Becoming a Tech Professional

Persistance as a Tech Professional

June 11, 2018 Eli 8

I purchased a Nintendo Switch on the day it came out. I didn’t buy it because I particularly liked video games, nor did I think I’d spend much time playing […]

Startup Life

Private Conversations

January 9, 2018 Eli 8

There are a thousand private conversations that happen before a decision is made.

Lifestyle

Self Importance Problems

December 7, 2017 Eli 2

When talking with other people it’s vital to understand that they do not see the world from the same perspective that you do.

Lifestyle

Restarting as a Skill

December 6, 2017 Eli 3

People focus to much on trying to study 15 hours a day, but do a bad job at simply restarting their training when they have to temporarily stop.

Startup Life

Time Allocation

November 30, 2017 Eli 10

Are you “working” 5 hour a day on your social media marketing, or are you just watching a lot of cat videos?

Startup Life

Mining Gold in Ghettos

October 26, 2017 Eli 3

In the United States EVERYONE as money.  Ghettos and poor places can be terrific areas to start when you’re a n00b or starting your tech business.

Lifestyle

Self Aggrandizing

October 23, 2017 Eli 2

Self aggrandizing is a way many people try to make themselves look impressive, but it generally does not work out how people imagine it will.

Lifestyle

Listening to the Canaries of Tech

October 11, 2017 Eli 0

I have the reputation for being arrogant with many people which is ironic considering that I hold very few strong personal beliefs.  I come off strong, and sometimes condescending in […]

Lifestyle

Mentorship Myth

October 9, 2017 Eli 1

I was in the mall yesterday and a viewer recognized me and approached to ask for help.  Their ask was for my mentorship.  They think by being taken under my […]

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Mukbang for Professionals

October 5, 2017 Eli 0

Having given up on YouTube I may have inadvertently found my way forward with the platform (At least until it sinks.) What I’m playing with now at first blush may […]

Lifestyle

What is “Real” Work?

October 4, 2017 Eli 5

Yesterday was a bit of a hard day. It just took a long time and a lot of brain power to work through a solution. Thankfully by the end I […]

Lifestyle

Boogie2988 and Non Scale Victories

October 3, 2017 Eli 1

Boogie2988 recently did a video talking about “non scale victories” on his YouTube channel that I think is appropriate for many tech professionals and entrepreneurs to take to heart.  Long […]

Lifestyle

Working on the Toilet

October 2, 2017 Eli 1

Last Friday I was the Tech Breakfast Ask a VC event in Georgetown and had the disheartening situation of the founder Ron forcing me to actually signup like a normal […]

Lifestyle

The Financial Value of Playing

September 28, 2017 Eli 2

I was at a Meetup last night watching a presentation on Augmented Reality.  The presenter talked about his credentials, what he did, and how he became interested in AR.  To […]

Startup Life

Advice that’s Replicateable

September 14, 2017 Eli 2

On a rather routine basis I get the question of why the hell anyone should listen to me, and to be fair this is a good question that you should […]

Startup Life

I Don’t Wanna

September 14, 2017 Eli 7

When I started working on Failed Normal the idea was that I was going to continue creating a large amount of video content.  I setup Vimeo so that I could […]