Short blog post to start this week. I’m working on getting back into the groove of writing daily and publishing. Below is what I’m currently working on.Probono Projects Pro Bono Projects PR Gives Back Ignite Gala PRSA Puget Sound Mentor Attending The Future List Party Trip.com January meetup Lunar New Year Reading If I Live To Be 100 Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance The…
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  Spent time this weekend reviewing old journals and blog post entries. It’s refreshing sometimes to pause and take a look at the past for minute. While nothing can be altered, information can be gleaned from the past and help inform the future. It’s also a great reminder of where you’ve been. Whether it’s up a mountain, across an ocean, or down a long road, it…
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Winter is starting to trail off in Seattle and spring is beginning to show its colors. The sun is rising earlier each day, ice is melting from Northwest hiking trails, and the cherry blossoms at the University of Washington are starting to bloom. Spring is almost officially here in Seattle! Personally I am starting to feel some of the winter grey associated with Seattle winters melt…
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In February I had the opportunity to partner with Taichi Kitamura, owner and chef of Sushi Kappo Tamura. Taichi was recently selected to participate in Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” TV show. To celebrate this honor, Taichi wanted to organize a small event for close friends, staff, and loyal customers to watch the show. Having heard many good stories about the restaurant and lived blocks away…
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When working on a project it’s easy to get caught up in the fine details. Is the writing crisp? Is the photo right? Did we anticipate every possible thing that could go wrong? While it’s important to strive for the best, it’s also equally as important to not let the fine details hold back the final product. “What’s your minimal viable product (MVP)? Start there and…
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Closing out the first month of the New Year. It’s off to a good start. I’ve made a few steps towards my goals for the year. Below are some updates on my progress. Blog once a week Still working to determine the right balance for this one. I enjoy writing but often find myself paused when considering what to publish on my blog. I do my…
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“Can you make me Twitter-famous” or as referenced occasionally by the younger crowd “Instafamous?” I often hear this question from friends and some brands. The rise of social media platforms in the last few years has spawned the idea of instant validation and a podium to express point of views and beliefs. While there is a bit of validity to this idea, taking a step back…
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Sticking to my New Year goal of blogging once a week. In the process of working on a longer more thoughtful post but here’s a quick one for now. Stay tuned for a more detailed post later this week. Below is what I’m up to currently. I’m… Reading: The Power of Habit: Why We Do what We… Javascript & JQuery Interactive Front-End Development Age of Ultron…
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Here we go, 2015 is off and running! I’m continuing my tradition of sharing my goals for the New Year on my blog. Different from years past however, I’m revisiting a few past goals (about half) which I didn’t quite hit the mark OR pursued previously and enjoyed the outcomes. As a co-worker once shared with me, goals are important to set perspective for the coming year. They…
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Unexpectedly these last few weeks have been a little fast paced. I recently started a new contract role with NetHope, a nonprofit focused on increasing connectivity in the developing world and helping NGOs use technology smarter. At the same time a few volunteer projects came online. Juggling a few balls these days but I’m enjoying being fully active again. Hoping to share a longer post in…
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