What If This is Heaven

What if this is heaven?Not like, What if this dark world is as good as it gets? Sorry.More like, What if we are actually living in the midst of heaven,And the only reason it doesn't seem that way isBecause the noise is so loudThat the signal can't get through? What if heaven is not a […]

Combating Imposter Syndrome

Like most psychological "syndromes," imposter syndrome is just made up of thought. There is no such thing as imposter syndrome, just like there's no such thing as low self-esteem or a lack of confidence. I understand that that sometimes it looks like these syndromes rear their ugly head, but I think we would all agree […]

Your Last 15 Minutes on Earth

"Now, some people [...] tell you sternly that you should live every minute of your life as though it were your last, which only goes to show that some people would spend their final ten minutes giving other people dumb advice.. " -Dan Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness But really, how would you live if it […]

Your Top-10 Problems

A while back, I went to a bar with a friend whom I knew through his girlfriend, whom I had worked with and befriended. As I sat down next to him at the bar, he was all smiles and cheer. Despite the fact that he needed no reminding, I reminded him that he’d recently been […]

2020 New Year's Resolutions

I wrote these, as you'd expect, right around the end of 2019. I am posting them here, now, at the beginning of 2021. Clearly, 2020 was a wacky year for everyone. Despite that, looking back at 2020, I think I stayed pretty true to these resolutions. More being on the field and in life; less […]

Why We Named Our Company "Furnace Labs"

In 1997, when I was 24, I started a company called Commerce Studio.  After Jeff Macklin joined as my partner in 1998, we decided together that a name change was in order. People often ask me how we arrived at the new name, Furance Labs. Furnace Labs' was started just as the web was beginning […]

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