"Thinking Fast and Slow" Changed How I Think about Thinking

Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking Fast and Slow” was a breakthrough for me in coming up with strategies for solving problems better and more effectively and reducing the mental load of carrying around a huge todo list. In a nutshell, the book outlines two ways the brain attacks a problem. System 1 is fast – automatic. Language... Read more »

Social Media Past Present and Future Tense

I saw Pinterest CEO, Ben Silbermann, speak recently and he made me want to go try it out. What I found is that it’s a pretty good cure for how the other social media sites have made me feel lately. That is, “stressed out.” Past Tense Facebook for many of us is where we *used... Read more »

Convenience Culture, Trusting the Machine, and Driving into the Ocean

In the last 2 weeks I’ve had 3 Uber drivers take puzzling turns stemming from a lack of understanding where we were going. They were blindly following the app’s nav – and going the wrong way. Once would have been annoying, 3 times makes me see the pattern. What’s going on? Here’s the “when I... Read more »
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Does giving your data to the Internet of things make you nervous? You're an "8 percenter."

Does giving your data to the Internet of things make you nervous? You're an "8 percenter."
ARE YOU AN “8 PERCENTER?” One of the great things about being a tech CEO is that I see trends that have the potential to shape society for a long time. In my professional and personal world, cloud computing has become an integral part of my life.  I can shift documents on the fly using... Read more »

Top 11 tech tips for non-techies (and my mother).

Top 11 tech tips for non-techies (and my mother). If you’ve ever had a VCR blink 12:00 for months at a time, this post is for you. For many, technology is a necessary evil, albeit an appealing one. Back in the day, you liked the idea of recording Magnum P.I., but you just didn’t have the... Read more »

Could Electronic Voting Be on The Ticket in 2020?

Could Electronic Voting Be on The Ticket in 2020?
Could Electronic Voting Be on The Ticket in 2020? Oh no, not another blog post on the election?!?!? Easy there.  I am not here to bash your favorite candidate; I’ll leave that to other bloggers. This time around, I wanted to focus on something that I know a thing or two about—how technology can help influence... Read more »
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Will Tesla's self-driving cars get along with the State?

Will Tesla's self-driving cars get along with the State?
Will Tesla make friends with the Secretary of State’s office? I am the CEO of a thriving technology company, Caxy. We live at the intersection of people and companies who want to use tech, but aren’t sure of what to do or what is possible. Suffice to say, there are millions of people who don’t... Read more »