Room For Improvement

March 31st, 2012

Whatever it means to fail, I’ve taken plenty of losses in my life. Whether it was a bad investment in the stock market or a bad business idea, I’ve taken plenty of losses taking chances. I’ve also had my share of successes. To fail goes beyond assets and value. There is something intrinsic about it. How does it affect you? How do you feel when it happens?

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2012 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

February 29th, 2012

Just like the movie Rocky V, let’s all agree this dunk contest never happened. Agreed? Agreed! Do better NBA.

Best In-Game Dunk Ever

January 31st, 2012

A lot has been made of Blake Griffin’s dunk over Kendrick Perkins lately. While I was blown away by it, and I think it is the most violent dunk I’ve seen in ten or so years, it is not the best dunk of all time. I love dunks and so I tend to categorize them. Griffin’s dunk was in a game. Therefore I measure it against other in-game dunks. In this category, Vince Carter over the 7-2 NBA Center, Frederic Weiss of France in the 2000 Olympics is the best ever. How quickly people forget the past. Learn, reminisce, re-remember this amazing moment.

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And I Quote…

December 31st, 2011

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
– Irish Proverb

Success (More Motivation)

November 30th, 2011

I first saw the original presentation this video draws from several years ago and was blown away. Recently someone made this new video using its audio set to a potential NFL running back shown working out to make their dreams come true. As awesome as the original was, this is perhaps ever better.
See the original presenation and reasons why this video is amazing after the jump!

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John Jay on Creativity

October 16th, 2011

Thanks to my favorite show, Mad Men, I have a certain fondness of advertising agencies. I believe so much can be learned from the way they can portray and give life to products. Here is industry leading Wieden+Kennedy’s Global Executive Creative Director, John Jay, giving insights into creativity. True words of wisdom in this video. Check it out.

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Michael Jordan and his Six Rings

September 15th, 2011

I haven’t touched a video game in nearly a decade. Back then, NBA Live was the premiere basketball series. Apparently times have changed and the NBA 2k brand has taken over. I can’t say I care about any of these developments, but I do care about the Chicago Bulls. Maybe I just don’t pay attention to such matters, but I can’t recall ever seeing Michael Jordan with all six championship rings at once before. So naturally, I was drawn to this video. As a die hard Bulls fan, I love it! And to my sneakerheads who found this page via the Google in search of the Six Ring Jordans, my apologies. Enjoy the video anyway!

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Amazing Motivational Speech

August 31st, 2011

So good for so many reasons. Enjoy.

Microsoft Sustainability: Productivity, future vision

June 24th, 2011

Last night I attended the 2011 Chicago BDPA Education Banquet. I had the opportunity to meet Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Education who was the keynote speaker for the night. He had several profound things to say on the state of education in this country. I was blown away on the ideas he expressed and the realistic perspective he took on how this country can improve. Check out this video from Microsoft on where technology is going.

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Toddler Dominates Blackberry Playbook

May 16th, 2011

This 2 1/2 year old girl is shown dominating the Playbook. It is amazing how she has adapted to the hand gestures need to navigate the device. She not only knows how to operate it, but she is able to recognize anything requested and can use each app. It proves how intuitive this device is. Check this out.

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