Anaheim – where souls go to die

I’ve been to some soulless places in my time. But this honestly is worse than Disneyland in Orlando.

Upgrades are the best

I love being upgraded on flights. I don’t know what the real monetary value of these upgrades are but I love them.

Thanks Delta – I was a bit under the weather and that upgrade made my day.

The loneliest snowplow

Snapped this photo in LA.

Utah

Turns out I really liked Salt Lake City.

#business-travel, #travel

Perfectly good company scrapped – When a Unicorn Start-Up Stumbles, Its Employees Get Hurt – NYTimes.com

For a while, the dream of employee riches appeared intact. In March, Good executives filmed a video presentation for an investor roadshow for an I.P.O. The company, whose revenue grew 32 percent to $212 million in 2014, projected 17 percent revenue growth in 2015. Executives expected Good’s cash to last through the year, according to the company’s prospectus.

Source: When a Unicorn Start-Up Stumbles, Its Employees Get Hurt – NYTimes.com

Lots of interesting stuff in this article but the most interesting: Good was a company with $212m revenue in 2014. The key question of course is why were they mucking around with VC money vs. just running a business?

Maybe taking all that money isn’t such a good idea and being a simple, stable workhorse company is.

#unicorns, #vc, #workhorse

8 Reasons Why Low-Carb Diets Actually Work (no voodoo included)

8 Reasons Why Low-Carb Diets Actually Work (no voodoo included)

The popular story of how low-carb diets work goes something like this: Reducing your carbohydrate intake lowers your insulin levels. Since insulin keeps fat locked into adipose tissue, lowering insulin can increase the amount of fat released to be burned for energy. For the portion of the overweight/obese population with insulin resistance and chronically-elevated insulin […]

Source: 8 Reasons…

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The Power of Less and my December habit

The Power of Less and my December habit… an important lesson about staying on target especially when forming habits.

In the course of my gap year / sabbatical I’ve fallen out of the habit of waking up and thinking about my day. What I coach every new product manager is that every day there will be more thin…

Source: December habit – three things

Good article this morning via Tim Ferriss’ blog. The post reviews a few parts of a new book by Leo Babauta (Zen Habits). The key part of this excerpt is this: one…

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