Browsing All Posts filed under »Philosophy and Life«

The Liberating Power of the Cloud for Everyday People

March 28, 2017


Adaptation is the evolutionary process whereby an organism becomes better able to live in its habitat or habitats.  Today, organizations and individuals alike are scrambling to learn how to thrive in this new paradigm we call “The Cloud.”  It is an ambiguous entity much like “the force” which Obi-Wan explained, surrounds us, penetrates us, and […]

We were Created to Live as Humans, not Work as Machines

March 13, 2017


“Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.”  These are the opening lyrics to the classic Pink Floyd song, Welcome to the Machine, off the Wish You Were Here album.  It was also my theme song for many years.  Companies today are undergoing a process called the Digital Transformation.  The goal of this endeavor is to […]

Forget Five Year Plans and Just Ski Down the Mountain of Life

March 7, 2017


Two weeks ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to go skiing in Park City, Utah at the Deer Valley Resort.  As always, I stayed at an Airbnb, thus temporarily moving my Airbnb residence from Atlanta to Park City for four days.  When you live at Airbnb, home can be anywhere.  Whomever you send the […]

Forget College, Go to Europe Instead

February 23, 2017


A couple of weeks ago I witnessed the arms race first hand. It isn’t a military arms race between the U.S. and China. It isn’t a political arms race between the democrats and republicans. It is the arms race occurring between Universities across the country, all vying to attract and retain students to their educational institutions. Like all arms […]

Working Five Jobs at One Time is Never Worth It

February 10, 2017


I used to live full time on a beautiful lake in middle Georgia.  The view from the house was simply gorgeous (that is the view from the upper deck above) and the sunsets were breath taking.  You would think that the first thought every morning was to look out the glass doors and gaze at […]

How Many Unproductive or Dead Assets do you have in your Personal Life?

February 1, 2017


Few will debate that 2016 was the year of the disruptors.  Whether it was the proliferation of industry disruptors such as Uber and Airbnb or political disruptions such as Brexit and the Presidential elections, the past twelve months have brought unprecedented levels of change, confusion and at times, disorder.  To some degree, the fruition of […]

The Silent War on Cash

December 7, 2016


Twice a week I go to a little hidden gem leaving work called Nutrition Depot where I get a delicious healthy smoothie. With tax the cost is $5.67 which I perpetually pay with cash. Every once in a while the owner, Tim, likes to comment that I am one of the few people that don’t pay with […]

How I Wasted 15,336,000 Heart Beats Commuting

August 21, 2016


It was a year ago that I looked down at my odometer in my truck today while I was driving today and stared at an unbelievable number – 177, 529.  That is how many miles I have driven in only five years.  I racked up 222,439 miles on my previous truck before selling it to […]

Yet One More Reason to Choose VRBO or AirBnB

August 19, 2016


As a VRBO/AirBnB Host myself, I usually seek out one of their rental offerings before even looking at a hotel when planning a trip.  However, this past weekend, my girlfriend and I just felt like getting away for a short one night weekend adventure in midtown Atlanta.  We had amassed a list of restaurants, pubs […]

I Lost 10 Pushups

August 19, 2016


Six years ago I started working out three times a week.  I started out following the guidance of Tony Horton and his P90x workouts on my flat screen TV.  Then I turned up the intensity and joined a local gym and worked out with a trainer twice a week.  I could do twenty pushups without […]