Philosophy

Did You Get Your #HDW Badge Today?

By |February 4th, 2015|

Imagine with me for a minute, that we live in the future where society’s highest value is an honest day’s work…

…not overachieving, or ingenuity, or intelligence, or finding loopholes…

…just the ability to sit at the end of your day and feel tired, but satisfied that you gave your best effort to make something better in […]

What’s Your Poker Strategy For Life & Dating? 

By |September 24th, 2014|

Playing poker is in some ways a microcosm of life. Your strategy will often determine whether you succeed or fail. In poker (as well as in life), there are four basic types of players based on level of aggression and frequency of play.

Welcome to Genius Types, “Creative Life & Productivity”

By |September 9th, 2014|

I started this blog in 2006 as a young entrepreneur who was looking for something more creative than the typical American life of 50-60 hour work weeks, skipping vacations to move up, and not hoping to see & enjoy the world until I was too old to do so. It’s amazing how much my perspective […]

What is a Genius Type?

By |August 11th, 2014|

A Genius Type is when artist meets entrepreneur.

It’s not a statement of how “smart” you are, because intelligence is an out-dated understanding of mental capacity and besides… grit and perseverance beats talent every time.

A Genius Type sees the world differently than most, and often seems brilliant. But, perplexingly, the same mind is capable of […]

I Prefer to Work with People Who Played Team Sports

By |December 10th, 2007|

A few years ago, I came to the realization that just about all of my close friends and everyone that I really "clicked" with in the professional world had played some form of team sports when they were a kid.

Five Ways I Stay Connected, Informed, and Entertained Without Cable TV

By |November 16th, 2007|

A couple years ago, I decided to cut out Cable TV for a couple of reasons: First, we were trying to get out of debt and we decided that at over $1000 a year, cable was a luxury we could live without.

The King of Recovery

By |October 9th, 2007|

I’m the king of recovery.

Depending on your point of view, it’s either a skill or deficiency; but it certainly strikes both fear and elation into the lives of those who are paying attention.

Are You a Conformist or an Anti-Conformist Conformist?

By |September 24th, 2007|

The most ancient social duality is the tendency of humans to split into one of two groups: The Conformists or The Anti-Conformist Conformists.

How Husker Football has Contributed to Nebraska’s Character

By |September 10th, 2007|

I grew up in a small suburban town on the southernmost tip of Omaha, where the rolling hills of the Missouri valley meet the flats of the Platte River basin.

Signs of Insecurity

By |August 20th, 2007|

One of the greatest challenges we face in our lifetimes is becoming comfortable in our own skin. A person who is secure with himself is much more likely to achieve success, have meaningful relationships, and be respected by others.