Posts By: vansunder

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 »

Coworking Spaces

For the past few years, I’ve spent a lot of time working from home. I’ve found that working from home provides a lot of advantages. It allows me a lot of flexibility. For example, I can take breaks to handle errands that can’t be dealt with outside business hours or I can take care of… Read more »

Suitcase Startup

First time entrepreneurs are always interesting to me because they have so much to learn. That is to say that they make some fantastic mistakes and achieve some inspiring results doing things that others believe can’t be done. In other words, they provide anyone willing to pay attention with a lot of education in a… Read more »

Is Google Hypocritical?

According to ReadWrite.com, a man who goes by the name of spk claims that Google paid him to bot up the view counts on more than 20,000 videos and he did so to the tune of millions of views per video. If that is true, and there was advertising on those videos and there is… Read more »

Do You Own Anything Anymore?

I was reading about the change to the exceptions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by the Librarian of Congress when it got me to thinking about the state of ownership in this country.  For those who aren’t aware yet, the DMCA prevents people from circumventing copy protection of any kind. Until October of 2012,… Read more »

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 3)

  The weekend has wrapped up, so I guess a wrap up is in order. First off, we didn’t win. We didn’t deserve to, frankly. Not based on our idea, but on our pitch. We just weren’t able to hone it down to the essence of our company. I guess that came down to the… Read more »

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 2)

I really want to post something based upon the goings on of the day, but today is going to be a heads down kind of day, so here is a quick observation. It is going to be mighty difficult for the people I saw pitching yesterday to be able to deliver something significant in the… Read more »

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 1)

I’ve always thought it was a shame that there never seemed to be much of a technology scene in the Monterey area. As close to the San Francisco Bay Area as we are, you would think there would be some bleed over. Not so. If anything, I think the proximity to the San Francisco Bay… Read more »

Have We Evolved?

There seems to be a constant debate on whether or not evolution is real. Did people evolve from more primitive life forms or was there a creative designer? I’m not particularly interested in that question for one main reason, “What does it matter?” People that believe in God would continue to behave the same way…. Read more »