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Month: April 2013

Fear or Action – Response to Boston Marathon 2013

Fear or Action – Response to Boston Marathon 2013

I woke up at 3:30 AM this morning with an irrational anxiety tied to the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday.  I couldn’t fall back asleep thinking about why someone would take innocent lives and forever change the future of countless others (amputees, family members etc). While I was struggling with how to understand what had occurred yesterday I came across across a blog post from Brad Feld in my Twitter feed.  Brad an avid marathon runner who lived in Boston for…

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Deprogramming my Pavlovian Notification Conditioning

Deprogramming my Pavlovian Notification Conditioning

Executing a successful startup strategy requires an incredible amount of mental focus and concentrated problem solving.  With today’s technological distractions it can seem impossible to spend more than five minutes intently focusing on anything without phone, Skype, text, email, Facebook or twitter notification.  It’s amazing that anything of value actually gets done with so much incoming stimuli. I recognize now that over time I have conditioned myself to be in pure reactive mode much of the day.  Not unlike Pavlov’s…

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kris.ly – A Short URL Experiment

kris.ly – A Short URL Experiment

Most people that use Twitter are familiar with URL Shorteners such as t.co, bit.ly, ow.ly etc.  It has always bothered me that even though these URL shorteners save space when posting URLs in a tweet, they still take up valuable real estate in the 140 character maximum.  I bought kris.ly earlier this month because I was interested in owning the metrics behind the links that I post instead of using a traditional URL shortener owned by someone else.  I had…

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The Latte Effect – An Open Offer to the Community

The Latte Effect – An Open Offer to the Community

An entrepreneur/software consultant by the name of Brent contacted me yesterday and mentioned that he was moving to Boulder in a couple weeks from Austin and was “looking forward to getting involved” in the community here.  I have never met or spoke with Brent, but the fact that he reached out meant a lot and I offered to buy him a welcome latte when he comes into town.  I am fairly new to Boulder myself and as open as our…

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