Pete Hanson's Daily Blog

Don’t Send An Email You Don’t Want The Whole World To See
This little nugget of e-mail wisdom is worth it's weight in gold. It really applies to any form of electronic communication. Texting, Facebook messaging, you name it. There are just too many ways to share this stuff. For extreme examples just ask Brett Favre or Anthony Weiner (the irony of his …
The Joy of Air Travel (Why I Fly Southwest Every Chance I Get)
I did a little flying the week before last, and I can only come to one conclusion; the airlines don’t want us to check our bags. I can’t imagine why, but there must be some top-secret reason that only airline industry insiders understand. There must be smart people behind big airline com…
The Future Is Powered By Our Imagination (Yes, Yours & Mine)
I love books. I like movies. I tend to read a lot more books than I see movies. Part of that is likely because I can read books at home in my underwear (they frown on that in the theater). That's more about convenience than skivvies. Another factor is that I get much more mileage for my ten bucks if…
Are You A Castaway On Problem Island?
In the past few months, there are two things that I have been reminded about problems. First, not only does everyone have them, but it's likely that many other people are trying to solve the same ones that you are wrestling with. Second, every problem has multiple layers, and when you assume yo…
America, Politics, And The Difference Between Facts & Opinions
It’s presidential primary season, and things are heating up. Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Tea Party, Green Party, Birthday Party; the list could go on forever. In politics, I can embrace the idea of generalities. Conservative vs. liberal. (Although, like snowflakes, those terms don't even m…
You Can Change The World In The Next Five Minutes
I rolled into the drive thru at a fast-food restaurant here in Fort Collins last week to grab a bite for dinner. It’s not that I couldn’t have prepared something good to eat at home, I just had the itch for a three-piece meal with a biscuit and mashed potatoes.
Leave A Message And I Will Return Your Call (Really, I Promise)
I am dismayed that very few people in business return calls anymore. (Well, sure I am one of them…but that’s not the point. Or is it?) And yes, I completely understand that our lives have become dumping grounds of unsolicited sales pitches, marketing messages, and “once-in-a-lifet…
Being A Good Neighbor (Why State Farm & Mr. Rogers Are Right)
I heard someone complaining yesterday about how fast Northern Colorado is growing, and how it is losing it’s small-ish town appeal. (Which I don’t agree with.) I mean it is growing, but it’s still one of the best places on the planet. I’m not a NoCO cheerleader, I’m a g…
Focus Is Good (As Long As We’re Focused On The Right Thing)
I have been busy airport hopping this week. Why do we spend so much time, money, and effort on airport security? I understand the horror of 9/11, but we seem to have over-focused on one piece of an enormous pie. What about the unlimited number of other ways America could be terrorized? Focus is a go…
Let’s Be Frank: Being Great Takes Hard Work
My wife and I lead a pretty exciting life. On Friday night’s we usually come home, make a couple of cocktails, and clean the house. If that’s not enough excitement for us, we might even throw in a couple loads of laundry. We like doing this because the weekend is then free of all these l…

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