On Origin Stories

We welcomed Mathias Meyer (aka @roidrage) to Reaction Commerce as our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) late last year. At that time, we made a press announcement and intro'd him through a blog post, but there's more to the story…

On Unplugging

I spent a good part of the last few weeks finalizing our Vacation and Time Off Guide at Reaction Commerce. As part of a phased roll out, I first shared the Guide with the Leadership Team to get their input,…

Taking my Seat in the Warrior's World

At about the same time we successfully launched our General Availability v1.0.0 release, our new website, and unveiled Reaction to the world at a large industry conference, we moved from our beloved home in Venice, and my dad…

Just Breathe

Here's a simple thing that I do during my day to stay focused and centered. Before I walk into a meeting (whether in person, video, or phone), I close my eyes, take three deep breaths, and then I join the…

On Reference Calls

I've been doing a bunch of reference calls lately for due diligence on hires and strategic partnerships. As part of this, I've looked around to see if there were any helpful tips or guides for doing reference checks. To my…

Some Thoughts on Loneliness

Every month, I send an email update to our investors and advisors. It's a helpful exercise to step back to reflect on what's working and what's not, but, candidly, it’s harder to admit the struggles than the victories. I…

On One-on-Ones

It’s my favorite part of managing people and undoubtedly the most satisfying and memorable part of my career: meeting with people one-on-one. It might even be the key to growing teams and building successful businesses. For me, a one-on-one…