Have you been hunting around for the right treadmill desk to buy, but having trouble deciding on which of the major treadmill desks is right for you? I had the same problem for the last year since there was no good treadmill desk reviews online, so I’ve decided to give back to the world a little bit and write my own thorough treadmill desk review here to share all of my hard earned knowledge.… read more “Treadmill Desk Ultimate Review: Lifespan Fitness vs. Trek Desk vs. Exerpeutic vs. Signature 9000 vs Walkstation vs. DIY”
Month: August 2012
Jeremy & Joel Tuesday Idea Meetings
Jeremy and I have been doing what for lack of a better term, I will call “Idea Meetings” every Tuesday.
The concept is this: we meet on Tuesday evenings at 8pm and pick a topic off our list to discuss in depth. We spend two hours doing so. Here is a sampling of our list of our topics:
Accessible longterm structured freetime top 10 freetime ideas, fun social constructive activities
Research how we can eat & live to increase brain power
Discipline to execute (talk about strategies to do this
Discover a list of new, challenging activities for us to participate in
Skills we would want to learn (adwords, speaking, basketball, etc)
Come up with product ideas (tech or nontech)
Build client retention management service
Technologies that can boost productivity
Find good potential networking meet ups (including book clubs)
Research the people we want to be… confidence, style, swagger, abilities, skills, lifestyle
Build something useful
Use dual n back in recruiting programmers/anybody
Shopping in stores… find business ideas, marketing strategies (mall)
Personal life improvements
Great blog posts for each of our blogs
Figure out recruiting strategies
Create something interesting with google apps scripts or in marketplace
Analyze personal history to understand weaknesses and apply to present
Share computer knowledge & efficiencies
Find ways to reinforce behavior in employees
Foundation Trilogy Review
I recently began reading the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov. It is well known as one of the original sci-fi series written way back in 1951. The series is actually mind-blowingly good… it’s far better than the Lord of the Rings series published at the same time. You can also tell that the Dune series written in 1965 by Frank Herbert was very heavily influenced by this series.… read more “Foundation Trilogy Review”
Kingkiller Chronicles: The Name of the Wind Review
I just finished reading the first two books in the Kingkiller Chronicles trilogy:
- The Name of the Wind
- The Wise Man’s Fear
I really enjoyed both of them. They were two of the strongest fantasy books I’ve read in quite some time and I can’t wait for the 3rd one to come out next year. The series is written as a metafictional story with in a story – basically it’s the hero of the story telling his story to a scribe. … read more “Kingkiller Chronicles: The Name of the Wind Review”
The New Industrial Revolution
Once the majority of humanity labored in agricultural jobs. Now only 2% do. Basic factory labor is now being replaced in the same way by robots.
What happens next?
The Irish Curse: Great Play About Men With Small Penises
Tonight I went to the Odyssey theater in Los Angeles to see a play called “The Irish Curse”. “The Irish Curse” is a 90 minute play set in the basement of a Catholic Church in Brooklyn. The play features five men who attend a regular support group for men with small penises, ie the Irish curse. … read more “The Irish Curse: Great Play About Men With Small Penises”
If you refuse to accept a job you consider “beneath” you, you are not truly unemployed and should receive 0 benefits.
I worked for one full year with 0 pay when starting my business. I had hopes, but also a lot of risks and no guarantees.
I am sick of my tax dollars supporting people who believe they should be mid level managers making $80,000 and so refuse to accept a job at Lowe’s paying $12/ hour.… read more “Unemployment”
Job Posts, Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring
For the last couple of weeks, I have been doing a ton of job postings, interviews and hiring. Some of it can be fun, but most of it is drudgery.
Basically people are trying to put on their best front for me and I have to look at their email, their previous work and their resume and try to find problems. … read more “Job Posts, Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring”
Privacy vs Publicity
I have a friend who recently took down his longtime blog. Deleted everything and dropped the domain. He said he did this because he was worried what people might think of him and his older posts. He is a strong believer in privacy; he thinks the more privacy you have, the better.
On the other hand you have me and my blog. … read more “Privacy vs Publicity”
The Foolishness of Chasing the Quick Buck
How often have you thought to yourself how great would it be to make a lot of money without a lot of work? To have a passive income stream? To build the next Instagram?
Do you think you’re the only one who wants to do that?
The marketplace of people who want to make a quick buck is huge.… read more “The Foolishness of Chasing the Quick Buck”