Do What Works (follow-up)

Professional athletes are great examples of doing what works. Red Auerbach, the gentleman talking, won 9 NBA Championship in 10 seasons as coach of the Boston Celtics. I’d say he knows what he’s talking about. Rick Barry, shooting underhanded, made 90% of his free-throws in his career. The fourth highest mark in NBA history. Jamal Wilkes, … [Read more…]

Dental Advice For Life

When you take your child to the playground, you don’t tell them ‘it might hurt’. That’s what Jane, my dental hygienist, said. At a recent checkup, we started talking about why so many children hate going to the dentist. They squirm and scream, and throw temper tantrums over something as painless as getting their teeth … [Read more…]

Do What Works

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow … [Read more…]

I Think I Can

When I was seven I decided to try waterskiing. I was a little apprehensive at first, but had plenty of family members who told me I’d have no trouble. “It’s like riding a bike”, “The boat does all the work”, they said. I put on my life jacket and slipped on the skis. After failing … [Read more…]


Playing catch is one of my favorite things to do. It doesn’t have to be an intense throwing session. Light toss at 40 feet is enough. The benefits aren’t purely physical either. For me, playing catch is soothing in a similar way to walking. There’s something about the throwing motion, the steady back and forth, … [Read more…]

New Project

Recently I collaborated with a local artist and started selling apparel online. I started this project because I was impressed with his designs and thought they were too good not to be shared. And not just good enough to be “Shared” on Facebook. Good enough that people would put their money where their mouse is. … [Read more…]

Target Communication 101: The Walkie

  As an insider on Target’s retail floor, I know how important communication is for smooth operations and a good guest experience. There’s a massive amount of activity occurring at all times. Our not-so-secret weapon is the old and reliable walkie-talkie. Nothing is more effective for keeping productivity humming at Target than the walkie. The … [Read more…]

How I’m Breaking the Mold

I’m Reid Anderson, and I decided to take a different path after college. I’m participating in a startup apprenticeship program called Praxis. Recently I answered some questions about my choice. Why I Work Why did you decide to do Praxis? After college my plan was to attend graduate school and pursue a career in academia, perhaps … [Read more…]