Bringing Home The…Bronze?

Bringing Home The…Bronze?

I’m a huge fan of stand up comedy. Huge fan. One of my favorite routines is actually Jerry Seinfeld’s I’m Telling You For The Last Time. It’s very different from my usual tastes but it’s so expertly crafted that I love it. He does a piece about the Olympics that I...
The Perfect Blog Posts and Unicorn Hunting

The Perfect Blog Posts and Unicorn Hunting

There’s this one question that I always get asked that I really hate. It’s a question that I’m guessing a lot of professional writers get asked and I’m guessing they all hate it. “How do you write the perfect blog post?” First off, I knew the answer to “how do you...
Shoestrings

Shoestrings

Sometimes I love the serendipity that’s involved in discovering new artists. The rise of streaming audio has helped this immensely. At one point, one of my friends recommended that I listen to Hamilton: The Broadway Musical. They thought that I might like the...
Simple Solutions Rule The World

Simple Solutions Rule The World

Eureka moments are incredible. That moment when you discover (or at worst learn) some incredible thing that will fundamentally change the way you work or think. They’re amazing moments. We all strive for that moment of enlightenment where we make a leap forward, our...
Hate To Fail, Love To Learn

Hate To Fail, Love To Learn

I make a lot of mistakes and sometimes I can be a bit of a dumdum. It happens to the best of us. I once thought you could grow pickles and I recently found out that there is caffeine in chocolate. I’ve put frozen waffles in the cupboard because “now they were open”...
Is It Monday Yet?

Is It Monday Yet?

For about a month, my son has been throwing incredibly powerful and intense temper tantrums. They’re totally unmanageable and you basically just have to ride out the day. Some days are good. Some days are bad. This summer, we had a particularly rough go of things...
Lead, Follow, Or…Do Something Else

Lead, Follow, Or…Do Something Else

I think that a large number of businesses succeed or fail based on leadership. Sure, you have to have a good product and a market strategy but I think that too many businesses underestimate the value of great leadership. Managers are rarely chosen based on their...
Find The Next Thing To Do and Do It

Find The Next Thing To Do and Do It

Most of us have too much shit to do. Right? While there are a lot of advantages to running your own business and being your own boss, always knowing what to do next is not one of them. I remember working for people. It was great. “Here are your tasks. Rinse. Repeat.”...
Hold The Door

Hold The Door

Recently, a marketing company decided to see how many people say thank you when someone holds a door open for them. They hunkered down at a number of coffee shops, malls and other places with a lot of foot traffic, and most importantly doors, and started counting....
We’re All Lazy Bums and The Internet is The Worst

We’re All Lazy Bums and The Internet is The Worst

I always thought the Internet would look a lot better than it does. I mean, I thought we’d have jetpacks and transporters so maybe I’m not the most reliable person to be basing your vision of the future on. But I always thought the Internet would look a lot better...
Podcast Atlantic

Podcast Atlantic

This week on Riding in Cars with Cats, I got to have a nice chat with Michael Boyd, the brain behind Podcast Atlantic. We chatted about why he came up with the idea, how he’s using his decades of experience in storytelling to help people share their stories....