Here are some of the products, services, apps & books I've been enjoying recently.
Poolside.fm: Firing up this app makes me feel like it's 1990 and I'm back at Holiday Pool in West Des Moines, 90 degrees, Q102 blasting over the loudspeakers, grape popsicle dripping down my chin, and enough Big League Chew to last me all summer.
Hey.com: Anti-tracker email service from the same folks who brought us Basecamp. I've been replacing as many Google services as possible over the past year—email was a big one. They give you 14 days to try it out. If you ever went to send me an email, I somehow managed to snag wise at hey dot com. Send me a note and we'll talk just folks did in the early days of the net: free from the menacing, pervasive technocratic eye of Google & Facebook.
Automation Agency: What would I do without these guys? Imagine Uber, but for all those annoying like tech-tasks that need to get done—you just don't want to do them yourself. Setting up marketing automation, designing a PDF, cleaning up a website, building out a membership platform—these are just some of the tasks I've handed over to AA in the last month. Must have.
Suntory Whiskey: The light amber color turned me off at first, but I've enjoyed drinking Toki—a flavorful clean whiskey from the folks at Suntory.
Book of Concord Online: As a dyed-in-the-wool Lutheran, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about with the Book of Concord. Basically Martin Luther downloaded his brain into a book before he died and this book was the result. I found an online version (free!) and it even comes with a handy reading plan.