Blog Archives

Guard Your Associations Well

This article from Entrepreneur magazine really hit home for me. I have lived through this scenario several times during the 20+ years of owning several businesses. Here is a summary for those who just want the meat: “One of the

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Personal, Productivity Tagged with: , ,

The Power of a Picture

The other day, I had an interesting experience. I was working with a client in my information security company, and we had been struggling for about an hour to discuss a group of technology sites that needed to be tested.

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Productivity Tagged with: ,

When Are You Available? Breaking the Back of Meeting Request Loops

One of the things I hate most, as an entrepreneur and modern knowledge worker, is the never ending trouble of scheduling meetings. Meetings themselves are a death nail of productivity, to be sure, but that’s a whole other topic. Instead,

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Productivity Tagged with: ,

Back from Toronto & Ottowa

So, we just got back from a week of travel to Toronto and Ottowa. In both places, we were severely hampered by lack of easy access to wireless data. Sure, we came prepared for searching the cities for wifi hotspots

Posted in Life Hacking, Productivity, Technology Tagged with: , , ,

Top Three iPad Apps I Use Today

From time to time, I’ll be posting the list of the top 3 apps I use on devices or for specific purposes. In this case, someone asked me what the top 3 apps I use on my iPad are.  I’m

Posted in App Review, Life Hacking, Productivity Tagged with: , , , ,

13 Ways to Stay Productive on Dark Days

I read this article a few days back and I thought that with all the talk I did the last couple of weeks about motivation, it was a great fit. That said, check it out here:  LifeHacker: 13 Ways to

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Life Hacking, Productivity Tagged with: , , ,

App Review: Inspiration Maps

As many of you know, I am a HUGE believer in mind maps. I think they are a very very helpful tool to understand and communicate an idea, workflow or process. As such, I have been a long time supporter

Posted in App Review, Productivity Tagged with: ,

More on Motivation

So, the more I thought about my last post on motivation, the more I thought it was sort of a cop out on my part. Sure, all of those things are true for me. They are all tools that I

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Life Hacking, Productivity Tagged with: , ,

Quick Thoughts on Motivation

One of the questions that people often ask me is how do I stay motivated. I get this question a lot from entrepreneurs and knowledge workers where I’m speaking at various events or teaching. While motivation is a unique and

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Life Hacking, Productivity Tagged with: , ,

Review: Fancy Hands Virtual Personal Assistants

So, first, let me say that using a VPA has been a rough road for me. I have tried a variety of companies, a plethora of plans and a myriad of approaches. I have hired a semi-dedicated VPA which did

Posted in EDSAM, Life Hacking, Productivity Tagged with: , ,