Straddling the Line

My wife and I moved to our little town of Roseburg, Oregon in 2008 after a short few year stint in Portland via Klamath Falls where we grew up. We’ve been here for 8 years now but being totally honest… we almost moved a few years in. You see, around 2011 or so I learned … Continued

The #1 Key To Oprah’s Success

I was in a major rut about 4 years back as an entrepreneur. And the thing that got me out of the rut is the same key that Oprah said in an interview is the #1 thing she attributes her success to. Revenues in one of my companies at the time were good… from the … Continued

Positivity And Optimism Are Perhaps Our Greatest Traits

Today I’m going to talk about what I consider to be one of the most attractive qualities in people (both guys and gals)… and one of the biggest driving forces for doing epic things in our life and as entrepreneurs here in Roseburg. My wife and I were at the art festival a while back here in … Continued

How To “Pumpkin Plan” Your Business

It’s kind of funny how you can learn the most powerful things from the most unlikely places. Like in this article, how my most recent business strategy shift came from a pumpkin farmer of all places. You see, at our local software startup Carrot ( that we launched in 2013… we’re growing at a good … Continued

Your Customers Have Evolved. Have You?

Recently, at one of my companies (Carrot, our software company) we ran a promotion and discovered some pretty cool stuff about our customers that we wouldn’t have predicted. This one customer behavior insight changed the way we’re now doing some things. This one insight could be a “make or break” key to your own success … Continued