Taking a break for a while

by jeffhilimire on July 24, 2014

I’ll be taking a break, both from work and from blogging, for a bit of time. We’re taking the family on a much needed long vacation (where I intend to completely unplug) and then when I get back, I’m heading to a game conference in Germany for a week. So I’ll probably pick up with this blog in a month’s time.

Until then…

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An example of how we should act as people, and an example of how we shouldn’t

July 23, 2014

This is how we should act as people: And this is how we shouldn’t: Recently I was stopped at a stop light near my house and I saw a homeless man holding up a sign that he was hungry. I waived him over to my car so that I could give him the cash that […]

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I use email and my calendar to manage my life. Here’s my calendar process.

July 21, 2014

I’ve spent an enormous amount of time trying to optimize the organization of my life – both personal and professional. From basic to-do lists like TuexDuex to complex ones like Omnifocus, I’ve tried them all. I’ve even tried to force Evernote into being a task management tool (which its definitely not). The key with all […]

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How do you get your news?

July 18, 2014

This week at a pitch event (where startups pitch their businesses), I met the creator of a Google Reader replacement called Minimal Reader. While we traded stories about how much we loved Google Reader (which Google killed off a little over a year ago), we started talking about the news / RSS apps we use currently. Today, […]

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Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind.

July 16, 2014

I saw this on Twitter recently and felt compelled to share it. On more than one occasion I’ve judged someone’s actions before realizing they were going through something difficult in their life, causing them enough pain to affect their behavior. Going forward I’m going to do my best to keep this in mind. Besides, even if they’re […]

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Dragon Army update: Things are going great

July 14, 2014

A funny thing happened this weekend. I updated my LinkedIn profile to include the non-profit that I co-founded, MATCH Atlanta. After updating it, I specifically moved the MATCH listing down a few pegs in the list of my “experience” because I didn’t want people to think that I was no longer with Dragon Army. However, […]

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What do you get when you mix the cast of Friends with a Windows 95 launch CD? #awesomesauce

July 10, 2014

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Two (very different, but very true) signs that games are MASSIVE

July 8, 2014

I spend a lot of time these days studying the gaming industry. I’ve read a few books on the subject recently and am almost finished with another. And I actively keep up with trends in the space. Here are two stories that continue to remind me just how big this industry is. Minecraft Is Part […]

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What gets measured gets…?

July 3, 2014

One of my favorite boards to be on is the AMA (American Marketing Association) Atlanta Executive Board. And each year, that board participates in a white paper and this year’s topic was What Gets Measured Gets…? A favorite saying of one of my mentors is “What gets measured gets done.” He would say that at […]

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Instacart is in Atlanta!

July 1, 2014

Yes, yes, we all know that Webvan is known to be the “largest dot-com bust in history”. However, I’ve always thought the idea was needed if someone could just pull it off. Ahead of its time, like most great things. And now, perhaps, the future is here. Instacart is in Atlanta and I’m already their biggest […]

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