Posts By: vansunder

Q1 Completion Update

It’s time for the first quarter completion update(sort of, I’ll explain below): Exercise: On track Meditation: Derailed Coding Courses: Slightly behind Paid Writing: On track Editing: On track This Blog: On schedule Product Development: Behind schedule Parental Responsibilities: On track House Renovations: On Track This is a bit of a strange update. I was supposed… Read more »

Week 10 Status Update

I’m going to stick with the quick status update for this week: Exercise: On track Meditation: Derailed Coding Courses: Slightly behind Paid Writing: On track Editing: On track This Blog: Behind schedule (changing) Product Development: Behind schedule Parental Responsibilities: On track House Renovations: On Track Things are going fairly well. Exercise is proceeding apace. Meditation… Read more »

Netflix: Company Culture Done Right

I think about company culture quite often when I think about how I feel about a business I’m working for, working with or that I’m a customer of. Company culture isn’t just a couple buzzwords. They define a company for its management, their employees, their partners and their customers. Company culture informs every interaction with… Read more »

Week 9 Status Update

I’m going to stick with the quick status update for this week: Exercise: On track Meditation: Lost focus Coding Courses: Slightly behind Paid Writing: On track Editing: On track This Blog: Barely on track Product Development: Behind schedule Parental Responsibilities: On track House Renovations: Behind schedule Things are going well. Exercise is humming along. The… Read more »

VC’s Are A Question, Not Necessarily The Answer

Everyone seems to think that the only way to build a great business is to raise outside investment. You know the drill. Build a prototype, gets some angel investment, grow the team and your audience and then raise a venture round with some big venture capitalists. There are a few, but not very many, people… Read more »

Burnout?

I hear a lot of people talk about burnout. That’s a strange term to me. It has a feeling of finality. Burnout is what happens when you get to the end of a candle. So for me, the human equivalent feels like it would have to either be dying or losing your mind. Either way,… Read more »

Week 8 Status Update

I’m going to stick with the quick status update for this week: Exercise: On track Meditation: Losing focus Coding Courses: Slightly behind Paid Writing: On track Editing: On track This Blog: On track Product Development: Behind schedule Parental Responsibilities: On track House Renovations: On schedule Things are going well. Exercise is humming along. I haven’t stepped it up to the next level yet,… Read more »

Create In the Dark, Scrutinize In the Light

I read an article today on io9.com discussing how creativity is effected by lighting. They referenced a study from the Journal of Environmental Psychology that was looking into the role of the workplace environment on workplace productivity. In their study, they found that when standard overhead work lights were dimmed, the study participants experienced a higher… Read more »

Startup Engineering Course

I received an email the other day about an online course that I signed up for in January, I believe. The name of the course is Startup Engineering and it is offered by Stanford through Coursera.org. I had totally forgotten about it because I signed up so long ago with some guys that I was… Read more »

Week 7 Status Update

This is going to be the quickest update to date: Exercise: Back on track Meditation: Back on track Coding Course: Slightly Behind Paid Writing: On track Editing: Back on track This Blog: Back on track Product Development: Behind Schedule Parental Responsibilities: On track House Renovations: Ahead of Schedule Overall, I’m doing better than expected because… Read more »