Travel Planning: What You can Learn from Others

I’ve been light on blogging recently. That said, I have been working on a piece on travel planning (one of the many consumer travel angles I’ve worked on), and finally published it on TravelStartups.co. You can read the whole thing here.

Posted In: Travel

Steve Jobs 1995 Interview

I just re-watched this 1995 interview with Steve Jobs… Worth watching, for the big picture visionaries out there.

Posted In: Videos

Jerry Seinfeld’s Speech at 55th Clio Awards

I concur.

Posted In: Videos

Do You Gossip?

If so, you’re wasting your time on shit that doesn’t matter. There are far better things to do with your life than worry about other people’s drama. [via The One Effect]

Posted In: Life

Innovation Pockets by Country, Driven by Regulation

I just watched this debate between Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel from 2013 (as a result of seeing the link at the end of this article). At the very end of the hour debate, Marc mentions countries being differentiated by regulatory structures (and the movement toward more Hong Kong’s and Singapore’s) — resulting in innovation by sector. I see a strong parallel between countries differentiated by regulation as he mentions, and cities differentiated by branding around certain lifestyle niches… something I wrote about last year. At the end of the day, communities are at the heart of both trends.

Posted In: Technology

Changing the World

The desire to “change the world” is common among entrepreneurs. Via Seth Godin The public square is more public than ever, but minds are rarely changed in 140 character bursts and by selfies. If you ask me, there’s still far too much time, effort, and money going into the time suck economy. That’s okay, since it’s not my time, effort, and money – everyone has the right to do what they want with their lives.

Posted In: Business

The Mobile, Social Email Newsletter Reader…that Never Was

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Many startups wireframe, design and sometimes even build working prototypes of many concepts that don’t ever end up seeing the light of day. We were no different. After we built Oh Hey World and couldn’t get it to scale, one concept we wireframed and did customer validation against was a mobile, social email newsletter reader. MyBlogLog + Google Reader + email + location. I detailed the entire concept, thought process, and learnings over on the Horizon blog for the curious folk. I’m still crazy, crazy bullish on the idea. If someone ends up building it, please let me be an early beta tester.

Posted In: Social Media, Travel