Growth Hacking is Overrated

“Growth hacking” is a technical term for customer development. Essentially, it involves figuring out what your customer wants without ever having to talk to or interact with them.  How? By using tools like Optimizely, Google Analytics,  and KISS Metrics, you’re able to learn more about your customer based on a specific set of metrics. These types of programs allow you to discover … Read More

Top 7 Communications Apps To Use While Traveling

While it is certainly nice to get away, it’s also nice to stay in touch with family and friends along the way. Whether you want to share your stories and pictures of your travels, or simply say “I’m okay,” it’s often necessary to make contact with those you love. And even though it sounds like something that should be rather … Read More

Renting Out Your Home So You Can Travel: The Virtual LandLord

Today I received a fax with a 12 month lease and deposit for my rental in Seattle. After 2 months of being vacant and going through 30+ inquires and applications, the house is finally rented. All done from New York City. This is a topic I’ve always wanted to write about. I’ve always wanted to have my own place to … Read More

Cell Phone Contracts Will Be a Thing of the Past

Ditch your cell phone! Your cell phone plan, that is. (Pay attention AT&T, the world is getting even more connected) One of the most challenging things about traveling is avoiding international roaming on your cell phone. Why can’t the phone companies all just get along? As soon as I cross the border from Seattle to Vancouver, I’m be forced onto … Read More

Google Apps and Why They Rock

Because everything I do has completely morphed to online.  I haven’t lost a file, thanks to Dropbox, and with Google Apps have been able to: Create and Share Company Documents Maintain and Share Spreadsheets Create a mini-CRM system Connect a Domain Name from GoDaddy and create company email account Use Google Sites to create company wiki pages to manage daily … Read More

Files on the Go: Mobile File Management for the Busy Traveler

Mobile File Management for the Busy Traveler Live Work Anywhere

About two years ago I was introduced to two file sharing services have that saved my life: Box.net and Dropbox.com (formerly GetDropbox). As a traveler, I’ve had to deal with countless number of files lost after computers hard drives simply crashed. If it wasn’t that, I had to deal with laptops being stolen, or even external hard drives going bad … Read More

How Temperature Affects Productivity Output

graph with temperature affecting your productivity

As I walk through the streets of Buenos Aires, meandering nonchalantly like a fly in winter, I thought about the concept of productivity and temperature. Specifically, their correlation. Why is it that cities that have seasons or are in colder temperatures tend to be larger, have more companies, more business, and more wealth? But if the summer heat slowed me … Read More

Global Traveler Essential Packing List 1

Trying to pack can be one of the hardest things to plan, especially if you’ll be gone for several months and through changing seasons or across several different climates. To save you a few hair-pulling hours, here are some of the basic necessities. The more creative you can be, the fewer situations you’ll find yourself in where you cannot find … Read More