could, so I’m reposting it here. My Dad gave his youth to this country….

Not Listening

No ringtones, email, or GPS. No earbuds. No playlist. I left that device at home. My heart, lungs, and motion are the rhythm. Pushing, pulling, lifting, sweating. Faster and further. My…

Go Forth and Prosper

There you sat, excited and accomplished. A carefully selected orator reciting a commencement address to the class of 2010. Your dreams are fresh, vivid, and tangible. It feels as though…

Upside of Failure

No one likes to be wrong. It hurts. You repeated “Achilles, Achilles, Achilles” in your head while raising your hand in 7th grade math class. No, Timmy. Pythagoras created that…