Push Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone

I was at the gym the other day, and I happened to step on a treadmill where the electronic display was broken. See that the gym was so full, I…

Why Great Ideas Come While Taking A Shower

Some of my best ideas come while taking a shower for some reason. Sometimes a solution would pop up for a problem I’ve been trying to solve for days. Sometimes…

Solve the Right Problems

Tired of having to carry around a bottle of ink just to sign legal documents, W. B. Purvis invented the fountain pen. He didn’t shop around for a solution; he…

Be Your Own Tipping Point

We often remember the people who symbolize a movement, but forget all the people who came beforehand to create that movement. We remember the dates, but forget all the events…

Boundaries a Necessity to Sustain Family Businesses

Lilly and her boyfriend work together. It’s really his business, and she’s his marketing manager. One of the ways they are able to maintain a healthy relationship and run a…

Start Your Day the Night Before

It took me nearly thirty minutes to get ready for the gym this morning. Normally, I have all my clothes and gear ready the night before so that I can…

Don’t Wait to Make a Difference in Somebody’s Life

I attended the 2011 TEDxBoulder over the weekend. The event was filled with inspiring, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous presentations. Even days after, the presentation by Mark Bezos, for some reason,…

Make Your Own Creative Class

I have an associate who was a stand-up comedian for a little while. For right now, let’s call him Bill. Bill started out on open mic nights at a local…

6 Easy Steps to Create a Crappy Super Bowl Ad

For the past week or so, I’ve seen a hilarious Volkswagen video clip floating around that has a little kid in a mini Darth Vader costume trying to use the…

An Idea That Will Stick to the Roof of Your Mouth

If you ever wanted to get into the food business, I think it’s important to check your knowledge of food history first: Who invented the crop rotation method for farming?…

Simultaneous Discovery

History is littered with examples of what is known as simultaneous discovery, or simultaneous invention. ┬áIt’s a phenomenon in which multiple people, sometimes in the same era, and sometimes over…

Avocation vs. Vocation

I recently attended a discussion group lead by Scott Calvert, the Vice President of Sales at Trada.com, a crowdsource marketing company in Boulder, Colorado (their promo video is awesome –…


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