President, CEO and Janitor

President, CEO and Janitor

The debate over “do titles matter?” is age-old, with no right or wrong answer. Some business owners say titles are a no-cost way for their company to offer employees value. Some say titles are worthless – it’s whether or not you execute that really counts. However there’s something that small business owners do that irks me. When your company has 1, 2, 5, etc people in it, what’s the point of designating yourself 1 or [Continue reading...]

5 Frugal Habits of The World’s Wealthiest People

Sam Walton Pickup

There are millions of entrepreneurs in the world who’ve gone to great lengths to keep their businesses thriving, and in some cases, have achieved fantastic wealth as a result. One of the most interesting aspects to entrepreneurship, however, is just how many of these people I meet are also incredibly frugal. The common thought is that people go into business, and “risk it all”, in pursuit of the big house, the great vacations, the six-figure [Continue reading...]

Apple Just Cannibalized the MacBook Air

Apple Just Cannibalized the MacBook Air

Apple announced an update to the MacBook Pro the other day, making it lighter, thinner and faster. After reading the specs, I couldn’t help but think: why would anyone buy a MacBook Air anymore? As an Air user myself, I feel almost an obligation to upgrade to the Pro now that they are practically the same size AND price. Let’s compare: Size & Weight The MacBook Air is only .5lb lighter (14%), and .03″ thinner [Continue reading...]

Is Apple Losing The Tablet Wars?

iPad Market Share

With Apple’s new iPad announcements today (and nearly every announcement), there will be very vocal group of critics calling the end of Apple and the death of innovation. Has Apple really lost its edge in innovation, or is its strangle-hold on the tablet market slipping? One statistic that is repeatedly brought up is that Apple’s market share of tablet sales have shrunk steadily since 2010: from 90% to now nearly 30%: Instead of just adding [Continue reading...]

Yards Tap Handle Throwdown: Behind the Scenes

Yards Tap Handle Throwdown

For the past few months here in Philadelphia, a lot of talented designers, makers, and artists went head-to-head in the Yards Tap Handle Throwdown at NextFab Studio. This was a great idea by NextFab and Yards: the goal was to conceptualize and create a real-life prototype of a new tap handle for Philadelphia’s local brewery, Yards. The winning design gets a whole bunch of beer-related prizes, but best of all, the tap handle actually gets [Continue reading...]