Integrated Entrepreneurship

What's Your Vision?

Just took a few days off in one of my favorite recreational spots, Calamigos Guest Ranch in Malibu. Or, as Nick calls it, the dude ranch. Fun fact: Ranch dressing was invented on a dude ranch. Uhm, I love ranch dressing.

It was a great reminder of how important it is to take some time away from the day-to-day to just chill. I literally hung out the entire day Monday by the pool. Got there for breakfast a little after 10, and didn't leave until almost 6pm when the sun had all but left. My body h…

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Egalitarianism and Other Very Long Words

I spent a few days last week at the annual songwriter expo from ASCAP, one of two organizations tasked with collecting royalties for songwriters. It's a really awesome community of people, and it's one that reminds me in many ways of the community of programmers.

My favorite part of the ASCAP Expo is Thursday night's songwriter showcase. We heard Eric Bazillian tell the story of how he wrote "One of Us" to impress a Swedish girl (who he has now been married to for 20-odd years). Or Rob Hyman wr…

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Restore the Flow

I've long been fascinated with the interplay of mind and body.

NYC-march-28-medium.jpgWe all know that the mind impacts the body. Something as simple as a frightened thought entering our mind, and our heart starts racing. Even more than that, I've always found it fascinating how every single double blind medical trial is proving that if you believe you're getting treatment, a large percentage of us will actually get physically better. What's cooler than that? I wish we'd have way more doctors study how to apply the p…

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Why You're There

17268014_386848735028589_4201220834376810496_n-medium.jpgI'm in Austin for the big mess that is SXSW, aka south-by. It's my fourth time here, and it's interesting to see how it's changed. It was Gary Vaynerchuk who originally told me I HAD to go to this, and that was in 2010. I went in 2011, and again in 2014. This year I wanted to go as well, but not so much for the interactive part, which is what I've gone for in the past, but for the music part, to see what's going on in the music scene, make some connections, and learn some new things.

Once here,…

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Share What You Care About

statue-of-liberty-medium.jpgI've just come across something that's shaken me up, in a good way.

I've long been wanting to write a book. In fact, I have several drafts of half books, abandoned, never finished.

Tonight, I was browsing around in Julia Cameron's book The Right to Write, when I remembered a book I read a long time ago: Gerald Weinberg's Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method.

And right there, in the beginning, was the key that I've been looking for. Something that I've obviously read before, and long ago…

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Friend or Foe?

It's (still) 2017, baby!

Today's Calvin Show Episode is ... "Friend or Foe?"

We talk about:

  • Do you have enemies in business?
  • Getting legal threats from Zendesk
  • When to fire someone
  • Is the Universe really your friend? Really? 


Do I look like an 80s teen heartthrob or what??

Go watch it now, and remember to leave a question or a comment.

Like Giving Interviews?

I do. I love it. I've mentioned a couple times here that if you'd like to interview me for your audience, I'd love to part…

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New Year, No Resolutions

krug-medium.jpgHappy New Year!

Hope you got into it super well.

I had the most amazing New Year's Eve, and the most amazing New Year's Day. So heart opening, romantic, lovely. Possibly the best day of my life so far. I'm super grateful.

I have another episode of The Calvin Show for you. We had some issues with the editing. It was supposed to go out before NYE, but now you get it today instead.

It's titled "New Year, No Resolutions".

In this episode:

  • Avoid New Year pitfalls
  • Stop beating yourself up, yo…

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No News is Good News

That was a crazy year, wasn't it? And it's almost over.

A lot of people hated 2016. Lots of big names died, and it feels like they've just kept on dropping these last few days. The election here in the US, of course, was awful to watch (and also entertaining, evidently, if you don't take it too seriously).

For me, though, 2016 has been my best year ever. I expect the same of 2017, and I wish the same for you.

On the note of awful news, here's episode 004 of The Calvin Show: No News is Good Ne…

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Christmas is almost here! I'll keep this short and sweet.

The second episode of The Calvin Show is here!

On this episode, we meet Victor who after meeting with tragedy has found a new perspective on life. I spoke with him at length this summer, and he graciously agreed to come on the show and share his experiences with you. This is his story…

We talk about:

  • the importance of being grateful for all the little things
  • following through on your word (or not saying said word in the first place…

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