Why Digital Nomads Should Never Use AT&T

Following is a chat session with an AT&T representative. Since I travel full-time these days, it is important that I have a carrier that provides a reasonable international service. AT&T ain’t it. I’ll be in Hawaii in two weeks, at which time I’ve set aside some time to find the best carrier for me (with Boost and T-Mobile both on …

Kids Today: An Informal Tech Survey

Last week, I guest lectured at Pepperdine University’s Center for Communications and Business on the topic of “Social ROI” – how to measure the significant amount of time, resources and money that companies spend on social media presence and initiatives. There were sixteen undergrads, fourteen of whom were female students. With a total annual cost that might fall between $30,000 …

Tyler Suchman interview on CAPS TV Ventura

I was invited to appear on CAPS TV, which is public access television, based out of a studio on the Ventura College campus. I was interviewed by Friday Lubina, where the primary topic of conversation was being a digital nomad, and having the ability to work anywhere in the world. Friday Lubina interviews Digital Nomad, Tyler Suchman.

SEO Competition in Casco Viejo, Panama

Ali Sun and I are currently traveling and working around the world indefinitely (you can follow us via our blog, Owl and Bear). We are a month in to a life-changing, convention-defying, globe-trotting experience. Here in Panama City, we spend an afternoon in Casco Viejo, the Old Town. It is hundreds of years old, currently undergoing vast renovation as Panama’s …

Working From Anywhere: Maintaining vs. Creating

I have been a big fan of Chris Guillebeau for quite some time now – in fact, I have a link to his Unconventional Guides in the right sidebar of every page of my site. He’s a blogger, business builder, entrepreneur and all-around mover-and-shaker, but what tends to stand out for me and other people I know is that Chris …

Rocking the WP 3.3 Sonny Update

Just a quick tech note – upgraded to WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” without a hitch. Lots of slick new features, including flyout menus, media handling, co-editing support and Tumblr import. Granted I’ve placed my bet already, but can’t help thinking #wordpress continues to blow away the CMS competition. Video of the release after the jump.

AirBnB’s Open Letter

I received an email from AirBnB late last night regarding the serious reputation management challenge they are experiencing. My initial reaction? Transparent, apologetic and addresses the core problem. A startup on an IPO path is not an easy path – it can mean long hours, grueling days, just grinding it out. Setting your hair on fire at the same time? …