Not good enough

November 01, 2015

It’s easy to say how somebody isn’t living up to your expectations. I fail to live up to my own expectations of myself on a nearly daily basis. When it comes to web development, it’s easy to pick apart a site and complain about how it could’ve been done better. “Your site isn’t accessible enough.” “Your site isn’t fast enough.” “Your site isn’t designed well enough...

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Overnight Success

October 13, 2015

Nobody has ever accused me of being an overnight success but I still really enjoyed this video from Gary Vaynerchuk. In it, he describes all the work he put into becoming “an overnight success”. The years of learning and executing and making videos before things began to take off. I recently read an interview of Christoph Waltz. A delightful interview and again, the subject of becomi...

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What does success look like?

October 10, 2015

Brooklyn Beta was a lovely conference for five years running. My favourite part of the conference was the time between sessions where I could talk to all the great people in attendance. When BB announced a Reunion meetup, I jumped at the chance. Yes, I hopped on a plane, and rented a nice AirBnB place to spend a few hours with thoughtful people. I was not disappointed. (I was hungover but tha...

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My Second Mid-Life Crisis

October 04, 2015

Over 6 years ago, I separated from my then wife, choosing to live a separate path—albeit an overlapping path as we co-parent our two boys. This was my first crisis. Now, years later, I find myself struggling with something different. Growing up, seeing what those around me did, I saw a familiar pattern: you work hard and consistently until your 60s and hope to have enough saved up to support ...

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