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Archives for June 2009

To Eat or Not to Eat?

"Are you going to eat that?"  "You’re not throwing that out are you?" Certain members of my family (my parents and my in-laws) hate to throw away food.  Conversely, my wife and I hate to keep food for more than a few days.  This difference in mindset often results in vigorous debate about whether or not […]

Are You A Gmail Ninja?

Like every suburban white kid who grew up in the early 1980’s, I love and respect the Ninja.  I am not sure if this affection is traced back to GI Joe’s nemesis Storm Shadow, the short lived show "The Master," readily available ninja throwing stars that you could pick up at the Upper Valley Mall, the […]

Adding Fun to Your Run with Nike Plus

"Hi, my name is Dave, and I am a nerd… a nerd who is trying to get in shape by running every day even though running alone can be mundane.  A nerd who is staying interested in running by gathering data about my running using an awesome gadget called Nike Plus.  If you are a […]

The Amazing Pizza Box Video?

Yes, I said "The Amazing Pizza Box Video."  it is not a typo. Need proof that the opportunity to innovate is all around us?  Check out this 45 second video from Eco Incorporated, a company who is "saving the environment one pizza box at a time."   This is such an awesome concept for so many […]

Canal Street Tavern – Take Two

Last night Derek Wade and I took the stage at Canal Street Taven in Dayton, Ohio for the second time in as many months.  We performed a half hour set of original music, that included a few new songs, a few old songs, and even a few songs with Derek playing Banjo.  While were were […]

Use RSS to Get More from LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great tool for keeping track of your contacts, researching individuals and organizations, finding employment and employees, asking questions and getting answers, and better understanding the professional world. As you add followers, it can be a bit of a challenge to keep up with everything. Sure you can check out the weekly summary […]

What Next?

For the past week, much of the conversation around Dayton has been about NCR and their departure from the community.  NCR was founded by John H. Patterson over 100 years ago.  Patterson was an innovator, a community leader, and one of the pioneers of modern sales techniques.  One need not look very far to find […]

Tiger and The Dip

Yesterday, fresh back from vacation, I was hard at work taking 3 business colleagues to the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.  I know, rough life.  It was my first in person visit to a PGA event, and I must say that I was blown away by just how good the pros are.  I was also […]