I knew this guy named Paul.

Incredibly creative.
Saw things others didn’t see.
Violently passionate about his craft.

All this made Paul hyper-critical of his peers’ work. He always had criticism to offer, and usually it was constructive and on-target, even if it was rarely presented well. His own products…

Leadership is about giving.

Leaders give instruction, guidance and direction. They empower people to do their jobs.

Good leaders also give more intimate pieces of themselves. They give their time and effort, often when they’d rather be doing other things. They share personal stories and lessons learned, which can be…

What successful radio DJs know that you don’t

I have written and produced hundreds of radio spots (maybe thousands, I didn’t count). I have also produced hundreds of hours of live radio. In more than fifteen years as a radio and television producer, I learned a lot from trial and error. …

What Skateboarding Taught Me

I rode my skateboard quite a bit in the eighties.

Back then you couldn’t buy skateboards and skateboarding helmets and pre-fabricated plastic launch ramps at WalMart. There wasn’t at least one skatepark in every city. There weren’t even any X-Games at that time.

(“Uphill both ways, in the…


The secret is simple: Pay the price.

I started a mobile software company in 2009 with $430 in gambling winnings.*

Since then I’ve grown it into a small empire that has netted more than a quarter of a million dollars.**

I know that’s not Angry Birds money or anything. However, I started with no programming skills to…

High five!

You can’t fake good leadership

I spent 20 years in the Air Force. I served in some key leadership positions and watched the performance of many, many others.

One thing I noticed is that many people aren’t very good at leading. In fact, they don’t lead. They cover their own asses. They want to avoid…

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