Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

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Don’t read this book please! If you do you’ll make it much harder for me and others to sell you something. In all seriousness though, this book has completely evolved the way I look at pricing, marketing, positioning, and more. One major take away is this: People have a hard time comparing things that are different from…
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Key links to finally learning iOS development

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If you haven’t picked up any iOS development skills yet, now is the time. It’s never been easier. Below are my reasons to finally take the plunge (successfully), followed by some helpful links to help you learn to create your first app too. Contrary to popular belief, I’ve never coded up an iOS app myself. My excuse? For one, hiring…
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Driving Through Italy: Know the etiquette and rules while avoiding fines

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Italy is known for its Lamborghinis and Ferraris, and although we didn’t see any it seemed like everyone thought they were driving one. Speeding Funny thing about italy. It is the exact opposite of Australia’s driving culture. Everyone and their grandmother is going 30Km/h or more over the speed limit.  We saw few police on the highway but many…
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Avoiding Fines While Driving Through New Zealand and Australia

Speeding When we drove through NZ and AU we found it incredibly odd how slow people were driving. I’ve never been on a highway where almost everyone is driving UNDER the speed limit by 10K/hour on wide open roads. Where we’re from, the speed limit is realistically +/- 5Mph the posted number. There is A…
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How a Roundabout is like Product Development

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I quite liked driving through New Zealand and Australia. Like most countries outside the U.S., they use roundabouts to deal with intersection traffic. The rules of a roundabout are quite simple: you must yield to oncoming cars to your right – otherwise – go. Most of the time there are no cars coming and you can avoid the…
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How to create fast motion videos on your iPhone for family vacation updates

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On our trips to locations around the world our family and friends want a way to get an idea for what we are up to.  Like most people, we post pictures to Facebook that try and capture the essence of our trip but video is so much better at truly capturing the 3-dimensional realities of what we…
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70L Backpack Packing Breakdown. What got in, what got cut and what I wish I had

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During our trip around the world we were sure to experience a range of climates. As such, packing the right clothes in the smallest bag possible was a challenge. Originally I wanted to try “ultra-light backpacking.” That’s where you fill a 35L-45L (or less) backpack with only what you need, expectating to reuse clothes A LOT. There…
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