Texas Hold ‘Em: A Great Tool for Learning About Business and Life

This past weekend I attended and won a poker tournament held at a colleague's house.  The tournament is held every quarter to raise funds for a local charity and this [...]

Trying To Help Someone Showed Me Something Else

A few weeks ago, I was driving through the city to get home and got the taste for a white chocolate mocha from Starbucks (now you want one too.)  I know where all the [...]

9/11 – The Date When Life Changed For Me

15 years old I was working at my first company that manufactured and sold TVs. I had been there for 5 years; graduating from the rotational technical leadership program and [...]

The Greatest Musical Ever

If you have not the opportunity to see The Lion King broadway musical you have to find a way to attend.  The production was unbelievable and the artistry of props and [...]

CodeSwitch: Hacking for Change

  This past weekend I was the emcee for a great event that brought many people together to solve problems within our community using technology.  The event was [...]

My Innovation Project for Work

At work I challenged my team to come up with ideas that they could implement to make their jobs better, make their business partners' jobs better, and to make the [...]

The Day I Met Prince

I moved to Minnesota in 2011 after 9/11 and was in a MARS music store on Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, when I was approached by a guy named Walter Chancellor Jr.  Walter [...]


Today I got up and went to the gym.  I hated it.  I hated it some more.  Then I got over myself. You see all the cars and the people walking in and out.  This was going [...]

How an Organic Burger Opened The Door of Opportunity

  Tre, Michael, Naomi and I were at the Mall of America last night hanging out. We tried a burger joint that was supposed to be organic and fresh called Burger [...]

Driver Mode for Cell Phones – No Texting and Driving

  I was watching the "Where Are They Now" show on the OWN network the other night and they featured a young lady who was injured in an accident due to texting and [...]