The Reason To Do Creative Things

Somewhere along the line we were told that writing a book, making a movie, singing a song or creating anything was not worthwhile unless there were people who would pay us for it. But getting paid to create stuff is a relatively new idea and should not be the reason to, or not to undertake […]

Zach’s Best Of 2013

I read 35 books Best Books Countdown City World War Z The Power of the Dog 11/22/63 Best Nonfiction: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Turning Pro Watched 88 movies Best Movies Silver Linings Playbook Gone Baby Gone About Time The Impossible It’s A Disaster Side Effects Blood Simple Liberal […]

My Best Of 2012

This year I watched 85 movies Best Movies: Drive, Hot Coffee, Chronicle, Looper, Cabin In The Woods, Headhunters, 50/50, The People vs George Lucas Worst Movies: Red Tails, Take This Waltz I watched 158 episodes of TV Best show: Breaking Bad Funniest: Modern Family, Runner Up: Workaholics I Read 32 Books Best books: Republic Lost, So […]

Zach’s Worst/Best Of 2011

Happy New Year! Its time to look back on what happened in 2011: Best Purchase: Eagle Creek Belt – The buckle is plastic which allows me to go through security without taking off my belt. Best Books: Start With Why – A revelation on the importance of purpose.  Anything You Want – Brings fresh air […]

Data Driven Time Management

I’m intrigued with the idea of the Quantified Self which is all about self knowledge through self tracking. I am a firm believer that inefficiencies exist in all of us that could be improved if only we could record the data and analyze it. The book Moneyball (if you haven’t read it yet you should) […]

Zach’s Best Of 2010

My yearly best of, in no particular order: Best Books I Read in 2010 Web Analytics 2.0 – Avinash Kaushik Ignore Everybody – Hugh MacLeod Rebel without a Crew – Robert Rodriguez Switch – Chip Heath Cognitive Surplus – Clay Shirky Best Movies I Saw in 2010 District 9 Anvil: The Story of Anvil Fantastic […]

Data Driven New Years Resolutions

It’s that time of year again for new years resolutions. The trick to accomplishing your resolutions is this: If You Measure it, it will improve. Having an easy to use system for recording progress on your goals is essential. Here is a post on some iPhone apps for keeping goals. And here is another post […]

Zach’s Best/Worst Of 2009

Best Purchase: M-Audio Firewire Solo Runner up: Two tennis rackets and 20 tennis balls at the thrift store for $12 Best Moment: Hearing Jane laugh for the first time Biggest Achievement: Getting hired at Crocs Scariest Moment: Getting caught in a thunder storm while jogging, thought I was going to get struck by lightning. Most […]