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30 Signs of Self Organizing Culture

Random Observation/Comment #605: A lot of unlearning from the “traditional” hierarchy culture is necessary to fully grasp the self-organizing/decentralized company operational efficiency. Why this list? My unofficial introduction to ConsenSys was through a “self-organizing” workshop between thought leaders and peers. We discussed less about a self management philosophy and more about good practices to share in the community. Coming from...

Our Life in Lists of 30 Logistics

Random Observation/Comment #604: Sometimes I write completed things in checklists so I can check them off. If you haven’t heard, I’m writing a sequel to “My Life in Lists of 30” called “Our Life in Lists of 30“. Not only have I turned 30, changed careers, gotten married, and became a father, but I’ve also written a lot more lists....

30 Things I Love About Evie

Random Observation/Comment #592: Sleep is that old friend you took for granted, but now realize is all you really need. I love you, sleep. Why this list? Being a new father is amazing. I swell with pride and interest with every monthly milestone met, even though I know it’s all going far too quickly. In line with reflecting on my...

30 Tips for Nesting

Random Observation/Comment #585: Nesting is as much about routines as it is about physical items. Why this list? So you’ve decided to stay in your one bedroom because it’s economical and babies usually just eat, poop, and sleep for the first 6 months. Even if you’re living minimally, babies do require a lot of stuff that take up space like...

[Baby Advice] 30 Blogposts

Random Observation/Comment #582: As an expecting parent: I’m not looking at your baby, I’m just checking out what stroller you rockin’ Why this List? I was going to call this “baby crazy”, but we all know the “c-word” is not good to put in writing for your wife to read. I’ve always written very deliberately, and as I was doing research for...

30 Drinking Tips for 30-year-olds

Random Observation/Comment #577: NYC is filled with functional alcoholics. I am certainly one of them. Why this list? There are a lot of reasons why drinking changes for your 30s. It’s no longer about getting drunk and pulling off shenanigans – it’s more about being social and catching up with people in your limited time juggling multiple “grown up” responsibilities. The...

30 Organizing Meet up Tips

Random Observation/Comment #576: There was a time when I lurked meetups around NYC to meet new interesting people and pick up women. The picking up of women didn’t work very well. Why This List? If you’re organizing meetups for your company around software or specific industry trends, it’s always a good idea to follow the lessons learned from some very experienced...

30 Conference Go-er Tips

Random Observation/Comment #575: Conferences on the similar topics often have the same attendees. New location, same content, and same people. Why this list? I attend 1-2 conferences every 2 months (they’re usually free if you offer to be on a panel). I’ve been told I do a pretty decent job covering these conferences by keeping up-to-date with business connections and taking...

30 Podcasts

Random Observation/Comment #563: This has been a year of listening to podcasts. I think I’m an official podhead. Why this List? Podcasts are a part of my daily commute. I’m submerged in this audio world of commentary, interviews, and careful dictation. From inspirational thoughts on how to improve my productivity to 3 brothers and a father playing D&D together, it’s...

30 Day Drawing Journal Challenge

Random Observation/Comment #562: I almost forgot the joy of just sitting down with a pen and drawing what’s on my mind – I highly recommend this challenge. Why this Challenge? I can draw one good line at a time, gauge perspectives, scale sizes well, and be patient with results. However, one of my all time goals is to be able...

30 things learned from Clemens

Random Observation/Comment #557: Do we want to be famous or just heard? Why this list? The highest level of compliment I have ever received came from my coworker, Harrison, who wrote a list of 30 things I taught him. He is a gentleman and a scholar, and I’ve never been more flattered. List of 30 Template What it means to...

Expected Pokemon Go articles

Random Observation/Comment #556: “Anyone with a phone out while walking is probably playing Pokemon Go.” -Everyone playing Pokemon Go Pokémon Go has capture my heart and inner child. I remember playing my Gameboy Color with the red cartridge from 12 years ago where I literally caught all 151 (mostly without the down+a+b cheat). Since then, I had not followed the...

Actions of the Day Part 2

Random Observation/Comment #554: Spending 5 minutes a day working on a small project leads to a fairly sizable project after 3 months. Routines are quite amazing things. Challenge Set Up Continuing the first part of Actions of the Day, I decided to do a follow-up that combines actions with questions related to careers. I posted these on FB and Twitter as...

