Experts are Forged, Not Born

Everyone’s an expert — just listen and they’ll tell you. The thing about anyone in a position of authority is that, out of self preservation and general marketing sense, they tend to focus on their big wins to demonstrate why people should listen to them. But this presentation lacks context. Nobody wakes up one day…

What are you going to do about it?

“What are you going to do about it?” It may sound a little standoff-ish, but I am learning that it’s exactly the sort of check needed to maintain focus. When I’ve been frustrated, let down, or feeling negatively about the direction something has taken, this question can mean the difference between falling into despair and…

The People Part of the Equation

Today we often hear that you know you’re doing something right when you’ve pissed someone off, but sometimes we’re fortunate enough that the world reassures us in a more straightforward way. Recently as both my wife’s and my careers took a sudden change in direction, we were overwhelmed by the support in our networks and the…

Taking Better Android Photos With Spot Metering

Smartphone cameras have come a long way over the years, reducing the gap in photo quality between them and larger digital cameras. While even at this point having a “real” camera is still worthwhile, there are a couple important smartphone camera settings to know that can create dramatically better photos. Before we talk about some…