Who?

What makes me who I am

  • Engineer & MBA

    Sets my foundation

  • Programmer

    Web & the "Internet of Things"

  • Maker

    Uses my idea and curiosity muscles

  • Student of Life

    Always learning. I love the mashup of business, tech, psychology and culture

  • Problem solver

    The best solutions can be simple ones

  • Hacker

    In a good way. As in figuring things out in unexpected ways

  • Entrepreneur

    Past, present and future

  • Sailor

    My mom always said the gypsies dropped me off on the doorstep

WHERE

Some of the companies where I made a difference

  • E-commerce

  • Internal software development; website colocation

  • Game development

  • Game development

 
 

  • E-commerce

  • E-commerce

  • E-commerce

  • Game development

 
 

  • Responsive website

  • Responsive website

  • Mobile website

  • Responsive website

 
 

  • Responsive website

  • Mobile website

  • Mobile website

  • Responsive website & custom forms

 
 

  • Mobile website

  • Responsive website

  • Facebook set up & social media strategy

  • Responsive website

BOOKS

I read. A lot.

I update this list sporadically. Bookmark it and check back.

Books I've Recently Read

Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
Wonderful book from a top thinker and skilled writer. I will read every book the author writes. He is that good.


Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice by Clayton M. Christensen and others
Under-rated book with a puzzling title. Don't let that stop you. This is an excellent book that is more practical than the author's must-read classics The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution. Greatest value to me is that the book obliterates the notion that every product and service is a lottery ticket and you have to get lucky. The "hiring for a job to do" metaphor is stellar.


Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Decent book. Got more out of his book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business


So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
I don't buy into the "follow your passion" way of thinking that is so prevalent. This book furthers my thinking. Also helpful as a parent. Overall, I am a big fan of this author.


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Holy cow. This is one of the best books I've ever read. Fabulous insight for myself and for working with others. I had "a-ha" moments as a parent. Every teacher should read this.


The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly
Good book. Highly recommended if you feel lost about where today's tech is heading. Not as valuable if you are already deep into it.


Trust Me I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday ...for the second time. I read it again after reading the author's top book in the recommended reading section (The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, published in 1961 and a book that will change the way you see the world) and later the book Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse (given to me as a gift).

Habit: The 95% of Behavior Marketers Ignore by Neale Martin