- University of OklahomaZoology, 1986 - 1989
- University of Phoenix
- School of Hard Knocks
- The Opportunistic Travelers (current)
- I embraced the web when it was young, dragging a multi-billion dollar company along kicking and screaming all the way.
- I'm among the first dozens of podcasters, and now there are millions.
- I'm an early adopter and vocal advocate of building businesses around the concept of "free".
- I'm the author of 2.5 books in the "for Dummies" series and continue to indie publish non-fiction books.
- Yes, I really did survive (and thrive) on a month-long regiment of craft beer and sausage as my only calorie source.
- I've founded five different startups. Three in the publishing space, one in finance [shudder], and one in media.
- If you'd like to have me speak at your conference or event; great! I have experience with all sorts of public speaking, from keynotes to workshops.
- The Opportunistic TravelersDigital Nomad, 2015 - present
- Podiobooks.comCo-founder, 2005 - present
- Big BounceChief Disruption Officer, 2014 - 2015Incubating disruptive startups to sustainable and viable going concerns.
- SitewireVP of Media & Innovation, 2009 - 2014
- ePublish UnumCo-founder, 2011 - 2014
Live streaming isn't anything new to the web. But Periscope's pushed live video to the forefront of attention, and it doesn't looks like it's stopping anytime soon.
I've been going strong with Periscope for the last couple of months, using it to give people a live-look as my wife and I travel the world. Sometimes the views are amazing. Sometime kinda mundane. But that's how life works. I try and only turn on the camera during the amazing times. :)
Yes, you can watch on your computer (or even your new Apple TV). But the best and most interactive experience comes when you have the iOS or Android app installed on your phone. If you've only every watched on your computer, you're missing out.
The Periscope account I use the most is linked below. Click it, download the app, and then give us a follow. And go explore the rest of the Periscope world. Fair warning: Sturgeon's Law applies, and there are trolls on Periscope as there are anywhere. But, like Google+, if you stick to the niche you're interested in (say, world-travelers, for instance) you're sure to have a better time.
And if you scope interesting things, I'd love to take a look! Leave your Periscope user name here and I'll give you a follow. Cheers from the road!
The 4th episode of our revamped travel podcast is out! We discuss expensive Australian postage and beer, tell a story about eating in Hong Kong, and learn of 's misadventures on a German train.
Greetings from Swamp Bay in QLD, Australia. You shoulda seen all the sea turtles grazing in the shallows. Had it been less windy/ & choppy, I might have been able to get a decent photo of them.
As it was, you get this odd shot of... me.
http://ShEvo.wtf if you want to follow along with the adventure we're having as !
We're pretty good about getting off the tourist beat. That's not all that easy to do in Hong Kong, a city made for travelers from all over the globe.
Here are five tips from us that will help you look a little more local the next time you visit. And show you some real fun things to do along the way!
Season 2, Episode 2 of The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast!
You can learn a lot about cities around the world by their transportation options. In this episode, you’ll hear why you’ll probably die trying to cross the road in Hanoi, and why taxi drivers in India don’t have any kids. Oh, and we’re in Australia now!
Subscribe today --> shevo.wtf/itunes
It's a work in progress. I give this effort a C-. And I'm happy with that, as it's a skill I'm working on building.
We debated not putting out a show this week, in light of the myriad attacks by Daesh. But we can’t stop bad things from happening, and figure you might welcome a light-hearted break from the bad news. This week, we tell a stories of sneaking beer into a Hong Kong movie theater, and our friends Amber & Eric from Husband In Tow relate the magic of one photo taken in Hanoi, Vietnam.
We do a fair amount of recording directly on our phones. I've been forced to switch to Android (don't get me started) and am need of an app on my phone that will let me record my 1/2 of the conversation as we take a walk through the park.
THE APP MUST RECORD FROM THE HEADSET, NOT THE MIC ON THE PHONE.
The three apps I've downloaded from Google Play's store ignore the fact that I've plugged in headphones, and none of them offer me a setting to change the input (which is fu**ing stupid that I'd have to do that since I OBVIOUSLY have the headset plugged in for a reason) to use the headset. They ignore it, happily recording the sounds of the phone rubbing up and down in my pocket. Fascinating, to be sure, but not all that germane to the topic at hand.
Here's what I don't want:
* Someone googling for me saying "this app should work".
* Suggestions that I get a real field recorder. I have one. This is for something different.
* Suggestions I switch back to iOS.
* Suggestions that I try and capture audio a different way. You're not helping.
OK, Android fanboys (and fangirls) who also record some of their stuff via their mobile device AND use their headset to do it: I'm all yours. I'll even pay for an app if it meets my very specific (and not at all demanding, I think) needs.
We've got just about three weeks to explore this fantastic place. But we also have a lot of projects to get caught up on. So it's early mornings for a while so I can maximize my exposure to this fantastic place!
If you want a live look, connect to our Periscope.tv account. You'll get notified each time I find something amazing to show you. http://Periscope.tv/OppTravelers
Like the water below...
Sad to be leaving it so quickly (just a week here), but excited to continue our journey in Queensland the next month or so.
(And now... I've got a podcast to produce!)
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