2 years ago, Zack Brust and I set out to solve a problem that had become an annoyance in our lives and the daily lives of many people we know; planning things with friends.
The problem facing many groups of friends today is the abundance of messaging apps and platforms in which we all communicate. Whether it’s through email, texts, GroupMe, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Snapchat, or the countless other communication platforms out today, our friends have become increasingly fragmented.
This fragmentation of how we communicate with our friends has made getting in touch on the platform they prefer a somewhat painstakingly annoying process that makes answering an age old question tougher than it should be: “What’s the plan?” …
Remember when the first iPhone came out and everyone immediately assumed the touchscreen keyboard would be terrible? That their beloved Blackberry’s and T9 addictions were the only way to really type on a mobile phone?
Now fast forward 10 years, we’re spoiled, gone is our reverence for breakthroughs, for innovating change, however small or incremental.
I grew up at a time in which even the smallest advancement was lauded, where you could go from a click wheel iPod to a touch wheel whose buttons lit up and call it the greatest thing since sliced bread.
We’ve reached a point where the advancement of technology and yearly slimming of device thickness has caused most to stop caring, or most often times, flat out ignore when true innovation breaks through. …
In today’s sports landscape most coaches are learning very fast that the 20th century model of coaching will simply not succeed in the 21st century. Gone are the days when letters, printed mail-outs & phone calls would get the job done locking up top recruits. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat & Facebook are the pens and paper of days past, but most importantly the mediums in which players communicate, live & truly understand.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. …