I’d walk a mile to have a Blue Bottle coffee (or more)

I'm in San Francisco for the PCBC 2014, a conference that focuses on the "Art, Science + Business of Housing." A casual search revealed that there was a Blue Bottle Coffee nearby. Good coffee is hard to come by, sometimes. Right now, I'm sitting at the Mint Plaza location of Blue Bottle Coffee finishing off … Continue reading I’d walk a mile to have a Blue Bottle coffee (or more)

Windows 8: An “Unprecedented Opportunity” or an unprecedented missed opportunity?

I recently started a new job at a consulting firm that is heavily invested in Microsoft products. It has been nearly 13 years since I've worked in such an environment. While one would have to pry my MacBook Air from my cold, dead hands, I still have to use Windows on occasion to perform certain … Continue reading Windows 8: An “Unprecedented Opportunity” or an unprecedented missed opportunity?

The Ultimate Pivot

I am a big proponent of the Lean Startup approach to building a business. The concept of the pivot as a way of rapidly responding to changing business dynamics is an integral part of the approach. This is a story about a pivot that I just made in my business. As I've written about before, … Continue reading The Ultimate Pivot

Don’t sacrifice ergonomics, just because you’re working from home

I hear a lot of people say that they could never manage working out of their house—they say they'd never get anything done, too many distractions. For me, the opposite is true. During the day, I have the house to myself, which makes my current "office" the most spacious and luxurious I have ever had. … Continue reading Don’t sacrifice ergonomics, just because you’re working from home