Author Archives: Ryan Clifford

True Cost of Car Ownership: My Experience, By the Numbers

I joke with my friends that it only took me 18 months living in Seattle to go from 4×4 SUV driver to bus-riding hippy. In reality, my choice to go car-less had nothing to do with living in Seattle or becoming more “green” or any other social pressure. For me, I hated owning a depreciating […]

Are You a Person of Substance?

Sadly, most of us don’t have anything to say, never take a stand, and don’t really know who we are. What’s your answer when asked “What’s new with you?” or “What are you into?” The problem with not being about anything is that it can lead to unknowingly trying to fill the void, and often […]

Instagram: Is It Worth All the Hype?

This post, co-written by Ryan Clifford & Instagram specialist, Steven Stretton What’s the real significance of Instagram? Why did Mark Zuckerberg felt like he had to have them? And why should you join? Simply put, Instagram is a mobile app that allows you to share photos from your phone and easily make those photos look cool- and by […]

Tech Battles Brewing at the Olympics

Technology likely will prove to be the deciding factor for Olympic success at the 2012 London Games. From the infrastructure to the Olympians to the tourists, the 2012 Summer Olympics are shaping up to be the most technologically advanced event in history. It starts at the top, with LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic […]

De-Noise Your Business & Start Adding Value

With every word you speak, every feature you build, and every post you publish- the following word, feature, or post has a little less impact.  To give ourselves and our businesses a chance, we need to have the ability to decipher between important and irrelevant.  Do Less. Add more value.  When you think of a […]

Mid-Year Report: Making New Year’s Resolutions That Actually Work

January of every year brings countless New Year’s resolution tips-and-tricks articles.  The problem is that despite reading all of the helpful tips each January, the vast majority of us fail to stick with our resolutions.  If you’ve gotten off-track, there’s still plenty of time to right the ship and end the year with a great […]

4 Misunderstood Keys to Learning a New Language (Part 2)

Billions are spent annually on learning second languages, yet the majority of that money is wasted, with little to no results.  I think we can all agree on that, so why why do we continue to attempt the same methods over and over?   I totally learned it, but now I can’t remember The third […]