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Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend
Ok, so it’s been a little while since I blogged.  Honestly I have kinda felt like there wasn’t much to blog out.  But then a few weeks ago I signed up for Startup Weekend Salt Lake City.  The event was last week and I’m still on a high from it.  I haven’t done anything that cool in years.  I’ll definitely be goi [...]

Book 23 – Good To Great by Jim ...

Book 23 – Good To Great by Jim Collins
A few months ago I posted that I one of the goals in my bucket list was to read 1000 books.  And well, I promptly stopped reading.  Shame on me. See, I have the tendency to get busy working and living and forget my goals sometimes.  Just to be fair though I am doing pretty good on my goal to practice golfing. I even took Jonathan out for 9 ho [...]

Yea, It’s Free Swag Day

Yea, It’s Free Swag Day
So have I mentioned that I really like my job?  I’ve been here since Oct 09 and can’t think of any time that I have gone home thinking anything negative about my job.  There’s all kinds of benefits and perks.  There was a fantastic Christmas party and for the summer party we are having a totally awesome family outing at the [...]

Day and Night

Day and Night
I read a lot of business columns. Most of the time I find wise people with good advice.  Like this guy. http://www.tompeters.com/cool_friends/content.php?note=010640.php I had a boss once (Curt Porrit) that told me that “the reason business exists is to make life better for people.  The question then becomes ‘does it make life bet [...]

Ambitions

Ambitions
I have a friend that is taking a class on guitar making and he is making his own custom acoustic guitar.  I have the honor of designing the head for him.  A relatively small task but an important one.  And I was thinking about it, “How would I love to build my own guitar?”  Man, that would be my pride and joy.  But really, I don&# [...]

Adjusting to Corporate Life

Adjusting to Corporate Life
So I have been here at MonaVie for 6 weeks now. It’s a lot bigger adjustment than I was planning for. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, it’s just more different that I was expecting. I have had big corporate jobs before. The kind where everyone has a responsibility and they just stay within their little silo [...]

New Routines

New Routines
I finally got a job offer. I start next Monday. It took a couple weeks longer than I was hoping for. Man this is a rough recession. No really, it is rough. I’ve seen it in my life but I know there are still people out there that haven’t personally felt it. As much as I don’t wish pain and suffering on anyone, I think it [...]

Daily Grind Part I?

Daily Grind Part I?
So I did it. I work for someone else again. We finished shutting down Main10 for the most part a few months ago and this week I started my job as the Director of Technical and Design Services for the Reverse Logistics Association. It’s a challenging fast paced environment. I like it. They have a lot of the same philosophies that we [...]

Out of the Frying Pan

Out of the Frying Pan
No, the house didn’t blow up. That worked out just fine. 5 months ago, I decided that in order for Main10 to grow it needed to put more money into reserve than it had been. And the best way to do that was to stop paying myself. We had a few good contracts that I wasn’t doing much of the fulfillment on and so I was the best candid [...]

I’m not busy enough.

I’m not busy enough.
How many times have I complained (or just commented) about being soooo busy? I don’t even know. Ever since I left SCO and went back to school, I recall thinking quite often “I can’t possibly be any busier than this” but it’s not true. I think there’s some mathematical equation we could come up with that wi [...]

So is it a scam?!?

So is it a scam?!?
So I have an interesting situation here. We met with a potential client yesterday. Everything sounds Promising. They have employed a friend of mine who is in charge of the marketing. He has recommended using Main10 to do the writing for the Internet marketing efforts. I am assuming that they’ll say yes. And it’ll be a good contrac [...]

The Anti-MLM

The Anti-MLM
All my friends will tell you that I hate MLM. Having got my start in the web industry working at an ISP that was MLM I have been exposed to all the reasons to hate MLMs. So I thought. I have since become familiar with the likes of other MLMs: make up, heath products, crazy foreign country juice, crazy foreign country juice II (which tastes m [...]

The Meaning of Dreams

The Meaning of Dreams
I had a dream I died last night. I was hurrying to visit a client and for some reason, even though they were a local company, I had to leave at like 3:00 AM to get there in time for the big meeting. So as I’m hurrying along taking note of the huge church buildings (and I mean huge. Think the local Mall. Then think bigger.) I notice th [...]

Long Goodbyes

Long Goodbyes
So my kids have this thing where they have to give me a hug and kiss me on the cheek before I leave for work in the morning. It’s cute. And even when I’m late, I take the 30 seconds for them to put down their breakfast or playstation controller and come stand on the couch to get their hug. The way I see it, they won’t want t [...]

Meaning

Meaning
I have started something kinda interesting. I’m not sure if this was a conscious decision or if it just happened but I have started noticing peoples’ faces more than I used to while I am driving to work. I’ve been driving to work for years and years now and I never seemed to notice before how most people have a desperately [...]

And a Happy New Year

And a Happy New Year
I have never worked solely for myself before. Then again, I guess I am not just working for myself now either. It is my company though. At least half mine. Reading back through this blog, I seem to find that I often think “I am busier than I have ever been before”. Once again, I think I am busier than I have ever been before. [...]