Being Thankful in 2012: My Thanksgiving thoughts

Posted by on November 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm
thank you kids

In a few days I turn 42 years old. In science fiction, we know that 42 is the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything” so I thought I’d reflect a bit this Thanksgiving and all I have to be thankful for, besides of course making it to this magical old […]

Dave, where you been??

Posted by on February 20, 2012 at 2:59 am
Dave at the Game

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged and I apologize for that. At the end of our crowd-sourcing hiring project, we got a large number of applicants to sort through. My evaluation proocess for appplicants is extremely throrough and it takes time. Additionally, after attending Macworld/iWorld at the end of the month my mailbox […]

Business Lessons Dad taught me: It’s always your job, and nothing is “beneath” you

Posted by on June 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm

“But Dad, don’t you have people to do that?” Ooops, I should not have said that to my Dad. We were at his office when he was Vice President of a large chemical specialty company and his trash was overflowing and he took it out. Now, to be fair, his products were designed to support […]

Business Lessons Dad taught me: Have a firm and compassionate handshake

Posted by on June 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm
Shaking Hands

A handshake? Who cares about that. It’s a simple way of greeting people. Americans shake hands. In other cultures they bow or hug. Ah, but it’s really so much more than what it seems. A firm handshake shows commitment and dedication. It shows you are truly happy to see that person. Imagine that positive energy […]

Business Lessons Dad taught me: Business is all about people

Posted by on June 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm

No matter what product or service you are in, you deal with people. The people may be your coworkers, your suppliers, or your customers. Unless you live in the woods and eat off the land, you will come in contact with people. I know a phrase he hated was “it’s nothing personal, it’s business.” Even […]

Business Lessons Dad taught me: Your word is your brand

Posted by on June 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm
Superhero wall

Obvious right? Not really. How often do people make excuses in life coming up with a variety of reasons why they couldn’t do something? Deadlines missed, appointments not kept, and meetings cancelled. Not my Dad. I remember one night he came home at midnight from a business trip and was leaving again at 4am to […]

Business Lessons Dad taught me: It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice

Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm

This is the seventh father’s day since my Dad passed away. I think what makes this one a bit different is I’m 40 now and I distinctively remember my dad’s 40th birthday. In fact, in this picture here my Dad is the same age I am now (I’m 13 in this picture). He passed away […]

To the couple at Z’s: An open letter

Posted by on August 29, 2010 at 6:06 am
coffee break

Monday was a horrible day for me. Just horrible. I spent the entire day fighting with my credit card company over something infinitely stupid and was just really done with the world. Where are all the nice people in the world and why can’t I run into them more often? My question was quickly answered […]

Where have I been the past 2 months?

Posted by on May 10, 2010 at 3:57 am

When you run your own business, I often tell people “life gets in the way.”  Most of my customers are small office, home office, and residential customers.  Many times they call me to work on projects, they can do themselves because they simply have too much going on their lives. When they look through the […]

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