Innovation

  • All Entrepreneurs Should Rock Climb

    I wrote this blog entry for a networking group I co-organize called Startup Climbing. We’re a group of entrepreneurs who get together to climb, network, and learn. The concepts here are applicable to team building and being a strong performer at the office, so I’m reposting it here. Enjoy! Every Wednesday night I rock climb with a […]

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  • Standing Desks, Cornhole, and Shooting Ranges– How Does Your Company Build Community?

    Whack! A beanbag smacks against a wooden board, slides through a hole, and the office erupts in cheers! This is the first thing I witness upon walking through the office doors of Salo, a staffing agency in Minneapolis. It’s 11:00am on a Wednesday morning and the staff is playing cornhole (or doghouse, or bagtoss, depending […]

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  • Exercise at Your Desk Part II: Cubii Product Review

    The Cubii is an elliptical machine that fits snugly under your desk, allowing you to exercise while you work. Last week they finished a very successful Kickstarter campaign that ensured they’ll add to the growing field of office health products, joining the ranks of standing desks (some with their own successful Kickstarter campains), treadmill desks, and Desk Peddlers. When they asked us […]

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  • Exercise at Your Desk: DeskCycle Product Review

    Many people are turning to standing desks to avoid the negative impacts of sitting all day (click here for research on sitting and here for one convert’s story). However, switching to a standing desk requires, well, a standing desk. For many of you, a standing desk isn’t a feasible option for your work space, so what can […]

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  • Kickstarter’s Standing Desk Innovations

    Standing Desks

    We’re very excited here at the FYS headquarters. Why? Because we just bought some awesome stuff. That’s why. We’re proud to support these standing desk innovators on Kickstarter as they go into their initial production runs. These two sleek designs are very different, and both look awesome in their own right. An obstacle to health […]

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