Jake Johnson

Husband. Father. Writer. “Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself.” | Twitter: @thejakers | http://thejakers.com


Raising Entrepreneurs

Fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in your kids


What did your parents teach you about money? If you’re anything like me, you were taught…


Want Happy Users? Start With Considerate Content Design


Lessons on thinking like your customer from a conversation with my 4-year old.


The Power of “Why?”


Over the years, I’ve learned from my kids that one of the most powerful questions is, “Why?”

When you believe in something strongly, ask, “Why?”

When someone disagrees with you, ask, “Why?”

When you buck against authority, ask, “Why?”

When people exercise authority over you, ask, “Why?”


A Portrait of the Aesthete as a Young Man

“Would I buy something just for its design? No, of course not.”


Publications edited by Jake Johnson

A photo in a thousand words…more or less. A personal project. Please, no submissions.


A Tale Of Two #Hashtags

Social media lessons from McDonald’s and Starbucks


The logic seemed sound, make a hashtag that people could use to share their positive…


Strolling Down Memory Lane

The Instagram Project: photos in 1,000 words…more or less


“Just took a stroll down memory lane via my instagram feed. What an…


My Personal Manifesto

8 values I’ve learned I can’t live without


About a year and a half ago, I started an agency called Baji with four friends. To us, it was…


It’s the Simple Things

A brand experience lesson from the Ballard Wendy’s.


In Seattle, when the sun is out, the boats come out to play. So, yesterday, the Ballard…


“I Don’t Want to be a Loser.”

Fear of failure, self-worth, and our need to succeed


When he got up from the table, I knew something was wrong. His steps were too…


Raising Entrepreneurs

Fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in your kids


What did your parents teach you about money? If you’re anything like me, you were taught…


R.I.P Google Reader, Hello Mortality

The Impermanence of Technology and Our Fear of Death


Today, Google Reader was killed.