ydnar / Randy Reddig

July 17, 2014

The last time we did this…

Saddle Road
At Makapala, northern tip of Big Island
July 17, 2014

Time to Explore

The plan: cover 3,200 miles over four weeks, from Prudhoe Bay to Glacier National Park via Denali, the Yukon, BC, ferries, flights, roads, and (according to Beau) longboards. We leave, for better or worse, today. See you in a month!

July 11, 2014

The Sound of Inevitability

Greg Tracy took the EV record and 2nd place overall in this year’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb. Next year, I expect electrics to take the overall record—and pretty much every other racing category by the end of the decade.

Greg’s Run

July 9, 2014

雨音の由来

The Sound of Rain

Spoon & Tamago via Gizmodo

July 8, 2014

Houseboat 2014 Supercut

Cinematography: David Moss

May 20, 2014

The Best Answer

I find yes/no questions incredibly useful as filters to help guide complex decisions. Forcing a decision tree into a series of yes/no questions can help cut through the fog of apples-to-oranges comparisons, bias, or ambiguous data. Recently, with respect to product, I like to ask this one:

Have you created the best answer to somebody’s question?

In this question, “somebody” represents the customer, “question” the need or problem, and together they represent your market. If you can definitively answer “yes”—even for a narrowly-defined market (e.g. San Francisco smartphone owners looking for a ride on demand)—you’ve created the basis for a monopoly.

Similarly, growth means either changing the somebody or changing the question. And retention means making sure the answer to the original question stays “yes.”

March 30, 2014

Arthur’s Pass, New Zealand

Last week I spent a few days unplugged, hiking in the south island of New Zealand. A debt of gratitude to Michael, Allen, Yvonne, and team at Wilderness Lodge for the incredible welcome.

March 23, 2014

Shiny Hammers

Shiny Hammers, from two talks I gave in October 2013—Optimal Experience in Wellington, New Zealand and the H2O Summit at LinkedIn HQ.

August 29, 2013

10,000 Goodnight Kisses

Trans-Pacific flights + love songs for my better half @ 124 BPM.

Download “10,000 Goodnight Kisses” mixtape (120MB / 256kbps AAC)

Track List

  1. The Afro-Soultet — Afrodesia
  2. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi — Two Against One
  3. Karmon — Feel It
  4. Ultraísta — Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)
  5. Bonobo — Cirrus
  6. Foals — Big Big Love (Fig.2)
  7. Daft Punk — Giorgio by Moroder
  8. Steve Aoki — Heartbreaker (feat. Lovefoxxx)
  9. Miike Snow — Silvia
  10. The Fort Knox Five — Blowin’ Up The Spot
  11. Panthers — Goblin City (Holy Ghost! Disco Dub)
  12. Al Green — Let’s Get Married
  13. Breakbot — Why (feat. Ruckazoid)
  14. DCUP — I’m Corrupt
  15. Disclosure — F For You
  16. Breakbot — Shades of Black
  17. Classix – All You’re Waiting for (feat. Nancy Whang)
  18. Yelle – Que veux-tu (Madeon Extended Remix)
  19. Flight Facilities – Crave You (Version 2)
  20. Lady Danville – Kids
  21. Gotye – Easy Way Out
  22. Kidnap Kid – Thin Lines (feat. Lotti)
  23. John Newman – Love Me Again
  24. Peking Duk – The Way You Are
  25. Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – Love Is All I Got
June 9, 2013

Good Design

Pretty gets you 30 seconds.

Usable gets 5 minutes.

Useful gets a customer.