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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Smartsheet. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz

The full title of the book is: The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, How the Culture of Abundance Robs Us of Satisfaction. Here it is on Amazon.

Parents raise Spelling Bee Chumps

I took a class at CU called “School and Society.” We discussed home schooling and how the largest argument against the kids being anti-social is the fact they spend time with others in the community.. ie: Spelling Bees. This interesting video encompasses a lot of what I’ve thought about home schooled children: 1) they don’t know how to be social, 2) they believe they are better than other kids, and 3) they think competing with peers is suitable interaction. The best part? It’s not really their fault. I think a lot of parents are doing their children a huge disservice. When you raise kids they believe what you say; they see what you show them and learn what you teach them. Education, religion, values… wow. It’s not until many many years later you get to decide this stuff for yourself. That was a fun realization.

Boulder Startup Weekend

Can you build a startup in a weekend? Probably. Boulder certainly has the people that can make it happen. That’s why we’re going to try July 6th – 8th. From *We</p>

Can I get part-time benefits?

This article also appears on Employee Evolution: The Voice of Millenials at Work.

Follow up on goals and ambitions

When I earned the Boy Scout rank of Eagle I had to write a letter of my ‘Life Goals and Ambitions’. I rediscovered this letter the other day and it was a real eye-opener. I said a lot of interesting things that I wouldn’t have guessed. I realized today it’s important to revisit your future plans…

Spring cleaning feels good

One of the best things you can do is spend a few hours cleaning, organizing and getting rid of crap. You may not think it’s there but it is. I found four grocery bags worth of stuff yesterday and I couldn’t be happier…

Lunch at Sonic

I had never been to Sonic so when one opened down the street I was drawn to it. Maybe it’s the prospect of skates, maybe its the bright lights at night. Or, it may just be the fun experience I had yesterday.

Ben’s Start-Up Life

Ben Casnocha has written a book about, you guessed it, his start-up life. Being that he’s only 19 I wonder what other ‘lives’ he’ll be having. In any case, Ben’s a smart guy. Check out his blog and his book, My Start-Up Life: “The book is my own story of entrepreneurship written in way that can inspire and aid other entrepreneurs to start their own businesses, or simply become CEO of their own lives. In addition, guest essays by distinguished business leaders offer an interesting perspective on the ideas I present.” Learn more at:

You should change jobs when…

Do you feel like you deserve a little better? Are you not being challenged enough? Well, then perhaps it’s time to move on. Maybe a new boss, different company, perhaps even a new career. Whatever it may be, you know you should change jobs when…

Sometimes big companies are no fun

I’ve been an intern at a large company for over a year now. I’ve worked both part-time and full-time. I’ve seen the ins-and-outs, no doubt. That’s why I found this article on CollegeHumor so amusing. Going off to work at a big company after school can be sad, lonely and a waste of everyone’s time.