Why you should spend more time with your finances

I’ve always been financially minded. Apparently since birth. My grandmother loves to recant obscure stories of grabbing loose change for a piggy bank I never spent from and other tales I’m clearly too old to recall. Meanwhile, my explanation of how diversification will reduce risk falls on deaf ears. For me, the amount of time I spend thinking......
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The Vegas User Model: An Intro

I love Las Vegas. But, this isn’t a travel post … I’m going in a different direction. The Vegas User model is a mental model I use to think about product development for a certain set of products. It’s also useful for thinking about customers of business models with the same properties....

Do resorts count as traveling?

I don’t like resorts … Let me clarify. Doing nothing all day and lounging around is relaxing. It’s nice to have your basic needs taken care of by a group of people that aren’t you. There is a lot to be said for getting to eat all you want and drink all you want (when it’s......

So, you think you want to be a Product Manager

ML4T asked me to give a talk about Product Management to a group interested in tech....

It’s 2015 and you don’t have an Android app?!

Android is eating the world! It should be a well known fact to everyone that most smartphones in the world run Android. Estimates vary by who you ask, but IDC has Android at 78% of worldwide. [image source] [header image source] The US is much more contested. In February, comtech had 47.7% Apple and 47.6% Android, the first......

Moving Back to WordPress

My experiment with tumblr has been deemed, unsuccessful ......

Travel Blogging …

Travel has become an important part of my life, and I’m trying hard to make sure it stays important. I can’t and won’t call this a travel blog, I’m going to try and keep this section populated with interesting things from my trips, some of the planning that I do, and information as I get......

Link: The Right Way to Ask Users for iOS Permissions

The Right Way to Ask Users for iOS Permissions I came across this and it’s truly a gem. I spent a good amount of time working on this problem for mobile gaming, but it’s an equally important problem for anyone releasing on iOS....

Did Google Miss Out on “Killing It” In Messaging?

Google Chat … A lot of people use GChat. Gmail is the largest free email service (reference). Since Gmail gives you a free instant message account … you now have a very large GChat has been an integral part of my life for the last 5+ years. I have used it through 3 jobs, a......

4 Great Things about Independent Consulting

After just a few short months of doing independent consulting, I've got a few takeaways for anyone thinking about the switch....