December 28, 2016


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40 books I read (and recommend that you read) this year

books I've read in 2016

I am a believer in building a diverse skillset in life, and part of that process is consistent self-education. 2016 was a crazy, busy year, but I still managed to carve out time to feed my brain and soul through books (mostly at the expense of zombie and football tv time).

It was worth it.

Let me repeat that for emphasis: Every moment spent away from the TV (or game console) and in front of these books was worth it.

So I’d like to share my past year’s reading list and encourage a little bit more reading in the world as we move into 2017.

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December 9, 2015


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2 Lessons in Disney User Experience


I probably like Disney more as an adult than I did as a child. I only went to Disneyworld once as a kid—I think I was around 13. Recently, I’ve been making more trips to Florida to take a break from real world problems and embrace that inner kid.

Disneyworld is a great place to to that. It’s also a great place to go if you are a user experience designer. I can’t think of many places where they have put as much thought, energy and money into creating a purposeful and controlled user experience as on a Disney property. Creating memorable, fun and safe experiences is in their DNA as a company.

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November 23, 2015


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Do you need a land to have a country?


Our borders are no longer absolute barriers. Our culture is constantly changing. Countries are evolving at a rapidly increasing pace due to economic change and demographic change—which then turns into cultural change.

Recently, a thought had occurred to me: How important is country?

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