Closing out 2016

2016 has been an amazing, yet tough year. We witnessed a crazy election, many changes around the world, many many losses and much more. It’s easy to focus on all of the tough times, but there is still plenty to be grateful for… and with that, here are some highlights from 2016 with just a…

Work Life Balance

I heard a very interesting approach to work life balance a few days ago from a Google executive. It resonates deeply with me and my approach to work and life… But then at the end he completely flipped 360 and said he was changing his approach to work life balance. It got me thinking and I…

Commuting to Work

  One of the best things about living in California is the weather… and how it allows us to be outdoor pretty much most weeks of the year. A great thing about living on the peninsula is the bike-friendliness of the area.  Commuting has been a great way to incorporate exercise while only taking just…

Six Months at Google

From small company to the mothership… it’s been a long journey in a short period of time. Never did I expect to take the plunge into the largest tech giant in the world. I’ve decided to just jot down a few notes as I reflect back on my time. First, as I have said to…

2014 in Review

  With all of these different year in review things popping up (FB, G+, Timehop, etc…), it made me think about my year. And with some down time for the Holidays, I decided to a little recap of my year based on themes that I’ve written about. 2013 was a huge year between Bleu turning…

Thoughts From Inside a Start-Up

  The chart above is really a testament and main driver for why I work at a start-up.  In my case, I’ve been at start-ups that weren’t the 2-3 people in garages, but ones that have started to take shape and are growing. People choose to go to a start-up vs a large company for…

Random Friday

It’s a bit early for Throwback Thursday #tbt, so I decided to do a random Wednesday to throw down a few thoughts that have been running through my head this week. It’s been a busy, fun, stressful and exciting year so far. We’ll start with the exciting… An addition to the family. While the name…

Facing Changes in the Workplace

  There are a number of things that I’ve learned in school, AKPsi (business fraternity), and even in my first couple of years working. Things are always in flux, on the move (hopefully up and to the right) and we have to adapt or perish. On a day to day basis, we deal with competitors,…