Fitness Data Privacy – The Danger of Oversharing

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Reading Time: 7 minutes The Downside of fitness apps Last year I worked out 161 times, ran 360 miles and set 22 personal records for running and biking.  It didn’t take a lot of research to find any of this out. Fitness apps on my phone and GPS have made tracking these metrics easy.  Having these numbers on hand … Read more

Fitbod App – Artificial Intelligence for Fitness

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Can Artificial Intelligence get your body fit?  I have been weight training for the last year and have made some modest gains.  For all the time and energy I’m putting in though, I’m fairly certain I’m wasting a lot of effort.  I can tell if I’m working hard or not, but I question whether I … Read more


Reading Time: 4 minutes Weav was featured on the Apple app store, so I downloaded it.  Weav promised to solve the biggest problem with running to music. It plays music that automatically adjusts the beats per minute to match your stride. Stride cadence is getting a lot of attention in running circles as being not only a crucial element … Read more

Finovate San Jose: Cool Fintech

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quantiacs: Provides a toolset for traders to create and back test algorithmic trading strategies based on market signals. Traders can create algorithms, back test them on historical data from the last 27 years, and then incubate the algorithm for 6 months to see if it works. The company then connects successful algorithms with investors. The … Read more

Mobile Health Cynic

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Lily Tomlin said, “No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up.”   The more I dig into this mobile wellness space, the more that comment resonates with me. I am pretty excited about mobile fitness trackers.  I get excited about the challenges of acquiring users and monetizing them in this space.  … Read more

Withings – Bad Name for a Scale

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fitbit’s new Aria isn’t the first wireless scale. A French company called Withings has had a wireless scale on the market since at least 2009.  I believe Withings is going to fail.  The products look cool in an international space-age plastic frog design kind-of-way, but the name is poison.  I don’t know what it sounds … Read more

Oh Behave!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh Behave! may be the simplest and easiest way to parenting an obedient child. One of the age-old problems with discipline is not knowing what to do, it’s being consistent.  Giving a kid a two minute timeout should be easy.  It’s not.  First, you need a clock.  You must watch it diligently to catch when … Read more

Social Proof or Mob Rule?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Photo: When I first saw Twitter in 2008 at the Web 2.0 show, I didn’t get it.  I still don’t.  And apparently I am not alone.  A recent Yahoo Research Study showed that .05% of Twitter users generate over half of all Tweets.  I’m talking about you Justin Bieber.  (#winning.) Being in the social … Read more

Identity Crisis


Reading Time: 2 minutes Graphic Design is basically problem-solving in 2 dimensions. The reason you can’t do a good job of it yourself is that there is no problem for you to solve.