April 2011

Corner office here I come!

[Bob is the 2nd most common CEO name on LinkedIn](http://blog.linkedin.com/2011/04/27/top-ceo-names/). Now I’ve just got to get rid of that “Peter” guy… Or move to Brazil, where the top CEO name is “Roberto”.

European cycling

Rode around Amsterdam in the morning; rode around Zurich in the evening. Cycling on TV in the airport bar. Nice.

Floating across the sky

Experience Human Flight on Vimeo

> We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – [Anaïs Nin](http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/5030)

The Lakes Route

cross-posted from [our Swisskamps blog](http://www.swisskamps.com/) Ever since moving to Zurich, I’d had my eye on the Swiss National Cycling Routes. These signposted routes criss-cross the country, each featuring different aspects of the land and people. Throughout the winter, I checked out sections online, hoping that I could fit in one of these tours sometime. The…more

Why I design at Google

Google is an amazing company, but it’s not always known for design. I thought I’d write down the reasons I’ve enjoyed designing products at Google for the past 6 years. As always, I speak only for myself, not for the company. There are lots of reasons I like working at Google besides design1. But I’ll…more


The perfect business model? Parents pay for their children to work and be advertised to. And it actually sounds pretty fun! http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/profiles/state_of_play.php

Things I learned today in the Alps

Today’s learnings: the Alps can still be cold and windy in the spring, kilometers are still pretty long (don’t think of them as baby miles or you’ll be disappointed when you’re in a hurry), and arm warmers can become calf warmers in a pinch (but they may not be very good arm warmers after that)….more

Shaped by what we love

> We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. – [Goethe](http://www.austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/) Another reason to keep track of [some of the things you love](http://www.thefancy.com/bobryskamp). From an excellent article on creative work, [HOW TO STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST (AND 9 OTHER THINGS NOBODY TOLD ME)](http://www.austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/)


An ex-coworker’s new site, [Fancy](http://www.thefancy.com/) collects objects people find beautiful. [Here are some of mine](http://www.thefancy.com/bobryskamp).