This morning, my wife sent me a link to a story entitled, “What kids really want for Christmas.” The story couldn’t be more true. It reminded me of what I personally look forward to each year. It isn’t the thought of what gifts I will receive. In fact, my wife and I rarely exchange gifts,… Read More


About every 6-8 weeks, someone asks, “What does 347 stand for anyway?” It does have a lot of meaning, at least to me, but I don’t think I’ve ever written about it. I figured it would be easiest to document it, once and for all, and then just point people in the right direction when… Read More


The Church of the Customer blog had an excellent post on moods in the workplace. a. What is your personal mood? b. Does your team amplify this mood (good or bad) or do they take on their own? c. If there is a negatively amplified mood, how do you deter it? Kids are great examples… Read More


This weekend has been an absolute dream. I can’t express how much I needed it. Work this week was indescribable and I was in dire need of some distractions. We had our Christmas Potluck at the office on Friday. It was a lot of fun! Saturday, we hung out around the house for most of… Read More


It’s a bit on the chilly side here in Minneapolis. I thought it was cool in Austin, but here it’s COLD!!… Read More