Does This App Exist?

Quick exercise: Think of the top 3 places in the world you’d like to visit in the next few years. Where are they? When you’re ready with those locations, think of the people you know who live in or near those places. Unless you were already thinking of visiting those specific people, I bet it’s … Read more

A Corporate Gift Giving Idea

As someone for whom gifts are at the very bottom of my love language list, I rarely think to give gifts to others, and when I do, I struggle to figure out what to give. It isn’t necessarily for lack of imagination, but there’s plenty of self-doubt in regards to whether or not the other … Read more

An Idea: The Quarantine Box

Now that we’re a few months into the coronavirus, you probably have a similar grocery store routine to ours: After you arrive home with your groceries (or they’re delivered), you put them on a special table or section of your home. You debag the groceries, disinfect perishables and put them in your fridge or freezer, … Read more

What If All Politicians Were Always Under Oath?

I had a crazy thought the other day: What if all politicians were always under oath? I’m specifically talking about the United States, as other countries might have something like this in place. Here’s the idea: Starting with the moment a politician at the national level is sworn into office, they are considered to be … Read more

I May Have Solved Brunch

Let’s be clear: Brunch doesn’t need fixing. It’s a hearty breakfast, but served around lunchtime. I love it. However, I’ve found a small issue with brunch. My body wants savory for sustenance and nutrients, but my mind wants sweet. As a result, I’m always faced with a conundrum at brunch: Do I get a savory … Read more

How Do You Send Gifts to 10+ People?

I’ve been catching up on Shark Tank recently, and there was a pitch that reminded me of an idea I had a while ago that I never pursued. It’s more of a problem that I’m hoping you’ll tell me has already been solved. In 2015 and 2016, my company, Stonemaier Games, sent out holiday gifts … Read more

The Future of Lab Testing

I watch Shark Tank every week, and I learn a lot from the questions asked by the investors and the innovative approaches taken by entrepreneurs. But it’s exceptionally rare that I actually buy something I learn about on the show. Today was an exception to that rule. I love products and services that save me … Read more