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Master hard skills, outsmart the competition, and accelerate your career.

October 24, 2020

TTT Community Money Site

What if we could harness a scenius to launch a completely community-driven website that generates revenue and took all of the profits and donated them to a charity of choice?

October 22, 2020

Creating a recipe site with Jekyll

In my push for more people to own their own piece of the internet I created a recipe website for my girlfriend.

October 15, 2020

The Social Dilemma

What the hell is going on? And what can you do about it?

October 07, 2020

Standard Automation

I very much dislike situations where I ask myself the question, “what do I do?”

October 07, 2020

Crossing the Opinion Barrier

What they are and how getting over them can help you do better.

October 01, 2020

Black Friday Deals

What does your “deal” change for the people who didn’t choose you before?

October 01, 2020

Tools should turn us into experts

Tools shape our learning, processes, and mental models.

September 21, 2020

SEO Tool Buying Guide

The endless supply of tools leaves many beginners and experts wondering the same thing. What tool should I use?

September 21, 2020

Managing a remote team

How to manage and work with a remote team.

September 21, 2020

The SEO SaaS Gap

Every SEO tool is about data to move forward.

September 18, 2020

Perception Optimization

Optimizing the value of what you've created for a specific audience.

September 17, 2020

What makes a good delivery of bad news?

This was a post created for a University Discussion.

September 16, 2020

Most favorited Hacker News posts of all time

The most favorited articles by the top 10k most active Hacker News members.

September 05, 2020

Pain and growth

Search for those moments.

September 02, 2020

Sticking your neck out

On business and classes.

September 01, 2020


First Day of Class 2020

The joys and struggle of online class.

August 18, 2020

Marketing Differentiation

The mess of differentiation.

August 10, 2020


Industry Icons

Icons for design, development, and marketing.

August 09, 2020

Write about stuff that interests you

Goals moving forward and telling us what we need to know.

August 08, 2020 Dev log

How I built

August 05, 2020


You don’t need a degree to make change happen.

August 02, 2020


This is my working document on the idea of degreeless.

July 28, 2020


Brand, Content, and Reach

The following is a framework I’ve developed and modeled from trying to find a complete stance on business needs.

July 28, 2020

Student Employment

How can we give the next generation every opportunity we can to solve problems?

July 27, 2020

Question, Connect, and Understand

Real value comes from the questions you ask, the connections you make, and how well you help people feel understood.

July 22, 2020

Notes from MozCon 2020

My notes from MozCon 2020.

July 20, 2020

Marketing and Positioning

A riff on marketing and positioning

July 20, 2020

Catalina and Ruby

Running Jekyll on macOS Catalina

July 19, 2020

Effective Masks

General statements mean a lot of different things and often apply to a lot of people or items. Often statements are vague or not specific.

July 18, 2020

Updating a 2012 MacBook Pro

I recently picked up a 2012 13” MacBook Pro from a coworker. Why, would I take a 2012 MacBook Pro when I already own a 15” 2018 MacBook Pro?

July 18, 2020

Mask Oversimplification

On being American.

July 14, 2020

Thoughts on College

Originally written on April 13th.

July 09, 2020

2020 U.S. Presidential Website Teardown

Comparing the 2020 Presidential Candidate Websites.

July 02, 2020

Metrics on the Top 100 Most Visited Sites

Looking for how your site stacks up against the top 100?

June 21, 2020

Chrome Extensions

All of my Chrome Extensions.

June 19, 2020

Notes from Heroic Leadership

Real leaders—real heroes—find fulfillment, meaning, and even success by shifting their gaze beyond self-interest and serving others.

June 17, 2020

20 things you don’t know about SEO

Build something worth searching for.

June 12, 2020

What every business should know about digital marketing

SEO, PPC, Brand, What do you need?

May 29, 2020

The big problem with business

Why don't people choose you?

May 28, 2020

Commercial and Klim Type Fonts for free with macOS

Apple has licensed fonts Commercial Type, Klim Type Foundry, and Mark Simonson Studio for new system fonts on Mac OS Catalina.

May 26, 2020

Manifesto for a moral revolution book notes

Practices for a better world

May 24, 2020

Separating belief and science

A note on belief and humanity

May 19, 2020

Optimizing my book list

Ruby scripting to start making my book list static.

May 18, 2020


Starting Web Development Part 01

May 14, 2020

Adding Schema Markup

How I implemented structured data for this site.

May 04, 2020

The Best Business Leverage

Are you trying to convert or create an experience?

May 02, 2020

Redesign 02 — Resources

Redesigning the resources page.

May 01, 2020

Real Skills Conference

The people you actually need to see are each other—the rest of this day is on you and up to you.

April 24, 2020

Creating RSS feeds and Automating a Newsletter

How I built RSS feeds and automated my newsletter

April 23, 2020

MacOS font bug in Chrome

Chrome 81 breaks the ability to bold system fonts on Macs

April 21, 2020

Money Desires

If you want to make more money there are a few things you can do.

April 18, 2020

Everything I Know About Email

From code to vision.

April 17, 2020

About this website

How I built this site and what runs it.

April 17, 2020

No More Strategy

Guide not with directions but by design.

February 27, 2020

Creation and Consumption

Distinguish that from which is artificial, forced, or remote from actual experience.

February 26, 2020


Good design is as little design as possible.

February 05, 2020

Mental Models and Principles

A few of my personal mental models and principles.

February 01, 2020

Transcript & College Course Alternatives

My college courses and better alternatives that are mostly free.

January 29, 2020

Feedback Loops

How do you get better at something? What makes AI so valuable?

January 28, 2020

2020 Presidential Candidate Donate Form Comparison

In a race over donations from a nation how do the players compare?

January 11, 2020

2020 Presidential Candidate Font Comparison

In a race over donations from a nation how do the players compare?

January 11, 2020

2020 Presidential Candidate Website Comparison

In a race over power of a nation how do the players compare?

January 10, 2020


A Timeline of Inventions

A list of some human miracles over the centuries.

January 07, 2020

Anatomy of Performing Content

A nice reminder that the longer the better, headlines are important, building links requires effort, and people love lists.

January 06, 2020


Work in 2019

A few of the creative projects I worked on in 2019.

December 31, 2019

Website Plans

As with most things digital there are near infinite ways of creating a website. Generally there...

December 19, 2019

Learning is like baking

Learning is like baking. You find recipes and follow the given format. You try many recipes...

November 12, 2019


Making a book list

Learning how to make a book list with Jekyll.

October 19, 2019

Psychology and Persuasion

Key ways people can be influenced.

September 30, 2019


Lessons in creativity.

The First-Year Integrated Core at Miami University focuses on thinking critically, creatively and conceptually. ESP 103...

September 26, 2019

Down to the detail.

What makes an expert? What level of detail do you need to be aware of to...

September 25, 2019

Choosing to settle

We're always reaching for things we don't need.

September 24, 2019

Ideas need an axis to be tested against.

When we argue about ‘better’ most likely, we’re not having the same conversation. We need to...

September 23, 2019


Starting up a site: What’s it for?

It’s personal. I want to make a group of my own culture. I wanted to build...

September 21, 2019


Migrating from Squarespace to GitHub

And saving $152 a year on hosting fees.

July 03, 2019

New Thinking Society

A thought experiment from my senior year in High School.

April 05, 2019