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Right Intentions

Right Intentions

  Aloha from Hawaii. I'm on vacation, so I've just got a quick post to file this week. I'm lucky enough to be staying in Kannapali beach in Maui this week, and spending the day yesterday trekking on the road to hana.  For the uninitiated, the road to hana is a treacherous stretch of highway in the northeast of the island of Maui, famous for being both very windy and very scenic.  We Read the article >>
On Identity

On Identity

The first thing people ask me when they haven't seen me in a while is "How's StepOut?". I find it playfully amusing that, to others, I'm the "Indian online dating guy". Not because I have any particular special amused sentiment towards India, online dating, or the web itself, just because it's something I never thought I'd be doing professionally. Work as Self I used to hate pitching the company. Read the article >>
6 Easy Quantified Self Tools

6 Easy Quantified Self Tools

I've written before about how, as Ignighter's CTO, I log everything I can measure.  This allows me to delve deep and gain insights about how folks are using our fledgling site. Since discovering a love of data in my professional life, I've cultivated a similar affinity for data around my personal habits.  These 6 tools have helped me track financial, fitness, and health trends in my personal Read the article >>
5 Reasons to try a Standing Desk

5 Reasons to try a Standing Desk

You can only be as efficient as the tools around you allow you to be. The most recent change to my workstation is a standing desk. Standing 8+ hours / day is a big change. Aside from some exhaustion the first day, most of the changes have been positive so far. Here are some of the benefits: I'm strength training while I'm at work. You know that feeling when you're exhausted at the end of the Read the article >>
Ignight-ing Boulder

Ignight-ing Boulder

Team @ignighter spent this past weekend in Boulder, visiting our mentors & friends from last summers Techstars program. It''s been exactly one year since we made the trek from the east coast to Boulder, joining the 2008 mentorship program. Wow. what a weekend. I''d forgotten how much Boulder is the type of place that will just humble you. Beyond the natural beauty in the town & the Read the article >>
Twitter IS Human-Powered Search

Twitter IS Human-Powered Search

While Google is my go-to for almost everything search, there are some situations when keyworded-search just doesn't do. Google's Pagerank algorithm may find answers that are most relevant to the entire web, but sometimes I want to know what people in my field, in my area, or from my past, are using. Those people know my tastes, or at least seem to have similar tastes to me. In short, I want to know Read the article >>
How to Find Interesting New Twitter-ers

How to Find Interesting New Twitter-ers

I've been onboarding some of my offline friends to twitter lately. It's funny how the best brands make you into an evangelist for their platform, isn't it? Anyway, I've found that after they get past the initial idea, and decide to sign-up, their biggest point of friction is finding new interesting people to follow. Here are the best twitter-er finding tools I've found so far. - http://wefollow.com/ Read the article >>
What music have you been listening to lately? Please share. #musicmonday

What music have you been listening to lately? Please share. #musicmonday

One of my favorite things about integrating twitter into my life, thus far, has been how powerful the platform is for giving & getting recommendations of new habits, products, or hobbies, from a trusted network of friends & colleagues. And, there's a part of me that loves music. discovering it. listening to it. digesting it. feeling it. dancing to it. and, sharing it. I'm going to try an Read the article >>
The amazing value of the Techstars network

The amazing value of the Techstars network

About a year ago, I was given an once-in-a-decade career opportunity: Join Adam Sachs & Dan Osit to help start Ignighter.com, an online group dating website, at Techstars, the startup incubator program based in Boulder, CO. Techstars typically takes a small equity stake in your company in exchange for a small amount of seed money, a summer of office space, mentorship, and connections. While Read the article >>
You are your habits.

You are your habits.

With 2008 now in the rear view mirror, there have been many predictions in my TweetDeck and my RSS readerthe about the upcoming year. Everything from predictions of the next big web-thing, to the next tech-breakthrough, to predictions that the economy will bounce back, or even worse, will collapse even more. While I could lay down some of my predictions for the upcoming year, I like to have a more Read the article >>