Announcing Dragon Army 2.0

December 8, 2014

What a journey this has been so far. A little over a year ago Ryan Tuttle, David Cummings, and I started Dragon Army. The goal: make great mobile games. We started it the Atlanta Tech Village – in my opinion the best place in Atlanta to create a startup. We launched two games, Robots Love […]

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One week with an Android smartwatch – the LG G

December 3, 2014

New technology is an interesting thing. There are times when new tech is created and it solves an existing problem, and then there are clearly times when new technology is created in search of a problem. I think smartwatches are somewhere in the middle. I’ve written a lot about my experiences with the Pebble watch […]

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On being nice

December 1, 2014

Paul Graham wrote an interesting blog post last month titled, Mean People Fail. Paul’s posts are always great. In the post, Paul explores the concept that unlike the past, today its going to be a much more difficult to be successful while also being mean. It was easier to be mean in the past for several reasons, […]

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A reflection on the gigantic difference between failing and failure

November 22, 2014

Failing… Failing fast… Failing often… You’ve heard a lot of this talk in the startup world over the years. In fact, I have a slew of blog posts about failure. The general idea is that if you never fail – if everything you try works the first time – then you’re not trying enough new […]

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Learning to let go of the small things and focus on the important stuff

November 18, 2014

I don’t know about you, but at times I seem to find myself barely able to keep up with everything that I have going on. I use tools – like Evernote, Trello, and super-optimized email and calendar processes – to help me manage through my day (both personal and business). But even with those tools and […]

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Here is my bad advice when someone asks me, “when should I start a company?”

November 13, 2014

In the circles I hang in, I get this question quite a bit, “When should I start my company?” And my answer is always the same. “Now.” I should point out that many entrepreneurs would disagree with me on this, and in fact, many have. So there’s that. There are loads of studies that show […]

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Question from a startup CEO: What are the top 3 books you would recommend I read right now?

November 12, 2014

The CEO of a young company asked me this week what the three books I’d recommend he read right now. Without hesitation, I said: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis - And no, it doesn’t count if you’ve seen the movie. This book will make you think differently about everything, but certainly business. If […]

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From the Nexus 5 to the Moto X and then quickly to the Droid Turbo

November 10, 2014

This is the Droid Turbo I have (red, glass back). I loved the Nexus 5 for the 11 months that I had it. But in the end, it started to really struggle with battery life. It’s possible that was the result of how I use the phone as I have another friend who had no issues with […]

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Introducing the newest love of my life

November 1, 2014

The word that comes to mind is “blessed”. Somehow, someway, my life just keeps getting better. I’ve fallen in love all over again, this time with a two-year old Chinese boy who changed my life forever last week. He’s incredible in every way and I can’t wait to bring him home to the US on […]

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Headed to China…

October 20, 2014

I’ve had a hard time dedicating time to this blog over the last few months. There are a lot of reasons why (no excuses, I could have kept up with it better), but the main one is that we have been preparing to adopt a little boy from China. And I’m excited to say, tomorrow […]

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