Meetings in Silicon Valley

This week I’m finding myself on a surprise trip to California to meet the team that I’m going to be working with for the next little while. This time I’m integrating in with a well financed SV startup company. In many ways it feels like an episode of Silicon Valley – fully stocked free kitchen, […]

Niro Baby

So, as mentioned in a previous post we have been long debating what to do about a boat/cottage/RV/car purchase. The final resolution was to hold off on all those extras and focus on simple road trips with a mix of hotel and tent camping.  With that in mind, what we had considered as a budget […]

Car and Travel

For the better part of a year now, I’ve had a nagging question on my mind and a consistent conversation discussion with Heather about big purchases. The idea of buying a sailboat was on my mind for quite a bit last year after having done some sailing lessons.  I looked at a bunch of options […]

Logo Contest Kickoff

I started a logo contest tonight to help get my new website a good identity. I’m pushing through with some investments in this business to give it the best chance of success I can muster.  This will replace the placeholder logo I currently have for Fosterous. This weekend I managed to get the server spun […]

Keep Moving Forward

My current project is picking up. The more I think about it the more excited I become about the potential value that will be created with it. Things took a significant step forward on Friday with a meeting with an accountant firm and corporate lawyer.  I’m taking the weekend to think through the options they gave […]

An Important Project

For a little over a month now I have been going deeper with one of the ideas that came out of my brainstorming week.  I started building the prototype which should be ready for launching in mid-May.  I’m not going to spoil the launch too much, but the idea is about the sustainability of the […]

Fallacy of Oversimplification

Humans are prone to many biases.  It’s one avenue of psychology that I find valuable because it helps you to question your own decisions to logically arrive at demonstrably better ones. People are driven to seek simplification to a fault.  It’s a bias that causes us to make bad decisions. “Everything should be made as simple as […]

Spring is finally here

Seems like it was a long winter this year, but now in mid-April the snow is finally mostly gone and flowers are starting to pop out of the ground. One of the things that I decided this winter was to plan a vacation somewhere warm to break up the cold weather next year.  So that’s […]