Thoughts and Adventures


Investours’ MIT YouPitch Competition

Last week we entered a video into the MIT You Pitch Competition. I thought I would share some of the details of the submission as I found them to be interesting. Please feel free to comment with suggestions. We have already submitted the video into the MIT YouPitch Competition, but we will likely use this […]

Creating a Brand Identity

Creating a Brand Identity

One of our most important pieces of moving ahead with a global image for investours is defining our brand image. Ashwin and I have been working closely with our designer, Erik Jonsson. He does some really incredible work. It took a while for us to finalize our agreement and for him to begin work, but […]

The Evolution of Investours Marketing

A lot of my focus with Investours has been on the web development side of things, but another strong focus of mine is in developing the marketing materials and trying to make the communications with our customers be uniform across the organization. When I first arrived in Bucerias, I realized that our marketing material was […]

My First Investour!

On March 14th, I got to go on my first Investour! It was an incredible experience. It was really great to see the impact of all of the work that I have been doing and see the effect it has on people first hand. The tour began at the PEACE Campasena with Ryan giving a […]

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

I had an awesome time in Lake Tahoe. The skiing was incredible and just when I thought the powder couldn’t get any better, more snow fell. I think we got around 51″ when I first arrived and then a week in we got dumped on with another three feet. I started to really enjoying skiing […]

Git’n there… Setting up the environment

Git'n there... Setting up the environment

I have finished setting up the development environment for my Investours project and began coding. I am going to be sharing the work I am doing as an open source project on github. If you are interested in following the work I am doing from a coding perspective, feel free to download the code and […]

Diving in… Investours Website Development Planning

This blog entry is my first of many that will be outlining the technical aspects of building the website for Investours. My intention for this entry is to organize my thoughts from a high level on some of the features that I will be implementing and the foundation for building them. As always, any comments […]

In the beginning… there was a sabbatical

I have decided to start a blog to be able to communicate the interesting things I learn and discover throughout my life with others. This idea came about primarily due to an upcoming sabbatical, starting February 12th. I will be taking the sabbatical through a program with my employer, Deloitte Consulting, which involves my getting […]