Category: experiments

  • Flossing More Important Than Brushing, Dentists Say

    Flossing is like Mitt Romney– it has an image problem it can’t seem to shake. I was at the dentist the other day and we end up talking about it. I had to force him to choose. It was hard, but  he finally admitted it. In fact, the whole dental office agreed. Flossing is more […]

  • Lessons I Learned Reading Over 200 Books

    I recently realized that I’d been reading a book every week now for about 5 years straight. It kind of made me wonder: what did I really learn? Am I smarter than I used to be? I started to wonder, and this is what happened. 140 characters per book, for 200 books… 200 things you […]

  • A Short Contest

    Hey, happy Monday. I have a cool idea and, if you have a minute, I’d love your help. I’m looking for the best quotes from the entirety of this blog for an experiment I’m going to try out. My theory is, I can take them, present them in a cool and unique way, and have […]

  • What is the real price of free?

    The reality of publishing is extremely strange to me. Sometimes I’ll walk into a bookstore and consider whether I’ll want to buy something. I’ll sit there, and consider it for a while. What do the blurbs say? Does it look like it’s an easy read? Is it a bestseller? All these questions enter your head. […]

  • The Future of Blogs is Paid Access

    Update: Aaron Wall left an epic comment here which adds significantly to the discussion. Click here to see it (it’s #55). Pay attention. This will be on the test. I remember having a conversation with Chris, sitting in Café Méliès in Montreal one time, talking about business. We had an idea for a private forum. […]

  • Future Kings and Paupers: Why Making $1,000,000 is Only the Beginning

    This post will probably be ignored. It isn’t about Twitter and it doesn’t include an infographic. It’s complex, not easy, which is why it’s kind of a mess. Skip it if you think you can’t handle it, no problem. But first, a question. Do you think you’re a good judge of character? Most people do. […]

  • Expand, Contract, Experiment, Iterate

    Xeni Jardin put up a great slide in a presentation I saw at MIMA, seen at right. Those four words represent a lot about life, growth, business and strength. Put those four words together and you have a continuous, cyclical process for how to try new things and what to do once you have. Chris […]

  • 30 Days of Home Cookin’

    You may not have had the pleasure yet, but trust me: Cooking for friends is actually pretty great. I did it yesterday while I had some friends over to roll some dice and, man, was it different than ordering pizza. I also put down some charcuteries out on the table and we devoured that stuff. […]

  • The Body Remembers

    If you have been healthy before, you can get there again, easier. Research shows that muscles that have been strong remember how to be strong again. Your body remembers where it has been and what it has adapted to, and even years later, it keeps that adaptability the same way those that have been fat […]

  • My quest from QWERTY to Dvorak… and back again (thanks Apple) 😛

    I am in search of the perfect keyboard layout. Maybe you are too? If you’re anything like I am, you have forever looked at the keys on your keyboard and thought: “There has got to be a better way.” I know I did. Years ago I taught myself how to type over 100 words a […]