Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 4 | Episode 22

Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 4 | Episode 22

Welcome to my first weekly review of the latest episode of Shark Tank! I’ll use these posts to talk about my thoughts and first impressions after watching the entrepreneurs pitch their ideas. Basically, it is my opinion of what went down. It is not meant to be an exact recap – for that (and to watch the episode), I’ll post an official link. Read More

Christmas tree lights – now with 100% less frustration!

Christmas tree lights – now with 100% less frustration!

I love Christmas! Opening presents, eating Santa’s cookies, and watching The Christmas Story & The Sound Of Music for the umpteenth time. But there is one activity I don’t look forward to – and that is putting lights on my Christmas tree.

Do my lights get tangled? Nope. I make sure to carefully wrap them each year to avoid this exact frustration. Roshan: 1; Xmas lights: 0. Do my lights stop working because of one burnt-out bulb? Nope. I always save all my extra bulbs in a ziplock bag packed away with the lights each year. Roshan: 2; Xmas lights: 0.

So where’s the poop? Read More

Mobile app for networking – Stay In Touch

Mobile app for networking – Stay In Touch

Most people agree that networking and staying in touch are very important. You read about it in the latest business blog, you see the effect it has on your family and friends. Heck, some people spend thousands of dollars to go to business school just to drink network.

So why don’t more people do it? I suspect that everyone is busy. In the moments between work & family commitments – when there’s finally time to make a quick phone call – there often isn’t time to figure out who to talk to beyond a handful of obvious people. I’ve been in this situation plenty before – sitting in traffic, with minutes to spare, but drawing a blank on whom to reach out to next. Read More

Oh no – another blog?

Oh no – another blog?

There are plenty of blogs out there – why another one? I have certainly attempted to write blogs before, only to have them languish in blog hell (a single, lonely “Coming Soon!” post that I shamefully take down months later).

So – why another blog? Well, I’ve always wanted to start my own business. Or at least I think I want to start my own business. I suspect the real reason behind my push to be my own boss is to have a creative outlet. So for years (and I mean years and years) I came up with brilliant idea after brilliant idea, hoping each one would be “The Big Idea” that spurred me to action and led me to the inevitable end (me sipping margaritas on a private island somewhere in the Carribean). Problem was – I would get really excited when I came up with the next big thing, but Read More