Moving Out

Getting rid of everything was easy. Actually leaving was harder than I expected.Over the past three months, we've been selling and donating things we no longer needed or used. Some of the items were easy to part with. Others had more sentimental value. Asking our kids to part with…

One Year Away

My family and I are traveling full time for a year. I attempt to answer all of your questions here.…

CrossFit?

It's Sunday morning. I'm sitting on the couch and drinking coffee. I'm also Googling CrossFit intro videos and looking a "boxes" near my office. That's what they call them. They're not gyms, they're boxes. I've never been very physically active. I played baseball and ran track as a…

4 Lessons Any Struggling Business Can Learn from Kitchen Nightmares

I'm a big fan of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. The British version, not the American one. I enjoy watching, not because the shows are about cooking, but because they're about business. Teamwork, leadership, purpose, positioning, margins and profit and losses are all topics you'll hear covered. 1. Go Where the Customers…

An Open Letter to Cincinnati City Council

Disclaimer: I don't live or work in the city of Cincinnati. I pay no city taxes. I am heavily invested in this region, though. I'm disappointed in you, Cincinnati. I live in Northern Kentucky, but I tell everyone I'm from Cincinnati. I always have and always will. I've been sitting…

Louder

So, I keep talking about the Cincinnati tech community, but the reality is that we have tech neighborhoods. Unfortunately, I think we do a bad job bringing the neighborhoods together often enough. That's the reason the poorly named Cincinnati Web/Tech Drinkup was born after all. Chris and I had…

Let's Start with Why

I'm learning a lot about people lately. I'm learning about what drives and unites them. What makes people stand and fight with you and what divides them. I want to do more of the former and less of the latter. I've made mistakes. I used to be excited by the…

Thank You

It isn't hard to say, but it's pretty rare to hear. We all work hard to move our community and region forward and it's easy to lose sight of the end goal. There's an article that's been all over my Twitter feed tonight about Cincinnati becoming an unexpected startup hub.…