Who am I?
I’m the CEO of redesign | mobile. Fundamentally, I believe that the nature of work is changing. Work today follows an industrial-age mindset. We drive to the office. We show up more or less at the same time. We sit in meetings. We leave roughly at the same time. This made sense when the tools of production were expensive and fixed in location.
That isn’t the case anymore.
For many of us, the tools of production fit in our briefcases or pockets. I typed this bio on a $200 Chromebook while in Villarrica, Chile.
This was my day:
- Woke up and wrote a blog post.
- Skyped with a colleague in Raleigh, N. Carolina.
- Drove through a Chilean forest to a thermal hot spring.
- Soaked in the pools.
- Got a massage.
- Soaked in the pools.
- FaceTimed with my girlfriend in San Francisco.
- Came back and wrote this bio.
- iMessaged with a co-worker in Todos Santos, Mexico.
That is what technology frees us to do! We should be able to take advantage of that freedom.
I’ve been working on products in a variety of roles: business development, corporate development, product management, user experience design and market research. With redesign | mobile, I get to wear all those hats and then some.
I’ve worked at startups, as well as large companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and AOL.
I’ve been widely quoted as a technology expert in The New York Times, Businessweek, washingtonpost.com, CNBC, NPR, Marketplace, Radio New Zealand, Bloomberg Television, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and dozens of other publications, television and radio outlets, and blogs.
One of my favorite books
Screw Business as Usual by Richard Branson.
Branson is one of my favorite entrepreneurs. Although he is a billionaire, he doesn’t act like it. He believes in being good to the planet and good to people, especially those in need. He also knows how to have a lot of fun.
The book talks about how capitalism can help change the world for good. The world thrives on making money. If you do charity as charity, it’s among the first things that go when hard times hit. But if you do charitable things as part of your business, it’s sustainable.
I had the opportunity to meet and interview Sir Richard a few years ago. He is charismatic and inspirational.
In Part 1, we talked about business strategy and the airline industry.
In Part 2, we talked about Sir Richard’s approach to helping the less fortunate.