so totally sick and


The Purpose Motive

Dan Pink, in this informative, entertaining presentation, provides further credence to my anti-bonus argument. Studies across the globe, by top scholars in the fields of economics, psychology, and sociology all indicate that throwing excessive monetary incentive toward complex problems does not maximize positive outcomes. These studies, as Mr. Pink eloquently relays, all indicate that the best performances and the best solutions arise from humans’ natural inclination for purpose, mastery, and autonomy. In other words, create a work environment that allows people to exercise their brains, their creativity, to feel their work has a greater purpose, to feel they are bettering themselves and those around them, and to self-direct will create not only a happy, highly-productive workforce, but it will also maximize positive outcomes for your business.

It’s the same in every sport…


TEAM USA – My Friend is a Pro (Album Version) from Mike Thomas on Vimeo.

Some ski buddies sent this to me, but it’s the same in climbing, snowboarding, whatever….

Come back with a banger

So it’s been a while and topically, this blogger has gotten a little off track as I’ve been consumed with work and back rehab (foot rehab is coming up in about 2 weeks – YAH!).

Anyway, I thought I’d bring it back on point with this video clip from Aaron Draplin entitled “America is Fucked ……(Graphically at least)”

I guess Jess Gibson is putting together a mini-documentary about Draplin and Design.  I can’t wait.  This guy is the jam.

America Is F*cked…….(Graphically at least) from Jess Gibson on Vimeo.

Extreme Pete shreds harder than you do

This skateboarding dog catches more air than you, frontboards better than you, and has more style than you….accept it.

Fully Flared

This un-fully flared trailer shows nothing of the level of skating happening in Lakai’s Fully Flared video. Where most movie trailers capture the most primo footage and machine-gun edit it into a sizzling 30seconds of juicy goodness that the full-length film will never live up to, the full version of Fully Flared pisses all over it’s own trailer. The level of skating that happens in this film is, for me, so far beyond anything that’s been put out before. It also does an excellent job of making me feel shit about my own skating and while establishing a new paradigm for the next onslaught of skate heroes.


And no words can really service the brilliance of the first 2 minutes of this film. If you haven’t seen it, I won’t spoil the fun, but leave it to the Girl crew to bring mad game.



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