Walking on the moon

Recently I read a book called “Contagious: Why Things Catch On,” by Jonah Berger, a marketing professor at the Wharton School of Business. He explains and gives examples of why various ad campaigns, products and messages tend to spread more than others. He lists six reasons that cause ideas to become contagious: Social Currency Triggers […]

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Sailing around the world

As I mentioned in the last post, I attended the World Domination Summit in the first part of July. It’s a good conference but often the people I meet outside of the normal schedule are more interesting than some of the official conference activities. In fact, what I especially appreciate about the conference is that […]

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What single brave decision do I need to make today?

I was at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon last week. It’s a an annual conference hosted by Chris Guillebeau and centered around the values of community, adventure, and service. The week was a chance to catch up with friends, meet new people, and even do some comedy at local clubs. The conference had […]

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Travel insurance

On a recent trip to the Caribbean, I had the honor to spend a few hours in a Jamaican hospital! It wasn’t anything too serious. I was taking a kiteboarding lesson and while walking around in water up to my waist, I managed to whack my foot on a submerged rock. The photo above is my […]

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Most skydives in 24 hours

How many skydives can someone make in 24 hours? 50? 100? How about 640. Jay Stokes set the record of 640 jumps on Septebmer 8-9, 2006. That’s one jump every 2 minutes, 15 seconds. A little back ground first. Jay is retired from the US Army where he served over 20 years as a member […]

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