Every Friday, venture capitalist Fred Wilson features a recent Kickstarter project that he just contributed towards. Today’s featured project was Remotely, remote meeting cards that provide meeting goers and leaders with the tools to communicate effectively, connect with others, and have fun. Here’s the video showing Remotely in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZIqpymoJZ0 Here’s the story behind Remotely, … Continue reading Maybe this is the sign I’ve been waiting for
In a post this past week on Fred Wilson's wonderful site - AVC.com - he wrote about his venture capital firm's latest educational investment, Sora Schools. I spent some time reading about the school, and it sounds marvelous. Here is some information from the school web site: Sora is a live, virtual high school where … Continue reading Is This What High School Should Look Like?
Seth Godin notes that today is the 11th year in a row of daily posts to his blog. He estimates that this amounts to nearly 5,000,000 words since his first post twenty years ago, and he hasn’t missed a day since 2008. He writes: "Streaks require commitment at first, but then the commitment turns into … Continue reading Blogging and Streaking: Godin, Wilson, and Kanigan
There seems to be a battle brewing in the world of live video streaming over Twitter. Such a service turns anyone with a smartphone into a broadcaster. The two apps that are competing head to head are Meerkat and Periscope. Meerkat was released about a month ago and Periscope was just released yesterday. At this point, … Continue reading Meerkat, Periscope, and Younow – the Next Killer Apps?
I'm a sucker for a good graduation speech, and one of my favorites is Neil Gaiman's 2012 speech to students at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The speech was also made into a best-selling book. Neil Gaiman is a successful author of adult novels, children's books, graphic novels (the Sandman series), and has … Continue reading Make Good Art – for Business Professionals
How much thought did you put into some of the key decisions you have made over the years? Decisions such as where to live, where to work, what faith to follow, what foods to eat, or how much money to save for retirement. My guess, based on a very unscientific method of just observing the … Continue reading Making Decisions Consciously
First, thank you to Matt Frazier and Christine Frazier for the idea and execution behind this 31-day challenge. It has been a highly rewarding experience in so many ways. While I have always been an avid exerciser, starting and maintaining a blog is something I have often thought about, but never did anything about. But … Continue reading Recap: The 31 Day Writing and Running Challenge and the Power of Habit