Articles, Thought, & Happenings

Checkout new project: Grabbing the Good Life

My wife, Marie McNary, and I have launched a new blogging project for self-employed and entrepreneurial families called “Grabbing the Good Life”. Our goal is to help entrepreneurial families find support and encouragement so they can embrace and enjoy the personal and professional lives their families deserves. Our friend, Christoph Trappe of “The Authentic Storytelling Project”, profiled […]

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Make Your WordPress Install More Secure

On October 30, 2014 I appeared with an awesome cast of colleagues on GoDaddy’s “The Campfire” Hangout (webcast). My friend Mendel (GoDaddy Evangelist) asked me to come on to talk about “Protect Your Site: Security Tips For WordPress”. I presented some material which you can watch in the video version (above, YouTube or here). Below is the abbreviated […]

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Leveraging Google to power your ideas in Iowa

Are you a… Entrepreneur interested in using Google tech to enable your offering? Developer wanting to explore what Google’s ecosystem? Businessperson wanting to leverage Google’s array of products/services? You said yes to any of all of these? Read on… Cedar Rapids Google Developer Group Launch On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6PM, I’m proud to be hosting Eastern […]

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“Your weekend validation test for being an entrepreneur” on iowacity.startupweekend.org

I wrote a piece for Iowa City’s Startup Weekend 2014 this week to help promote the event and the idea of validating your own entrepreneurial ideas.  Here is a snippet: Validate yourself. Spending a weekend at Startup Weekend allows you to do a self assessment of your entrepreneurial skills in a way no other environment allows.  It […]

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The workplace is changing: Workplace Revolution

I’ve worked in non-profit, corporate, and now self-employment environments in the last 15 or so years and during this time one thing has remained true: change. Aggressive change has been seen in technology, services, client needs, and employee work. Perhaps the largest changes has been in our workplace expectations – including mine. This week in Cedar Rapids an […]

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Learning to trust, collaborate, be authentic, understand, believe, & do at EntreFEST 2014

Thanks to Bart Schmitz (@bschmitz14) for snapping this photo of me presenting “Taking Your Email Inbox From Ridiculous To Inbox Zero” on Thursday of EntreFEST. Download the slides of that talk. Last week in Iowa City, EntreFEST 2014 entertained around 500 entrepreneurs, business people, and community members who shared an interest in innovative business ideas […]

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Don’t Miss EntreFEST Next Week & Learn Inbox Zero From Me

Next week on May 14-16, 2014, you’ll want to make plans to attend Iowa’s entrepreneurial and business innovation mecca, EntreFEST 2014 in Iowa City, Iowa. This year’s program is again produced by my friends Amanda West and Andy Stoll (both of Seed Here Studio). Andy has been quoted stating EntreFEST as “If #SXSW had a half-brother in Iowa.” If EntreFEST lives […]

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Duo of Security Issues: IE & AOL

[alert type=”warning”]On April 30, 2014 at 10:24am, you can hear me live on 600 WMT-AM talking this week’s Internet Explorer & AOL security hacks with Doug Wagner. Listen: http://i.mcnary.me/QXVQZt[/alert] This week both Microsoft and AOL noted security issues which could have effected you if you use Internet Explorer or AOL. Internet Explorer Hack Any edition […]

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