Monthly Archives: February 2013

Check iOS App Usage Rankings

Since I’m working on a startup in the exercise tracking space, I’ve been very interested in the competition. What are they doing? What are they doing well? Poorly? And how positively are their apps being perceived? Most importantly though, I’ve wanted to know how much are their apps used. That information is good for many… Read more »

Being a Founder

While working on the initial stages of the stealth mode startup that I’m currently working on, I received an email from SlideShare with a presentation from Om Malik called Evolution of a Founder. I’ll embed that below, but before I do that, here was my big takeaway from the presentation. If you’re a founder, remember… Read more »

Quantifying Yourself

If you haven’t heard of the quantified self, it’s a movement to gather as much data as possible about one’s life using technology. ¬†That data is then analyzed to provide your with the information you need to improve yourself and your life. That could include everything from exercises performed, food eaten, hydration, sweat volume, heart… Read more »

Work Ethic

Over the years, I’ve noticed that a lot of people don’t have the work ethic that I grew up with. They want to do the minimum at work all the time. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some highly motivated individuals during the years I worked as a consultant with Accenture, but I’ve still… Read more »

Privacy Lost

People seem to be going gaga over Google Glass. I get it. It’s a cool piece of technology. It looks like the future that the sci-fi movies I watched when I was younger promised us. As soon as I wrote that last sentence, a thought occurred to me. Most of those movies were of dystopian… Read more »

The Value of Your Information

Everyday, we all give up a little more of our privacy, whether we know it or not. Some ways are obvious, such as closed circuit cameras (some with microphones), which are being used to monitor us(especially in the UK) or unmanned drones. These are some of the worst because people see their privacy being stolen… Read more »

Try A Different Angle

I’m always searching for new ways to enhance my creativity. I’ve found that looking at a problem from as many angles as possible can be very helpful for that. Taking that approach has helped me to come up with some creative solutions in the past. Another approach that has helped is to step away from… Read more »

Your Body Language Changes Your Mind

It’s fairly common knowledge that your body language affects¬†the way that other people perceive you. What most people don’t realize is that your body language affects how you perceive yourself and as a result, it affects what you are. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy gave a wonderful talk on this subject at the TED conference in… Read more »