The Art of Play: How to Have More Fun and Be More Creative

The other day I attended the annual Austin kite festival and had a blast. I had forgotten how much fun it was to play and honestly, what it was like to fly a kite. I forgot about the time. I…

Emerging Theme at SXSW 2019: Are We Solving for the Real Problem?

“Sometimes the deepest questions are the simplest questions.” Safi Bahcall during his SXSW 2019 presentation, LOONSHOTS: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Transform Industries We’ve been told that product/market fit is one of the most important steps for any…

SXSW 2019 – Days 9 & 10 Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

SXSW 2019 is officially over. What an amazing conference! Here are my final two days worth of lessons learned from SXSW 2019. General SXSW 2019 lessons learned: Think of creative ways to present really technical information (both visually and verbally).…

SXSW 2019 – Days 7 & 8 Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

I combined lessons learned from day 7 and 8 mainly because the days are getting longer (music ends late…) and laptop time is getting shorter. Read on for lessons learned… General SXSW 2019 lessons: You grow your tribe by creating…

SXSW 2019 Day 6 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

SXSW Day 6 What an amazing day 6! Read on for lessons learned, dear reader. General SXSW lessons: Practice your presentation until you breakthrough and find your authentic voice. This is really hard to do and is something I constantly…

SXSW 2019 – Day 5 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

There were lots of amazing speakers at day 5 of SXSW 2019. While I’m only writing brief snippets of my lessons learned, I plan to write longer pieces to provide more context once SXSW is over. Read on for lessons…