Capital One Attempts to Make Banking Cool with Café

A little more than a year ago I first heard about Capital One’s plan to open several Capital One Cafés in Washington, D.C., and today I drove past their Chinatown location. I have to say, it looks pretty cool! For those … Read More

Required Reading Week of 09.17.18

A roundup of the best business news and insights I consume at on of news on a weekly basis. This is a compilation of what interested me the most each week.  Robinhood Targeting an IPO | Robinhood is a stock & … Read More

Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Mr. Rogers?

Tonight I watched “Won’t you be my neighbor,” the documentary about Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood, and it had a pretty profound impact on me even though I don’t recall watching it regularly as a kid. The film both inspired and saddened … Read More

How to Really Make America Great Again

Donald J. Trump has been President for a little over one month. He’s there because so many Americans are bitter about their lot in life. This is especially true in rural parts of the country where robots are automating the jobs … Read More

Google PhotoBombs Apple

I’m not talking about a traditional photobomb where weird/creepy drunk guy inserts himself into an otherwise great picture of friends or family hanging out. I’m talking about the massive bomb google dropped on Apple this week when they released what … Read More

Mentoring in the Modern Age

Mentor Definition: an experienced and trusted adviser. Do you have a mentor? How did you find them? Do you appreciate them? Why? What makes them so valuable to you? What value do you provide them? I’m one of the lucky few … Read More

Context Is King

Ever work with someone who asks you to do things that don’t really make sense or seem like a priority for you? Ever ask people for help with something, only to ask yourself why they haven’t helped you the way … Read More

Dear Millenials, It’ll Be Ok!

Ever since my firstborn son arrived in June 2017, I’ve been thinking a lot about generational differences — both in attitude and experience. I often find myself pondering whether or not my little guy will have a drivers license; if … Read More

The 2 Most Powerful Words in Business

“Thank You” It’s something we say countless times in a day to people we hardly know. To the Starbucks cashier & Barista; to cab drivers; to servers at restaurants; to friends, loved ones, and so many others. But how often … Read More

Want More LinkedIn Recommendations? Write Some!

JFK famously once said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” In the same vein, I say professionals should “ask not what your network can do for you, ask what you can … Read More