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Pioneer Nation 2015 Recap

By | 2016-12-26T14:39:49+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Introspection|

Pioneer Nation is a gathering of internet creatives with a blog and a passion, committed to doing what they decided was their work in the world. There's this weird synergy at the convergence of authenticity, audience, and the Internet, where people can find a good problem to be solved and offer a solution to anyone who has this [...]

“Heck yeah!” My WDS Experience in 2015

By | 2016-12-26T13:51:21+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Adventure|

This was the last big year. Starting in 2016, the World Domination Summit will limit ticket sales to 1000 people, instead of the 3000 people it's been for each of the 3 years I attended. Photo courtesy of Armosa Studios and Chris Guillebeau My friends organized themselves into 3 groups of people this year: Ticket [...]

Projects of Passion

By | 2016-12-26T14:50:14+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Family, Introspection|

Have you ever had that one project you could never put down? A passion that haunts you, and won’t let you go, no matter how many failures you encounter along the way? That’s how treasure hunts have been for me. When I’m making a treasure hunt, walking through a city looking for hidden locations in plain [...]

‘The Happiness of Pursuit’ Book Review

By | 2016-12-10T16:11:59+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Blog, Pura Vida MultiMedia, Reviews|

Chris Guillebeau is a champion of adventure, and his latest book is an analysis of the mechanics of modern quests. He profiles dozens of adventurous people in his latest book The Happiness of Pursuit, to contrast the different quests they have pursued. Through his chapter-by-chapter formula, he distills the essence of adventure down into something [...]

Pioneer Nation Conference 2014

By | 2016-12-10T16:12:00+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Blog, Entrepreneur, Portland, Pura Vida MultiMedia, Reviews|

Last week I attended Pioneer Nation, a 3-day conference of solopreneurs and location independent entreproducers, organized by the same folks who put on the World Domination Summit. When I attended WDS last year I realized what Chris Guillebeau had done by bringing this community together: he gave us a digital guild. Before WDS, I was [...]

On the Hot Seat at Pioneer Nation

By | 2014-04-02T16:28:58+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Introspection|

Photo courtesy of Chris Guillebeau An entrepreneur exists along the fine line between impostor and badass. Thankfully, at Pioneer Nation, I got to spend a few days with lots of other people on this fine line, too. (If you have not read about the Impostor Complex, go check it out. Come back to my blog later; compared to Tara Gentile's work, I'm totally [...]

Top 13 Blog Posts about #WDS2013 in 13 Tweets

By | 2016-12-10T16:12:02+00:00 July 16th, 2013|Blog, Entrepreneur, Portland, Pura Vida MultiMedia|

I've been reading a lot about the World Domination Summit in the past couple weeks. #WDS2013 was, by all accounts, a massive success. There are some incredible posts out there, describing real personal breakthroughs that happened during this 3-day event. Some are delivered with the clarity and creativity of true blogging artists. After reading (and [...]

End of the World Domination Summit – Day 3 #WDS2013

By | 2016-12-26T14:09:48+00:00 July 7th, 2013|Adventure|

An Exceptional Experience. (You can read about Day One and Day Two of my time at the World Domination Summit if you need to catch up.) The volunteers, in particular, really rocked it. In addition to high-fiving everyone as they entered the Schnitzer concert hall, and maintaining the atmosphere of fun and frolic, they were masterful [...]