Getting Healthy: My 4:50 Goal

It is time for me to be healthy: exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, and spend quality time with my family.

This post is going to be a bit more personal than usual. If you’re interested in the inspiration more than the post itself you can check out the original ...


Shots like this make me miss BYU. (via mwphoto)


Test out a few different levels of fizziness to determine what you enjoy most. Personally I prefer about five pumps (until buzz). The recommended three pumps (until buzz) wasn’t enough.


You don’t have to flavor your entire liter of fizzy water at once. I’ve learned ...

LearnStack was awarded a $25,000 grant from USTAR North’s Go-To-Market program.

We’re so excited about this that it’s been hard to keep inside since they sent us the acceptance emails.

Six teams received the grant LearnStack was awarded. The USTAR program is helping good teams strengthen ...


Pallbearer on Flickr

I wrote a post for the ZAGGBlog about Amazon's new Whispercast service. 

In the 90s, business adoption of computers running Windows was driven heavily by the requirement for Microsoft Office. In order for co-workers to effectively collaborate on documents and files, they needed to use the same software. Apple ...

Work as hard as you possibly can, make everything the best you can possibly make it, and be prepared to spend every waking hour for the next three to five years focused exclusively on one thing. -Dan Benjamin

One of the more surprising things I’ve noticed while working on Y Combinator is how frightening the most ambitious startup ideas are. -Paul Graham

Salting Your Butter

People have expectations for your products. They want a unique taste. You can’t just give them normal butter.

I lived in Japan for a couple years as an LDS missionary. We had a family that we worked closely with that owned a restaurant; and they served amazing food. 

They ...

I love this! Motivation is good, but doesn’t play that much of a role.

Unfortunately I know a ton of people who are highly motivated yet they still don’t really seem to succeed much.

Actually, the more I think about it, the more I fear someone who is ...

Insights for a busy life

The insights are in you!

When I read blogs, I often skim.  It’s not that I don’t value insights, it’s that often I think the best insights come from inside myself.  I hold the same true for you.  Things stick out to me, and when I skim ...

Web Apps should add value

On the topic of webapps. Stop focusing on delivering content. Focus on adding value.

I met with a couple entrepreneurs this last week. These guys were great! They were motivated and tenacious; the kind of kids you want running companies you participate in.

They both software ideas that were about ...

3 Ways to Get Creative Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

I met a fellow entrepreneur this weekend at a forum on BYU campus. He is an aspiring individual, and is one of those future CEOs that has an ability to light a spark in the people around him. He told me about an idea he had. He was awesome, and ...

Financing Your Life: Just Watch!

“A fool can earn money, but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage.” - Brigham Young

I spent the last couple years reading every finance book I could get my hands on. I listened to every financial advisor that sells a training program ...

Getting Off the Ground, Lessons from Pearl Harbor

You have an idea, and you think it’s going to be “huge”. You are able to convince others that it will be so - partners, wives, mothers and friends. You spend a substantial amount of time preparing to launch this idea into the stratosphere of success. And then… And then ...