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  • December 26th, 2014

    3 Reasons NOT to use a recruiter from 1 CEO on Startup number 2

    So we’re about to (finally) leave stealth mode in a couple weeks at CES. 2014 has been an awesome year, with no shortages of ups and downs typical of all startups. I’ve been fortunate enough to work on some amazing projects with my good friends to help grow the business. With the new work coming […]

  • November 22nd, 2014

    5 Apps on my iPhone home screen – The Great, Good, Bad, and Ugly

    It’s Time (Great) – This is a really cool app I use for things that need to be done every X days/months but don’t always happen on a calendar schedule. Aside from my haircut, I use this to keep track of blogging, giving Eva kitty a bath, washing my car, and a bunch of other […]

  • September 14th, 2014

    How to Effectively Network Within a New Industry

    Most people don’t know that Livio started as a consumer electronics brand (Myine Electronics) focused on the baby boomer cohort. Aside from the standard consumer electronics distribution and sales channels (which we had a lot of experience with prior to starting Livio) we went out to network within boomer groups. We exhibited at industry events […]

  • July 29th, 2014

    My 2nd Startup after 90 Days – 3 thoughts

    Over the past few months, I’ve returned to working in the startup environment. I forgot how much people doubt success and strive to maintain the status quo. This time around it’s a lot easier to get people to return an email. However it is just as hard the second time around as it was starting […]