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CEO: A Work in Progress

Why Andreessen Horowitz Says I’m Not A CEO (Yet)

At travelabulous, Kirk and I both carry the title of co-founder. We’ve decided that it’s unnecessary at this stage to name a CEO – mainly because our roles and responsibilities are so intermingled (though I also happen...

Collective Memory: This is your brain on thought experimentation

This Is The Next Next Next

We interrupt our scheduled startup- and travel-related programming to do a little bit of “far out, man” thought experimentation. I came across an article on Quartz recently, discussing “Why major creative breakthroughs happen in...

People! Make Stuff That Matters!

Make Stuff That Matters

I’ve always been an intuition-driven person who will not trust her gut until the data confirms it. I guess they call that the scientific method (or, less kindly, insecurity). Since we started this travelabulous...

Startup Tools: Laptop, Notebook, Camera

111 Days Later

It’s been 111 days since I set the wheels in motion on “The Real Plan A: Build a Startup”. During that time, there have been many things I’ve done for the first time. I...

It's Margarita O'Clock: Are you productive yet?

Did You Earn Your Margarita Yet?

I just finished gulping down “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss (available for borrowing as an e-book from the Ottawa Public Library), so I wanted to regurgitate some of his tips and immediately...

Mastery: Get those training wheels on!

Mastering the Skills for UX Mastery

The other day, Jared Spool of User Interface Engineering (whom, I must mention, I admire and read often) posted an article entitled “Five Indispensable Skills for UX Mastery”. The five skills he named were...