Stop Planning and Start Doing Things

Stop Planning and Start Doing Things

Hugh’s artwork just popped up in my inbox and I love it. We have a strategic plan. It’s called ‘doing things.’ – Herb Keller, founder of Southwest Airlines I think it’s important to have a plan, but at some point, you have to stop planning and start doing the work. I’m reminded of what Basecamp […]

My Favorite #AskGaryVee Takeaways and Excerpts

My Favorite #AskGaryVee Takeaways and Excerpts

“Gary Vee is a douche man. How can you like that guy?” a friend once asked me. “Have you seen VaynerMedia’s Glassdoor ratings? Nobody likes working there.” Maybe Gary is a douche… Hell, maybe I’m a douche and that’s why I like him. I don’t know. I know I still watch clips of his keynotes […]

14 of My Favorite Reads from November 2014

14 of My Favorite Reads from November 2014

With all the noise overwhelming our lives and our social streams it’s easy to miss the good stuff. Content like tweets, in particular, are especially perishable. That’s why I’ve always been a fan of highlighting some of my favorite posts at the end of each month. This is my effort to provide a little signal […]

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Seventy-nine percent of smartphone owners check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up every morning. One-third of Americans say they would rather give up sex than lose their cell phones. Candy Crush, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Pinterest and Spotify. How many people download and use these apps on their phone so much so that using […]

How to Stay Laser-Focused and Achieve Any Goal

How to Stay Laser-Focused and Achieve Any Goal

In November of 2012 I decided to join professional network/entrepreneurial brain trust. The rationale was simple, successful people don’t succeed on their own. There are two parts to the program: Monthly interviews with a wide array of brilliant people, masters and advisors that have helped countless people with productivity, health, psychology, and more Membership to an […]