“I’m not always able to choose my battles… but effective immediately, I’m going to make an effort to choose the battles that matter.” – Captain America
‘In the Industrial Age, Thomas Edison famously said, “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent.” In the Internet Age, more and more companies live by the mantra “create an obsession, then exploit it.”‘ – Bill Davidow, The Atlantic. Hi! Thanks for reading this massively unscheduled interruption in your day. I bet it’s … Read More
A Mile A Day #18: How Gratitude Makes Your Walk Better
“Gracias!” I’ve been in Costa Rica for three months, and I still can’t speak Spanish.
Stop Breaking Your Stories With This Simple Mistake
Picture this for a second. You’re on Mars – and you’re almost certainly going to die.
A Mile A Day #17: Walk The Walk Before Everything Blows Up On You
This is a story about walking up the side of a mountain, shortly before it blew up. But it’s really about how you can use a straight line to do anything.
I’ve Got 99 Problems And Your Pitch Is All Of Them
About that pitch you sent me… OK – enough. Let’s try to sort this out politely.
A Mile A Day #16: Is It Safe To Go Walking In Costa Rica? (And Other Stupid Questions)
“This isn’t a good place for walking,” says Mariana. “You mean this suburb?” “I mean, the whole valley.” “All of San José?” “Plus there are unsafe areas. Not a good idea to walk through those, even in daylight.” “But…I have these weekly blog posts that I’m supposed to be…” She purses her lips. “I know. It’s going to be tricky.”
A Mile A Day – Intermission: What Good’s A Walk If You Can’t Feel It?
There’s a whole new world out there. I should stop and stare out this window that’s designed to look like film-reel when it’s photographed (nice touch). Somewhere beyond the tarmac is Mexico City, on a scale I wouldn’t believe if I saw it. I should go to some of the other windows and catch a glimpse. Isn’t that what excited … Read More