The top reasons why my friends have an Apple Watch

July 29, 2015

I month ago I wore the Apple Watch for a few weeks. I’ve done the same with an Android watch. The smartwatch that I wore the most was the Pebble Watch. So I have some experience with smartwatches. Now that I’m back to using an iPhone (why I switched back), I’m very curious about the Apple […]

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Why startups are so hard to incubate within a corporation

July 27, 2015

Urgency. Stress. Moments of panic. The struggle to live another day. These are feelings that generally define most early-stage startups. No doubt, I’ve had several of these moments in the first year and a half of Dragon Army. Early on, startups are forced to figure out how to stay alive on a daily basis. This means they […]

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The ten requirements of successful entrepreneurs

July 23, 2015

I gave a talk this week to a startup program at GA Tech called GT Startup Summer. Thanks @sanjay for inviting me! The group was filled with a lot of first time entrepreneurs, so I decided to target my talk on the things that I have learned in my 15 years of being an entrepreneur […]

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (quick book review)

July 18, 2015

In my pursuit of reading more books this year, I finished my 10th book last week, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. I learned about this book by listening to a podcast in which Chris Sacca talked about it. I’m not sure if I’ve ever read anything similar to this book. It’s written in […]

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2 amazing stories from Steve Martin’s book, Born Standing Up, that start-ups should learn from

July 14, 2015

My book reading process is to read a book on the Kindle while also listening to a book via Audible, mostly on my commute or on runs. This is helping me crush my book goal for the year of 12 books (one a month), and hopefully reach my stretch goal of 20. Here’s a list of […]

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Creative ideas like this really inspire me

July 10, 2015

People with real creativity – whether its the ability to come up with creative ideas, or execute them – always inspire me. So when I heard about what my friend, Steve Nedvidek, was up to with a project he calls, Jekyll Island Chronicles, I just had to ask him more about it. And because I get […]

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I finished two books over the holiday weekend, Sick in the Head and Setting the Table. Here is why you might consider reading them.

July 6, 2015

I finished up two more books over the holiday weekend. I’m now at 8.5 for the year. With a realistic goal of one book a month, and a stretch goal of 20 for the year, I’m on a decent pace. To see the other books I’ve read this year (and the ones I’m currently reading) check […]

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5 questions for New Story after a month in Y Combinator

June 29, 2015

I can’t tell you how excited I was when Brett Hagler, CEO and co-founder of New Story (funding life-changing houses for homeless families), told me that they were accepted into Y Combinator (YC). YC is THE premier startup accelerator program in the world, and very few startups make the cut to get into the program. Side […]

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Now I’m also posting on Medium…what’s the deal with that?

June 19, 2015

I’ve now written several posts on Medium, a different kind of blogging platform. For example, earlier this week I posted, What startups can learn from a college tennis player: Focus on results, not the appearance of results. To answer a few questions I’ve been asked about this: Are you still going to be posting on THIS […]

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The Martian. Man am I pumped about this movie!

June 15, 2015

I loved the book, The Martian. And the preview for the upcoming movie looks amazing: And this video interview with the author is fantastic: Big shoutout to @simianlogic for suggesting I read this book!

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