Look at your ideas through Passion Glasses

I’ve been launching several projects lately so I’ve thought a lot about how to pursue the right idea. It can be so hard! Sometimes you don’t realize that you’ve chosen “the wrong” idea until you’ve launched and have spend a...

Experiencing Periscope

Periscope launched today, and with it – a plethora of opportunities and opportunists. When a new medium launches, opportunities open up to small teams, solo-entrepreneurs, and big corporations alike. They are all on the same level. I haven’t yet figured...

Discovering your passion as a high school student

I was intrigued yesterday as I saw two girls taking pictures at a local high school volleyball game. I’ve since realized that the girls were probably part of the school newspaper crew, but my mind initially told a different story (much like the backstory...

Verified by Visa Lameness

Lets talk about Verified by Visa for a minute. Ever heard of it? I hope not – because if you have, you’ve likely had the same lousy experience that I have had in dealing with it. Verified by Visa is a system meant to “help protect you against online fraud”....

Quick Thought on Happiness and Success

You may believe that you will be happy when you are successful, but the truth is that you will be successful when you are happy. Adopt the following habits (from 10:38 in the talk): 3 Gratitudes Journaling Exercise Meditation Random Acts of...

A Recent Nudge to Work on My Own Projects

Lately I’ve felt inspired, yet again, to create my own websites and work on my own personal projects. This time, the inspiration came in the form of several articles related to eCommerce. I’d like to share them with you and comment on a few reasons they...

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain

Matthew chapter 5 is the “Sermon on the Mount” chapter. It begins with an interesting phrase: “And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain”. First read: Jesus was with a lot of people, so he decided to go up a little higher so he...

Why not use the escalator as stairs?

Today in a Milan metro station, I saw two people approach the bottom of an escalator and step on the “activation pad”, but the escalator didn’t start. Aparently it was broken. No “chiuso” sign (italian for “closed”), and no...

What is the Daily Routine of Zong Qinghou?

Zong Qinghou is the richest man in China. He owns the Hangzhou Wahaha Group, the largest beverage producer in China, lives on around $20 per day, and wears inexpensive clothes. But the thing that impresses me most about Mr. Qinghou is his success at living with...

I Guess I’m Just a Cheap Wad

I have only ever paid for one iPhone app in my entire life. And it was an app that I bought just because my friend built it…but I never used it, and its not even on my phone anymore. I was a charity buy. Other than that, I’ve downloaded only free apps...