Parents at the Park

I was at the park the other day running around with my kids. We played freeze tag, did a little skateboarding (which mostly means I’m running & hold them next to them as they’re learning to balance), laughing and chasing one another. It was a ton of fun and great exercise. I saw another parent… Continue reading Parents at the Park

At what cost?

My wife mentioned wanting to buy a couple of books from Amazon. Easy to accomplish and they’d arrive in 2 days, at most. We have a book store down the street, but delivery is more convenient. But what’s the cost? What am I giving up? We’ve heard about the horror stories of the inhumane environment… Continue reading At what cost?

Praise for the Middlemen

“So you’re basically a middleman?” He didn’t mean to be offensive, but that’s how I took it. Whenever I’m insulted, I try to pause and zoom out and look at the bigger picture. Middlemen, and women, are everywhere. They’re adding value, context, convenience, and process and packaging and marketing. They’re seeking the value upstream, magnifying… Continue reading Praise for the Middlemen

Heartbeat 15

Welcome to the Heartbeat- a roundup of interesting facts, studies, news, and tidbits on health, diet, and living your best life. More evidence supporting the Yamanaka theory behind muscle regeneration. Wearables data provide another angle in overall health. Good news. Fat around organs increase risk of failure. Beta-sitosterol, found in avocados and pistachios, found to… Continue reading Heartbeat 15

Writing tools

I use 3 different computers on a daily basis, several phones, and a couple tablets- all part of the job. I use a handful of digital writing tools- Text Edit, Pages, Notion, Confluence, and Gutenberg (WordPress, which this website is using). I’m intrigued by others- such as ClickUp and Roam. I really think taking notes… Continue reading Writing tools

EV Tipping Point

Yesterday, Ford announced the F-150 Lightning- an all electric pickup truck, and I think this will be the tipping point for EVs. The writing has been on the wall for a long time for electric vehicles. I’m a fan of the technology largely because the reduced environmental impacts. But also because electricity is a better… Continue reading EV Tipping Point

Heartbeat 14

Welcome to the Heartbeat- a roundup of interesting facts, studies, news, and tidbits on health, diet, and living your best life. Considered me good. 2 sardines a day keeps diabetes away. Regenerative agriculture is needed now more than ever, otherwise 1/3 of our food will disappear. I’ve wanted chickens for a while, can’t deny always… Continue reading Heartbeat 14

Zoom Fundraising

Starting a business has dramatically changed. A year ago, many people would never have downloaded Zoom to hear a friend’s business pitch. A decade ago, I remember friends going on “road shows” to a group of people and putting funds into an escrow account until the round was fully subscribed. Today, founders are able to… Continue reading Zoom Fundraising

Making time for hard thinking

I lead a handful of meetings every week. These are standup- same day, same time, same attendees week after week. It usually takes a full hour to talk through priorities, new developments, upcoming milestones & deadlines. Even with a consistent set of participants this takes time It’s exhausting. And I’m not the only one who… Continue reading Making time for hard thinking