Always Emotion, The Stock Markets

Was just reading a lending market update which included a note about the puzzling behavior of the stock market last week. Faced with a number of positive economic indicators, the market sold off pretty heavily. Well, with my time at Fortune 500s, I’ve seen this before. I learned a long-time ago that Wall Street, the Read More …

A meditation on efficiency

For many years now, I’ve been a Franklin-Covey devotee. For decades it’s been live changing/life affirming in the richest way possible. At one point, I was recruited to be a training facilitator. That didn’t align with my objectives, but was very flattering, and shows my commitment to these principles. Anyway, this week brought several reminders Read More …

Some thoughts on Wil Wheaton, The Internet, Radio Free Burrito and Taylor Swift

I’ve been a fan of Wil Wheaton’s Radio Free Burrito for years. It’s hard to conceive he’s been putting those things out for a decade. Anyway, today’s episode: Radio Free Burrito 43: my next mistake, hits on a few things that I’ve been thinking about lately. He talks a bit about Taylor Swift and how Read More …

My newest web project: ForwardFacing

I’m moving all my more formal business and technology focused writing over to my new website, Forward Facing. The goal is for CarlSetzer.com to be more of a personal site. Forward Facing will showcase my writing and web work in a more professional manner. At least that’s the plan. Part of the fun with this, though, Read More …

An Introduction to Facing Forward

I consider myself a global citizen. Born in Rhode Island, my life has taken me throughout the US and around the globe. I have a broad view of the world, though my core geographical identification is with Seattle. My career brought me to several key Seattle area institutions, including Starbucks, Microsoft and a project or two at Read More …