Reading & Writing [Online]

Reading and writing online is different than reading and writing a paper. The format is different, the audience is different, and the objectives are different.


What exactly are SMART Goals?

SMART criteria are commonly associated with Peter Drucker’s management by objectives concept. The principal advantage of SMART objectives is that they are easier to understand and to know when they have been done.

golden ratio

Important Ratios

There are plenty of ratios that we deal with every day. The ratio of clothing to body, or the amount of coffee we consume per person per day. You get the idea…

Dad's a pro - this is his 80th time donating blood.

Give me all your blood!

I went with my dad to learn more about what he’s been doing for the last 50 years or so – donating blood. He started in the military, in his teens, and has continued throughout his life. Today was his 80th time he has donated!



I’m in Sweden for a few days visiting my dad. Sweden is UTC+1, so it’s 6 hours ahead of EST where I …


Silicon Valley Scenes

If you haven’t seen HBO’s Silicon Valley yet, there’s still time. I hear a new season (3) is underway, and it’ll be …

The whole map, with my GPS overlay, courtesy of QuickRoute.

Orienteering / Boston Run Training Event / 14MAY2016

What a great day in the woods! (I know I say this a lot, but seriously, I have such a great time when I’m out with a map and compass searching for controls. I’m able to disconnect everything else, and only focus on what I’m doing. It gets me in the zone for orienteering, and I experience about an hour of pure flow. Today was wonderful. The first 16 controls went like I was on rails. I stayed close with the map, and only used my compass two or three times to double check my map was oriented to the north. I didn’t take any bearings at all, and didn’t use pace count – just read the map the whole way. Heaven!


Leadercast 2016

I’ve been fortunate to attend the last few years of Leadercast, and have always enjoyed the opportunity to grow myself, hear great speakers, and reflect on my own leadership journey. This year’s lineup included leadership and creativity experts including Andy Stanley, Henry Cloud, Rorke Denver, and Steve Wozniak, to name a few. Here are the takeaways from each speaker, and some thoughts I wrote down…

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Orienteering / Boston Run 29APR2016

I had one of the best events of all time, and made a huge mistake (it turns out) and mis-punched a few controls.. Ah well – I learned from it, and will be more careful in the future. Here’s my event analysis, and leg descriptions on the GREEN course 5.1km