Clutch Moments

The shot at the wide-open net was missed. The baton handed to the 4th runner in the lead was dropped. The near field goal attempt to win the game struck the goal post. The clutch moment passed to me was botched. Tonight my team was part of a panel discussion on healthcare and technology with […]

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My guiding principle discovered?

Typical of how most pivotal moments are introduced in my life, I was on The Twitter®. I came across a tweet describing a video on life, purpose, self-awareness, etc… I looked to my right, to my left and then exclaimed “I’m game!” and clicked the link to the video (which is embeded below if you’d like to […]

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3 Lessons I learned from Chip Conley

The evening of May 2nd, I checked into the Hotel Vitale. The hotel sits right on the corner of Mission St. and  Embarcadero St.–an amazing spot of San Francisco right near the Bay Bridge and the Ferry Building Marketplace.

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How I Won a Trip to San Francisco to Meet Chip Conley

January 19th, around 7:30 am (EST), I woke up like any other day. Still half asleep trying to get my brain functioning, I pulled out my cell phone and opened Twitter. Scrolling the recent tweets, I stumbled upon Tim Ferriss’s tweet mentioning a new blog post. Intrigued by the title, I clicked and began reading.

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My takeaways from the Startup Conference

It was a real treat going to the epicenter of startups/technology/vc this past week. I had been to San Francisco in 2006 but I had a different outlook on life back then. Now 6 years later, I have the entrepreneur bug for creating businesses of lasting value (and of course they’ve got to be cloud […]

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Offline to Online, Analog to Digital, Physical to Logical

You ever get the feeling you want to deliver so much value to the world? That itch, that bug–that exciting feeling of creating something that other people will love? I kinda feel like that–and by kinda I mean very much so and all the time! For those that have my same sentiments as above, you […]

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The Solution is Vulnerability?

Over sometime now, I started questioning why people are successful–I was looking more than the usual “they worked hard” answer.   Now successful is vague, but in any endeavor–relationships, health, business, religion, etc– I think we can say there are people who are successful, who stand out and become examples for the masses. My question rephrased, what is […]

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How to Help the Human Race (Video)

One of the best videos I’ve seen in a while. Simon Sinek is a genius and seems to yet again, gracefully decode/state some of the biggest failures met by most. I previously saw a a TEDx Talk by Simon entitled, “How great leaders inspire action” where he takes a look into Apple’s marketing success (I […]

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Who’s Creepier: Google or Facebook?

The utility of the Internet has come along way. Portals and directories, such as Yahoo, used to be the dominate method for finding information on the web. Then Google came along and showed how every website could now be indexed in logical, intelligent (often gamed) way. Now with Facebook, we’re moving back into a portal […]

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Something for Nothing – A Sure Way to Failure

The feeling of getting a new [brilliant] idea, which we might follow up with some sort of action, makes us feel great. The spark of passion pushes us to try to make some traction. In the beginning, it’s nearly brainless to work on our idea instead of part-taking in some other activity. However, if your […]

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