Karl Hughes

Technology team builder and startup enthusiast
"personal" Posts

I first wrote about this three years ago when I had just given up alcohol. At that time, it was part of a burgeoning asceticism. I had given up meat,

Every year it gets harder and harder not to fall into the trap of buying more stuff. I first published this in November, 2014 when I didn't even have a

I quit eating meat in the summer of 2013, when I first published this article. In 2017, I've loosened up a bit - I now occasionally eat fish - but

This week I moved out of the tiny one-room place I've lived at since I moved to Chicago in 2012. The little studio in Uptown, Chicago was one of the

Two weeks ago I traveled to Atlanta to do the Publix Georgia Half Marathon, and then this past week I did the Chitown Half Marathon along the lake here in

As I enter my second full year of working with Packback, I can say that it's already been an exciting and challenging experience. When I came in on my first

If you've been reading my blog for the past couple years, you know that one of my big personal projects is to cut down on excess. This is hard to

December 1, 2014

It's way too easy to skate through life expecting certain things from other people and not mindfully giving thanks. I'm as guilty of it as anyone, and it's not just

This month marked the end of my first startup experience and the beginning of my next one. I decided to leave Uloop after two years as their director of news,

I've been in Chicago just over a year now, and it's crazy to think about how much I've learned and lived since I moved up here after graduation. This is

October 19, 2012

I am often asked by friends and family members who see my controversial posts, "How do you get so many people to comment on your stuff?" I'll admit, not every

Back in September of 2011, I quit my cushy internship with a large medical manufacturing company in Knoxville to work on contract with small businesses and startups. My first client