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When Life Gives You Oranges…

When Life Gives You Oranges…

We have all heard the saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” but sometimes life gives you other fruit, and we need to figure out what and how to make something out of what we are given.  Twenty-four months ago I would never have thought we would be spending so much time in Florida, and yet – here we are. Kathryn had never really liked Florida outside of Naples, or Palm Beach, so when we determined Florida was the…

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Pressery Juice Cleanse Results

Pressery Juice Cleanse Results

A couple of weeks ago a friend of ours introduced us to a new local product he has helped to create and bring to market called Pressery.  The Boulder company produces juices that are raw, cold-pressed and fresh from locally sourced fruits and veggies – and of course they are all organic.  Due to the hand crafted process these juices are not cheap (~$9 each), but they are a value considering the results from my two day cleanse. I don’t…

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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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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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Expand the Radius | The Journey from Good to Great

Expand the Radius | The Journey from Good to Great

Over a decade ago I remember reading the book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t. I have most definitely forgotten much of the meat of the book today, but a key premise has been bubbling up in my subconscious repeatedly the last few days:  “Good is the Enemy of Great.”  This is a concept that can be just as true for people as it is for companies.   It means that “good” can turn into complacency…

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