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Your Cold Brew Coffee is BS: Or Seneca on Stoicism

July 26, 2016

Ok so Solspace writes code. Code does not get written without caffeine. And unless you are a circus animal, you get your caffeine from the only respectable source on the planet, coffee beans. Your local boutique coffee house is trying to convince you that you need to buy a $4.50 cold brew every afternoon so that your JS variables don’t degrade into BS variables. But they are full of it. Lemme school you.

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ExpressionEngine + Salesforce + Google Analytics + Overbuilding

September 28, 2015

One of my favorite things to do is to talk clients out of overbuilding their web applications. Here’s a fun story of how that approach worked particularly well.

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Money is Water, Not Rock

August 10, 2015

You know how you’re supposed to save money? Yeah, I don’t really do that. I think that money is more like water than rock. If you let it stand too long it stagnates, gets brackish, doesn’t nourish, doesn’t clean anything, loses its usefulness.

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Good Job. You just Got Acquired. Now what?

June 8, 2015

What’s the exit for you? You are a successful freelancer or you manage a small team by yourself or with a partner. You’ve had enough and now it’s time to sell. But wait. Stop. Pretend like someone acquires your company? Why did they pay so much? What’s in it for them? Why couldn’t you have done what they are going to do and kept the money AND the company?

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Your Follow-up Is Still Awful

May 19, 2015

What kind of a blogger would I be if I didn’t seize upon the opportunity to follow-up my blog post on follow-up with a follow-up blog post?

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Your Follow-up is Awful

May 11, 2015

There are literally ants crawling all over me right now. I think one is headed right into my ear. But this would not be a problem if the ant exterminator guy I called two weeks ago would have followed up with me to schedule an appointment.

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Eudaimonia: The Rich Life or Living Well

May 4, 2015

“Most of us intuit on some level that the value of our work, not the volume of our praise, is what will bring us lasting fulfillment.” - David Zweig

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Antifragile: Exploiting Smallness

April 20, 2015

You have one big client. You spill your spaghetti on her lap at lunch one day. You get fired a month later. You now have no clients.

You have 100 small clients. You spill spaghetti on one client’s lap and get fired a month later. You now have 99 small clients.

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The Courage to Stop

February 23, 2015

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. — C. S. Lewis

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Brad Parscale on EECI

May 31, 2013

20,000 square feet, 40+ employees, Brad Parscale of Giles-Parscale is big, much bigger than you thought. And now he’s got EECI. Find out what he’s going to do with it. Listen now!

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