Education

Education /ˌejəˈkāSH(ə)n/: The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. An enlightening experience. Making a meaningful contribution to any given field requires a lot of education. The quest for knowledge uncovers nuance. Nuance intrigues us. Nuance confuses us.

The Many Versions of You – Comparing Yourself to Others in a Healthier Way

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Fitness, Life | 0 comments

The Many Versions of You – Comparing Yourself to Others in a Healthier Way

The question is, “Should you compare yourself to others when attempting self improvement, whether it’s working out, learning a new subject or just attempting to become a better person?” This is what I debated this morning with a guy at our local the coffee shop. It started because he said, “I try not to compare myself to other people” – and, I thought to myself, that’s interesting, because I don’t even know how to make that delineation anymore. Here’s why… A long time ago, I realized...

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Body Hacking – Most Business Travelers Are Body Builders, They Just Don’t Know it

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Fitness | 0 comments

Body Hacking – Most Business Travelers Are Body Builders, They Just Don’t Know it

If you are a road warrior, you have probably never thought of yourself as a body builder. But, if you have ever wanted loose weight, you probably are body builder and just don’t know it. For a long, long time, I hated the idea. I loathed it . Eventually, I I learned to embrace it because body builders know how to loose weight better than anyone. Here’s why. Physical fitness and looks are two separate things. One is mostly governed by how hard you work out, the other by diet. One is mostly governed by training program, the other by...

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Body Hacking – While Being a Road Warrior

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Fitness | 0 comments

Body Hacking – While Being a Road Warrior

I recently read Road Warriors – Healthy Tips for Staying ‘On Plan’ by Steve Katasi and thought it was really good. We have developed a lot of the same strategies. I wanted to point people towards it and add a few additions: 1.1: Snacks: there are a TON of good options for protein bars, and powders. Also, many gas stations have Muscle Milk or other protein drinks. Just pay attention to nutrition labels. A lot of them are more junk than food. Remember macros, macros, macros. 2.2: Make Hotel Gym a Must Have Criteria:...

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Netflix – Technology Wizards or Good Content?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Software | 0 comments

I love the content they produce like Orange is the New Black, Narcos, Stranger Things, and House of Cards. But, remember back to before Netflix produced this content? They were struggling with subscribers, under attack from cable companies, and their future looked very, very uncertain. So, how did they turn the ship around? They started producing their own content. And, let’s be clear – software engineering at Netflix did not make that decision. This is a quintessential “business decision.” This was a decision to...

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Wisdom in Primates – The Four Branches

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Life | 0 comments

Wisdom in Primates – The Four Branches

Have you ever looked over at someone and seen them doing some fairly impressive physical or mental feat? You might day to yourself, wow, I don’t know if I can do that? The other day, I was taking a yoga class, and I noticed a new student next to me bending all the way down until her elbows were touching the ground. I thought to myself, she doesn’t seem to have a lot of experience doing yoga. In fact, she seemed somewhat uncoordinated. I was kind of impressed. I thought to myself, ahh to be young again. When you’re young, you...

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The Tiger and The Bonsai

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Fitness | 0 comments

The Tiger and The Bonsai

Your body has two ways that it can move. Like a tiger and like a bonsai plant. Tigers move quickly, striking their prey. Bonsai plants move slowly, over time, growing towards the Sun. Humans do both. We run, jump, try new things, sing, and play music we already know. We enact these movements from instinct and muscle memory like a tiger. We are most comfortable with the satisfaction of these quick movements – we understand their outcomes better and can see the results immediately. We also go into a calorie deficit to lose weight, we lift...

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Three Unexpected Benefits of Losing 35 lbs

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Fitness | 1 comment

Three Unexpected Benefits of Losing 35 lbs

About a year and a half ago, I started on a journey to loose 35 pounds. When I started, like many people, I just had this nagging feeling that I needed to loose some weight and do more for my health. I had no idea how far this would go to changing my life forever. I want to quickly share a few unexpected thing that happened: 1. Everything is more fun. I am way more flexible. Bending down doesn’t bother me anymore. Getting up off the ground is way easier. Walking for an hour in the mall doesn’t hurt my back anymore. Pull-ups are...

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Armchair Quarterbacks & The Florida School Shooting

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Politics | 2 comments

Armchair Quarterbacks & The Florida School Shooting

So, you think you know what you would do in a school shooting? You think that Sheriff should have ran into that Florida school without thinking right? Yeah? You’d do some kinda John Mcclane shit from the original Die Hard? Let me tell you why you have no idea what you would do. There’s a lot more to tactically assaulting a building than what you think. Before I go on, let me tell you, I don’t know shit. The more I learn, the less I feel like I know for sure (see full disclosure at the end of this article). That said, I have...

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Brooding About the Duality of Man (and Woman)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Life | 0 comments

Pogue Colonel: You write “Born to Kill” on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What’s that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke? Sergeant Joker: I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir. We all struggle with duality, when I watch or read the news, sometimes I think I am a Nihilist. But, then I am on a mountain peering over the edge, realizing how close death is, and I realize I am not a Nihilist. Another duality that strikes me is the concept of sexual dimorphism among primates –...

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One Year of Body Hacking in Ten Minutes

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Fitness | 2 comments

One Year of Body Hacking in Ten Minutes

Most of my adult life, I’ve had this nagging feeling that I needed to do more to maintain my health. I had a lot of excuses – work stress, travel, email. I even told myself that I just loved pizza, french fries, craft beer, and brie too much. Well, that all changed. It is possible, and I am going to show you how. I lost 30 lbs over the last 12 months, lost four inches on my waist, got stronger, got faster, and increased my V02 max to 55 – a number many cyclists and runners would kill for, but more importantly, it’s the...

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