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What I’m reading this weekend

Knowing I had a long flight today and I actually thought ahead and saved a few articles to read. I thought some of you may find them interesting as well. Each one has a nice little gem somewhere in it.



The most unique cafe in the world

I had a perfect Sunday morning. My wife and I did what we’ve always done on Sunday. We find coffee and a copy of the New York Times.

When we’re lucky we end up at Waveland Cafe in Des Moines. When we’re in San Francisco that typically looks like Le Garage.

If you’ve been to both you already know these are drastically different places. If I had to pick one I’d always pick Waveland.

The experience at Waveland is like none other. There’s no reservations, there’s no waiting list, there’s no place to put your name down and there’s always a line.

That line is always run by the patrons waiting, which through some shared respect we’re all dying to show one another, the line functions seamlessly as if there is some silent overture quietly guiding us to act the way people are supposed to act. Continue Reading


2014. Hard* Lessons Learned

These annual posts have become a tradition for me. I’ve started to write them each year and this year I started taking notes around December 1st, my birthday, as I always do.

For reference. Here are my 2013 and 2012 posts.

This year was good.

I got married to the best human being I’ve ever met this year and we even have a baby on the way. We added a great dog to our family. I traveled as much as any year prior. The company is bigger now doing more business than it ever has.

I lead with my family because I’ve gotten much better this year at managing that equilibrium.

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