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Get Into the Game

I’ve always had a bias for action. I prototype rapidly and launch an MVP. Then iterate. And improve. Because nothing is ever truly finished. Just, hopefully, a little better than the day before. Sometime I nail it. Sometimes I break things. Sometimes I provoke...
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Digital-First…or Digital-Worst?

Many of us spend what feels like years of our lives waiting to get prescriptions filled. This can include navigating voice menus that provide more information than necessary; standing in long lines inside the pharmacy with a sheet of paper from a doctor; or watching...
AI + Fixed Mindset

A New Year’s Eve Disaster

It was New Year’s Eve. My wife and I were getting ready to go out to dinner to celebrate the imminent arrival of 2024. And then everything went off the rails. My wife popped into the garage to get something. She heard the unwelcome sound of gushing water. The...
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Hair Gel + Public Speaking?

I walked out of the room at the beginning of my own speech. When I returned a minute later, my hair was dripping wet and I was carrying a hairdryer, a brush, and Paul Mitchell “super-clean sculpting gel.” The audience waited for more. I made eye contact for a...
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Now Hulk Will…Write?

I became a writer because of The Incredible Hulk. More specifically, I was inspired by the first comic book I ever bought, Incredible Hulk Issue 227, which was released in September 1978 when I was 10. The storyline involved a green-haired psychiatrist named Dr. Len...
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“Don’t Run Out of Gas!”

I was 22 the first and only time that I ran out of gas. This was in late 1990, which might as well have been the stone ages for a lot of today’s professional workforce. I had no cell phone, no AAA membership, and no gas can. As I stood on the side of the road next to...