Garmin's Great Smartwatch

If you're an athlete, get this instead of the Apple Watch.

Dan Koss
December 15, 2015

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The Apple Watch has been out for almost a year now. And by most accounts, it's a decent watch with some neat smart features, activity tracking, and phone integration.

But. It doesn't have GPS. This makes it a dealbreaker for almost any serious athlete. Any athlete, that is, who is unwilling to stash their smartphone in their shorts . . .

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Trust Networks

Life's most important decisions are always based on trust.

Dan Koss
December 13, 2015

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What's the quickest way to find out about someone you don't know in person? Google them, right? What do you conclude from their Facebook profile picture, or their Linkedin summary? We do the same thing with businesses, events and artists. What's the Yelp summary?

The "sharing" economy that has built businesses such as . . .

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My Hardest Race

It's usually the next one

Dan Koss
January 05, 2015

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I have been an athlete for a long time. After two Ironman races, several half Ironmans, marathons and countless 5ks, I've learned a lot about individual racing. So when my friend Mike invited me out to Colorado for an adventure race, I thought it would be no big deal.

Adventure races require you to navigate your way around the course and . . .

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Going Public

Why sucking is better done in public

Dan Koss
May 28, 2014

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Last night I performed at my first open mic. I've played several hundred gigs in my lifetime, but this was different. These were my songs and I was playing them solo. I couldn't hide behind another songwriter or performer and blame them if things went wrong.

Thankfully, the room I chose was full of fellow artists who were supportive, . . .

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