When I’m at home I have typically spent time behind a bluetooth wireless keyboard from Apple and when I’m traveling I find myself simply using the native keyboard on my notebook computer (I’m not that guy that travels with every single peripheral… you know one or two of those!).
But I’ve found myself spending more time without the wireless keyboard even while at home and the point is so that I might become even more intimate with the entire device as a whole.
Why? Because I want to know my device better.
I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Atlanta next week – sheesh! It’s already upon us!
I can’t wait to see everyone!
I’ll be headed to Dig South 2014 and I’m pretty stoked to have been asked to join one of the panel discussions on the future of education, something I’m obviously passionate about.
The video above is a recap via 2013. Hope to see you there? Learn more here!
A bunch of you have asked about the last personal branding page that I had for quite some time (you can see it live here).
Per my usual I’m releasing it publicly for your own use. Enjoy and hack away! It looks decent on mobile devices too:
I love this from William S. Burroughs:
Once the breakthrough is made, there is a permanent expansion of awareness. But there is always a reaction of rage, of outrage, at the first breakthrough.
If you are attempting to do something that isn’t necessarily common or that might be against the grain, sotospeak, then you’ll begin to encroach on people’s sensibilities; you’ll begin to challenge what they know and what they do not know as well as what they think they know but do not know.
[Love this scene in Jerry Macguire.]
Or more like punching it to be exact.
A startup is all heart, a mix of emotion and sweat. If you’re not taking it personal then you’re doing it wrong. Decisions are made, mistakes are created (or walked into), and feelings get challenged all the time.
You’ve probably been told (or have told yourself) during tough times that you won’t ever be given more than you can bear/handle/take.
It’s a nice colloquialism or saying but we all know that it does little to dull the pain of the moment or do anything much for that matter when shared. In fact, if you’re like me, then it might just make you more upset.
But recently I’ve been thinking of an inverse of sorts – flipping the idea on its head a bit, if you will. What if we, in equal measure, will never be given more favor than we can bear? An interesting thought, right?