## The Law of Averages

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. – Jim Rohn I’ve heard countless references to this Jim Rohn quote over the years and have frequently brought it to mind in times of contemplation of how my life is affected by the cluster of people around me.  While there […]

## Elements of Identity

In mathematics, an identity equation holds true regardless of the values chosen. By definition, the two sides of the equation are interchangeable so that one can be replaced by the other at any time. In humans, identity refers to the character qualities, personality traits, and routine behaviors that define an individual. In both cases, input […]

## Surprising Statistics on the Outdoor and Apparel Industries

Studying a subject by the numbers will often fuel my interest to learn and understand topics on a deeper level. Sure, statistics should be taken with a grain of salt, and it is prudent to examine the origins of data and whether the information comes from reliable sources and research methods. Numbers are frequently manipulated […]

## Synergy Arithmetic

Arithmetic (from the Greek arithmos, “number” and tiké [téchne], “art”) – is commonly defined as the study of numbers and their manipulation by the processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Synergy (derived from the Greek word synergos “working together”) — is the concept that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Synergy Arithmetic is […]

## Geometric Snow Art

Earlier this month, cartographer and competitive orienteer turned outdoor artist Simon Beck was in Colorado creating several large scale geometrical murals in the snow for the town of Silverthorne. These impermanent masterpieces are drawn by footsteps in snowshoes utilizing basic mathematics, a magnetic compass, rope, anchor, and ski poles to create symmetrical lines and circles. […]

Show your work. Many a math teacher has uttered this 3-word phrase. Can you demonstrate evidence to back up your results? Doing the calculations in your head to get the correct answer doesn’t assure you will be rewarded with a 100% passing grade. It’s often a matter of being able to decipher precisely HOW you […]

## A Stitch In Time Saves Nine

The fields of math, science, history, and art are all woven into the rich multi-colored tapestry of the human existence, resulting in patterns which can be studied by examining the threads of time. A stitch in time saves nine is a prevailing proverb, a needle that pricks both my heart and mind as a professional […]

## Universal Laws of Issac Newton

The magnificent mind and original author of the scientific method and creator of the fields of calculus and physics was born on this day, January 4, 1643. Issac Newton was an English philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, physicist, alchemist, and theologian whose brilliant questions about our natural world led to major discoveries that were instrumental in forming […]

## An Arbitrary Day

January 1, 2012 was a momentous day. In a matter of minutes on that first morning of the year, my life changed dramatically. Forever. I became a completely new person, virtually overnight. In the final months of 2011, I spent a great deal of time and energy building a foundation and officially launching my company […]

## Habit Arithmetic

The #2020MathProject is centered around gaining clarity of the values of habits in relation to goals. In order to more accurately assess the value of your habits, you have to spend some time getting clear on your values and goals. What is the underlying why that motivates you to take action? I just finished rereading […]