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Sunday, April 02, 2006

What I learned yesterday

There are a surprising number of great people from Grand Junction, Colorado—warm, friendly, giving, fun people.

One of them was my cousin, Tim Hackett. I already knew that, but not the extent of it. I didn't know Tim well enough. But I'm proud he was my cousin.

Anti-Marketing Design?

Scobleizer: "He says that sites that have ugly designs are well known to pull more revenue, be more sticky, build better brands, and generally be more fun to participate in, than sites with beautiful designs."

I have thoughts/wonderings on this, but not time to write. I'm sure others will. Go to it!

On Rising Early

How to Become an Early Riser: "The optimal solution for me has been to combine both approaches. It's very simple, and many early risers do this without even thinking about it, but it was a mental breakthrough for me nonetheless. The solution was to go to bed when I'm sleepy (and only when I'm sleepy) and get up with an alarm clock at a fixed time (7 days per week). So I always get up at the same time (in my case 5am), but I go to bed at different times every night."

Interesting stuff, as I've been consciously trying to start my day ealier lately to positive effect. I've always been a sporadic sleeper, but as Steve says, "...after a while I couldn?t ignore the high correlation between success and rising early, even in my own life."