“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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Dev/Iowa: Just What An Entrepreneur Needs

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 I was asked to come and address a classroom of aspiring developers at Dev/Iowa, presented by the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. The students have heard from a number of professionals in the software/web development arena this summer, so my talk took a look at the “business” side of the […]

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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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“Heartbleed & Password Practices” radio appearance on WMT600AM

On Monday, April 14, I made an appearance on WMT600AM radio out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This is the second time I was on Doug Wagner‘s new show called “What’s Happening?” Doug has me on to discuss marketing and technology topics; this time we talked about the Heartbleed computer security bug and password security for your […]

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WordPress Meetup (& Google Hangout) with WordPress Theme Developer Konstantin Obenland

At this week’s Creative Corridor WordPress Meetup on April 16, 2014 at 5:15PM Central, the third in our so far popular series, we have a special treat. Christoph Trappe, the Meetup’s co-founder, met one of WordPress’s default theme developers, Konstantin Obenland, at WordCamp St. Louis 2014. When the March Meetup discussed ideas for discussion for […]

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