From smartphones to internet news, our modern world is filled with distractions which suck time. While it’s easy to blame technology for the sorry state of modern human attention, one could argue it’s only amplifying human intention and seeking to create more leisure time we all crave. While I’d like to say I’m a shinning example of productivity all of the time, I freely admit technology and…
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Work is changing. From how we stay connected to where we work, it’s all being redefined thanks to the power of technology and evolving theories about work and productivity. A relatively new trend which has emerged in the last few years is coworking – an office or other working environment shared by people who are self-employed or working for different employers; these spaces allow members to…
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Finding a job can be a bit of a mystery for new grads. Despite years of preparation and schooling, the big step from the graduation stage to the front door of their first job can often be the most challenging. Increasingly however schools are providing students with additional resources to help with the transition. Recently I was invited to be a part of a “Job Searching &…
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Conversations about transportation usually generate yawns from audiences but not in Seattle. Last week citizens filled an entire room at Seattle Public Library’s Central Branch for SDOT’s first “Where Are We Going” speaker series event. With transportation systems around the world being reimagined, Scott Kubly, SDOT’s new director thought it would be an excellent time to pause and reflect on larger trends emerging in how cities…
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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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Borrowing a page/blog concept from Seattle Transit Blog, one of my favorite blogs. Below is a collection of links from the week which made stop think about emerging trends and adjust my perspective about topical issues. Technology Pebble sells a million smartwatches and reveals plans for 2015 Microsoft continues to improve its mobile productivity options by acquiring Sunrise for $100 million Rumors has it that Amazon might be…
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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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Start talking transportation with people at a cocktail party or social gathering and you’ll likely see their eyes glaze over. As far as topics go, it’s one of the least sexy things you can bring up. While not the first topic on everyone’s mind, it’s a very important aspect of economic development and daily life. Last week I sat in on the Seattle Chapter of Young…
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