5 Reasons I’m excited about Switchyards

June 11, 2015

Tavani hanging out in front of his new Switchyards building Switchyards, Michael Tavani’s latest project, just announced its first batch of startups to join the effort. The Switchyards mantra: Where consumer and design-focused companies grow in Atlanta. Has a nice ring :) I was given a tour of the building (pre-construction) recently and I’m really impressed with […]

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No more books until I clear out my Pocket list (saved articles)

June 8, 2015

Anyone who uses “read later” tools like Pocket (which I use) or Instapaper or Readlater knows what I’m talking about. You never get to the list! It just keeps piling up with things you think you want to read but its next to impossible to find time to knock the list down. I have a goal of reading […]

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Blogging, reading, slackness, and other stuff

June 5, 2015

I’ve slowed my blogging cadence way down recently, and am struggling to make sure I post at least once a week. It’s something I want to change – 2-3 times a week is a better flow for me – but right now with everything going on, its hard to make it a priority. Side note: […]

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Want to know what I’m excited about? 48in48!

May 29, 2015

I’m so excited to announce 48in48! Adam Walker and I have worked so hard to bring this event to life, and now we are finally ready to start spreading the word. Oh, right, what’s 48in48? We are going to build 48 custom websites for 48 Atlanta nonprofits. In 48 hours. Crazy, right? But it’s possible! […]

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Becoming Steve Jobs

May 20, 2015

Last week I finished the book, Becoming Steve Jobs. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in: entrepreneurship, Jobs / Apple, or success stories. Below are some of the passages that stood out to me: Most great Silicon Valley startups start out lean and simple. The advantage they have over established companies is the focus […]

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Optimizing my life: drive time

May 14, 2015

I’m continuing to work on how to optimize my life. Having five kids, running a company, being involved in community activities and my church, and somehow also trying to spend time with my close friends, is a constant struggle. One trick I’ve started doing is using my drive time to get things done. I recently […]

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A few weeks with the new Apple Macbook

May 8, 2015

(The new Apple Macbooks. I have the one on the left – Space Gray) I’ve had the new Apple Macbook (that I was so excited to get) for a few weeks now, and I’m ready for my official review. As a reminder, the new Macbook (it’s not a “Pro”, and its not an “Air”, its […]

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11 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow #blindpost

May 5, 2015

This is a #blindpost on the Techcrunch article, “10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow.” Per the #blindpost rules, I took the headline and wrote my interpretation of it, without reading the article itself. And I added one more for good measure ;) 11 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow 1. Know your customer. And learn your customer […]

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The ability to stick it out

May 1, 2015

Earlier this week I gave a tour at the Atlanta Tech Village, which I love doing and always come away inspired from. On the tour I took my guess to meet three different start-ups in the building. The guests loved the interactions and came away incredibly excited and energized from getting to spend time with […]

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Being an action-oriented emailer

April 27, 2015

I’m not one of those people that hates email because it gets too overwhelming. I actually very much like email as it beats the alternative: unnecessary meetings, phone calls, etc. I see email as a terrific tool that allows me to work at my own pace, tackling tasks when they are most convenient to me. But […]

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