Enterprise Rising is taking place July 17th and 18th at TCF Bank Stadium. Follow along here as we post a quick recap video from each session.Read More
So many Californians in Minneapolis today, it’s like they chose to have the grand opening during July on purpose...
Who is in your professional community?
Alumni? Coworkers? LinkedIn stalkers?
Today I had the opportunity to reconnect with some other software developers at an alumni lunch. I was a TA for this cohort so it was awesome to reconnect with the group and hear about career progress & various life adventures.
It got me thinking about who we stay “linked in” with, beyond our immediate coworkers. As well as that, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” theory...Read More
Re-entering Minnesota life this past week has been a blur. On the one hand we got unexpected illness in the family & on the other hand I have a big ol’ learning curve on a new software project.
Long story short, life is testing my ability to balance. And adapt.Read More
Surfing? Meditating? Binge watching GoT?
I’ve been working remote from Mexico with a group of digital hustlers for the past week and have been pleasantly surprised to find lots of flow here.
From sketch noting on the beach, to riffing on biz strategy with the traveling friends, the flow is strong this week.Read More
What is clear, is that SaaS tools continue to enable individual contributors to produce assets (i.e. videos or applications) that use to require big teams & budgets.
What is the logical extreme of this pattern?
How much can 1 person produce today? Next year?Read More
How do you measure, measure a year?
Mainly in cups of coffee consumed, or # of musicals attended...
The leaves fall, MN lurches through another dramatic change of seasons, and I’m excited to announce I have completed my Year of The Engineer!
For the past year I’ve been running an experiment at Revel Health to see if I am an engineer. And the verdict is…Read More
Are drone races going mainstream?
Some people think so…
Now, what do flying computers and the ‘mainstream’ have to do with your favorite weekly email?Read More
Is MN the Startup Capital of The North?
Does it matter?
Well dear reader, it does.
And it is.Read More
Imagine all your hustler friends getting together at 250+ events to amplify the makers/dreamers/doers of the North…
Sounds dope, right?
Well dear reader, ‘tis dope.
What if I told you a biz conference could be as fun as a music festival?
Well dear reader, let me show you what just happened in San Francisco, and you decide for yourself.Read More
… for all the poor souls who were not fortunate enough to be at #HYPERGROWTH18 I've compiled my sketch notes into a listicle for easy consumption, digestion, and sharing.
I did my bit, and let me tell you...it was a sweaty bit, now dear reader:Read More
This video was inspired by a conversation I just had with Elwin Loomis. Here is a short excerpt from an article he wrote about our conversation:
You might remember bell curves from some crappy math class or a professor obsessed with only giving out 5 A's per class, but wait! There's more!Read More
Transition curves are everywhere! And I'm back after 5+ months of studying software development at Prime Digital Academy, so this roller coaster image is top of mind. Especially because earlier this year I collaborated with author John Wessinger to produce...Read More
As I write this post, I am less than 48 hours from marrying my lady. 😊🤠😎 #allthefeels
Full disclosure: this post is very introspecty so if emotions make you feel like trolling and you’re running low on classic burn material I’ve linked up this page of sick Inbetweeners zingers to help you out. Oh and last preface, Atmosphere's "Trying To Find A Balance" is a great theme song for this post.Read More
“This is an issue of shared values and perspectives,” my bike-advocate friend said. “This whole thing is about attentiveness. How do you deal with technology and the frailties of being a human being? Bicycles are mechanical augmentation of walking, really. It gets pretty ethereal—why is it bad to have a motor when you are already using gears? Who gives a shit if you are using a motor?"Read More