Book Review: "The Accidental Creative" is My New Life Guide. Seriously.

July 31st, 2011

I recently completed the book "The Accidental Creative" by Todd Henry. It is not a self-help book; at least, that is what I am telling myself to feel better about loving it so much. But it kind of is a self-help book for those with creative pursuits, specifically in the advertising business. The author has a background in agency business and it felt like he…

Loving Turntable

July 14th, 2011

Have you checked out yet? While music is in my life everyday, I am not very knowledgeable about or good at finding the stuff I like. Let's just say I don't have an exceptionally discerning ear, but I know what I like when I hear it. And I like being around people who know more about than me and are willing to teach me.…

Book Review: Rework

July 14th, 2011

Rework, by Jason Fried and David Hansson (the founders of 37signals), is a simple book of wisdom for business, entrepreneurship, and really, life. The authors are realistic, to the point and minimalist in their advice. I wanted to highlight the entire book. It inspired me to think about my day-to-day job approach differently and to think about possibility and opportunity differently. Rather than complicating business…

We are hiring!

July 7th, 2011

It probably goes without saying, but I love my job at Stone Ward. I must if I have been here for over 10 years, right? It is a great place to work, the culture is like family and creative work is what we do best. Who wouldn't want to work here? Well, now is your opportunity. We are looking to hire an experienced account manager.…

Talk Business Interview: Mobile Apps

July 4th, 2011

In case you missed it Sunday night, here is my discussion with Roby Brock of Talk Business on popular mobile applications. More from Talk Business here and more details on these apps from me here.

Book Review: Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

July 3rd, 2011

One of the most interesting facts from this book: "A recent major survey of high-level executives, including chief executive officers, chief financial officers, and presidents, revealed that 70 percent of them regularly play casual computer games while working. That's right: the vast majority of senior executives report taking daily computer game breaks that last on average between fifteen minutes and one hour." I wouldn't believe…