The Importance of Habits

I'm not breaking any new ground here, but I'm the latest convert to the importance of habits. As I get older, I realize that my body and brain would like to spend more time on auto-pilot.  I tell them every morning what I want to do, and they respond with "Ok, sounds good" in that condescending way a teen-age responds when you ask them to run a…

My Dumb Idea to Help with Homelessness

If you were to line up all the causes I wish I could support more, Homelessness comes to the front.  It's not that I think it is more or less worthy than others, but it feels like something we should be able to make more progress against. Every time I go into my neighborhood QFC, I pass between 1 and 3 homeless people asking for money.  One ma…

My Report From the Seattle Arena Town Hall Meeting

I couldn't resist.  I needed to check out the Town Hall meeting to discuss the SODO Arena Proposal.  I had no idea what to expect. The Town Hall was hosted by King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson, and Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien. I don't have any previous knowledge of these two gentlemen, so I was able to enter this with an open …

So, What’s With All the Silence

If I was Alannis Morisette, I'd use the word "ironic" to describe the lonely state of poor AndyBoyer.com.  But since I actually understand the definition of the word irony, we'll won't give another English major a bloody forehead. After all, I work for social media firm, am part of a start-up developing a product that makes it EASIER for people…

Join Me at MarketMix 2012 Today

It's been a busy month over here as I share time on the UW, Social3i and the upcoming Private Beta of Relaborate.  Now, it may seem like I haven't been writing anything.  But actually I've been producing more content.  It's just hidden over at the unpublished Relaborate blog as we work on getting the product ready for prime time. But I'll be …

U-District Food Bank Fundraiser

Wanted to pass this along this email from the U-District Food Bank. >> Hey Food Bank Supporters, I’m pleased to let you know that the 10th annual Neighborhood Grills benefit dinner for the University District Food Bank is happening, Wednesday, February 8th from 5 PM to 10 PM at Eastlake Bar & Grill and Greenlake Bar & Grill. It…

Where to get Startup Content

So I'll admit, content generation on AndyBoyer.com has been a little less than satisfactory lately.  One reason for this is the time I am enjoying being back at school. No, I'm not back for a new degree, but instead I'm teaching Marketing 555 at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business.  And while I haven't been able to post to…