30 Blockchain Buzzwords

Random Observation/Comment #546: “That’s an easy solution. Just put it on the blockchain.” ~All the hype Why This List? 2 years of looking at blockchain technologies with financial institutions and VCs has led me to a lot of reading and a lot of meetings where buzzwords are thrown around by savvy strategists and media hype. Most of these are clever ways to...

Unlearned Good Habits from School

Random Observation/Comment #544: I miss nap time. Grown ups need to take nap time more seriously. Why this list? In the process of “growing up” and “finding your way”, a lot of the great habits that primary school teaches you tends to go unnoticed (and in some cases completely unlearned). Unfortunately, you don’t have a guidance counselor or home room...

30 Micro-Resolutions

Random Observation/Comment #542: Breaking out of bad habits is hard, but not impossible. Why This List? Little actions can make big changes. This is true for all positive and negative aspects of life. You didn’t just wake up overweight – it was probably a string of inactive months and holiday parties that crept up over time. If you want to...

30 Micro-resolution Categories

Random Observation/Comment #541: Motivation only gets you so far. Create long term habits that effectively build you to become a better person without even thinking about it. Why this list? 90% of New Year’s Resolutions fail within the first 2 months – why? Because we set our standards too high and phrase our changes too broad. People focus too much on...

30 Amazon Echo Easter Eggs

Random Observation/Comment #534: The future just sneaks up on you. One day you’re turning on lights with your hand, then clapping, and now you’re saying ‘Amazon, turn on the Lights’ I’ve had the Amazon Echo for about 6 months and I think I’ve started using it so much that I take it for granted. Among many other things, I use Amazon...

[List of 30] Scary Things

Random Observation/Comment #532: Uncertainty can be the scariest things for adults. Ghouls, goblins, ghosts, gremlins, and other ghastly creatures don’t really scare me (that much). I’m much more afraid of the weird meta creepy things and awkward situations that can happen daily that just shake my norm. These include social anxiety, losing precious items, seeing odd coincidences, or imagining possibly...

A Groom’s Responsibility

Random Observation/Comment #531: Being a groom was pretty easy. I just needed to help pay for things and show up. Congratulations! You’ve proposed and now you have to plan a wedding with your new fiancé! What should you expect? What should you be doing? What are your responsibilities as a groom? Read The Knot  wedding checklist (not all of the items...

30 Kung Fu Movie Cliches

Random Observation/Comment #529: There’s nothing better than finding a common interest with the one you love. In this case, it’s kung fu movies and everything else. Wanessa loves watching kung fu movies from the 90’s and all the cliches that come with it. As we’ve covered all the famous Jet Li and Jackie Chan films, we started to see some...

[List of 30] TEDx Blogpost ideas

Random Observation/Comment #525: #collaborativecreation is how we get things done. TEDxBushwick 2016 is in full steam and we’re always brainstorming new ideas to get more people involved. Blogging in any of the social media platforms is an easy way to reach out to more people and get more conversations started. For those TEDx organizers looking for different blog post ideas, here’s what...

[List of 30] Favorite TED Talks

Random Observation/Comment 524: A TED Talk a day will help the motivation stay. I just made that up. You’ve definitely seen at least one TED talk; it’s all the rage nowadays. The concept is simple: Experts in their field present to their peers on their passions. The presentations are polished and the ideas are definitely worth sharing. Matt Cutts: Try...

[List of 30] Questions for Professionals

Random Observation/Comment #523: Never stop questioning. Doctor who? Especially if you are starting your early career, you should consider asking these questions of your Mentors. Mentorships are extremely valuable and one should always be prepared with questions. If you’re a mentor, you should formulate these answers clearly. What’s your expertise? What were some big milestones in your career? What was...

[List of 30] Sleep Hygiene Practices

Random Observation/Comment #522 : Sleepy time is one of my favorite times. A lack of sleep is devastating to all aspects of life. How do you get through the day when you’re physically exhausted? Besides heavy caffeine dosage, you’re probably going to want a few naps throughout the day and hopes that sleeping earlier will “make up for yesterday” (it...

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