More quick vids from Boulder…

It was so fun last week to walk up and down Pearl Street in Boulder and to see so many Schedulefly customers. Luke and I went outside to get b-roll footage, and within a few blocks of Big Red F’s restaurants were a whole slew of customers. The Kitchen. Salt. Hapa Sushi. And more. So…

"What if Google launched online scheduling?"

Some thoughts on why we don’t operate out of a sense of fear, and why we wouldn’t worry if some company like Google threw a bunch of money into competing in our space… Sometimes when I create these video posts I don’t remember all of the key points I wanted to make, because I don’t…

Quick. Don’t blink. Tell me why you like Schedulefly…

At dinner at Centro in Boulder, CO on Wednesday night, I whipped out my trusty Flip cam and asked our server if he’d mind saying why he likes Schedulefly. No rehearsal. No time to think. Just say whatever comes out. And here’s what Mike had to say… I’ve got more of these quick vids to…

You only come through here once

That’s what an old, well known, Fly Fisherman from the Florida Keys told me once as I pondered buying a classic fly rod that is not made any longer. It was used, in great shape and hard to find….yet the last thing I needed was another expensive fly rod. As I held it and felt…

Boulder, here we come…

I’m heading to the airport in a bit to hop on a flight with Luke Pearson to Boulder, where we’re filming the second video in our Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series, plus getting footage for our new home page video. I’m hauling some Schedulefly check presenters, made by Holly Aiken, the maker of the coolest…

ROU Raw

When I was interviewing each of the twenty restaurant owners featured in our book, Restaurant Owners Uncorked (“ROU”), I kept thinking how incredible it was to have the opportunity to conduct the interviews. It was awesome to be able to write their words into our book, but hearing them speak them is something entirely different….

"Man, that’s just not our style."

My friend recently suggested we do some traditional marketing. Him: “Why not run some adds to help promote your brand?” Me: “Well, it’s a great idea, but that’s not really our style.” Him: “I hear ya, but I was thinking of some really cool, fun ads that match your vibe. You’ve said yourself there are…

Communication breakdown…

The written word is an interesting thing, isn’t it? You don’t hear the author’s voice, so you often don’t know the tone. We’ve all experienced it. You read an email in your voice and assume the author had a certain tone. You read it again. And again. And, yes, you are sure the person must…

Who loves what you do? Everyone? For real?

I really admire (and want to be like) companies that make a product for a very niche kind of customer and then tailor their message to speak to them specifically. It’s almost as if the owners of the company sat down in a room and sketched out the ideal customer on the wall and said…

How Schedulefly is like Widespread Panic…

A few thoughts on why I’m glad that we’re running our business using some of the same philosophies my favorite band, Widespread Panic, has used for 25 years. They never sold out, and they do unconventional things to build their audience. If you’d like to share any thoughts or comments on this, Id love to…

What’s your mission?

A few thoughts on the concept of being on a mission, and how that mindset helps ensure success… Wil P.s. We’ll be filming our next video in the Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series next week in Boulder. Dave Query. It’s gonna be incredible!