Social Support – What We’ve Learned

January 25, 2013

Process is Key One of the things Derek and I are most excited about while kicking off Revv is running a fast-cycle, customer rich process for product development.  Start with founder vision and then constantly check hypothesis against reality.  In the early days when ideas are just forming we are doing this through customer interviews. [...]

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Asian Efficiency – Productivity Shockers

January 24, 2013

Productivity Shockers This post continues a fun series on shocking ways to improve your productivity.  The inspiration on this series comes from T.A. McCann and Tim Ferriss.  T.A. suggested coming up to speed quickly on productivity by doing a blog series on productivity tools people actually use – and Tim’s 4 Hour Chef inspired a [...]

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Who’s Got Your Back

January 21, 2013

Who’s Got Your Back? Who’s Got Your Back highlights the extreme power of deep, open relationships in our business and personal lives. This is a concept that can transform me. Many of my interactions are shallow – even with good friends, close colleagues, and family.  It’s a point that we often lose in the hubbub of life.  Some [...]

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The Power of Habit

January 14, 2013

Applied Expertise We are kicking into learning overdrive at Revv. Outcome statement: Become applied experts in making change easy. This will require an understanding of psychology, neuroscience, behavior change, coaching, and more.  The keys for changing your life and building tools to help others change. Note the focus on applied expertise – not scientific expertise.  We’ll [...]

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Advice from the Weatherman

January 12, 2013

I’m in Steamboat Springs these days – with a primary purpose of starting Revv with Derek.  Tools to Make Change Easy. Secondary purpose – to ski! I pretty religiously check the weather forecast and plan days out accordingly.  This behavior is indicative of my overall agenda to know things, direct things, and control my life. I Have [...]

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Masterpiece Days

January 5, 2013

Today was a Masterpiece Day.  One simple reason: “Had a great conversation with Derek about company and personal values.” A Key Question I’ve added one simple question to my daily review which has been pretty monumental to my life: “Was the day a masterpiece?” When I sit down with folks these days – I typically [...]

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Don’t Settle for Happiness. Demand Meaning.

December 17, 2012

I’m a huge fan of Leo Babuta and Zen Habits.  The Power of Less taught me the beauty of minimalism and how to be happier *because* I had fewer things going on. But Leo just jumped the shark – and I want to call him out on it. Leo started out with a self improvement [...]

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Psychedelic Therapy Cruise – or why to followup on your crazy ideas

December 10, 2012

Pursue your Ideas I had a crazy idea recently.  Psychedelic Therapy Cruise. Instead of shoving it down – I followed up. I hope to do two things with this blog post: Encourage us to take small steps to chasing down those ‘crazy’ ideas. Share what I’ve learned about this interesting business opportunity in the hopes [...]

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Productivity Shockers

November 30, 2012

We’ve been diving deep on creating a new product concept around this theme: We believe that people can become at least 10x more effective at reaching their goals in life with small changes that help them work smarter, not longer. We build simple, powerful productivity tools to help them make these changes. Man have we [...]

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Progression of Intelligence

November 8, 2012

Life. WTF is it? The universal question. I don’t have a strong religious or cultural tradition to guide my way – and as a result I’ve wandered broadly. Is the purpose of life to increase personal happiness?   Doesn’t feel right – Sebastian Marshall does a great job of explaining why happiness shouldn’t be our goal. Increase happiness and fulfillment for [...]

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