An Open Letter to the Basecamp Team

Before it was time for my regular afternoon nap, I scrolled on Twitter to see a statement from Jason Fried, CEO/Co-Founder at Basecamp, about some of the changes that were being made. You can read the article below.

As I begin to read…


An Open Letter to Tech Companies: George Floyd — One Year Later

Photo Credit: Cnn.com

One year ago today, George Perry Floyd Jr. was murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2020 was rough for Black people especially with the murders of so many Black people at the hands of police.


The two-year-old version of myself

Today, I woke up to greet the age of 37.

I know a lot of folks might be like “that’s still young” and others might say “girl, you’re getting up there” but truth be told I feel like I’m on the right path to becoming the best version of myself.


and it was the best thing ever!

The word for my 2018 is INTENTION. I literally want to be intentional about every single thing in my personal and professional life. To kick things off in my professional life, I took a major risk that I didn’t necessarily see coming but knew was needed.

During the last few…


How a one-way trip 6 years ago began a new season in my life

6 years ago on today (which was also a Sunday), I packed up my car, told my mom, dad, & family I loved them, and left my hometown (Baltimore, MD) to the next chapter of my…


Professional email address versus a personal email address in business is like the old age debate of wine versus whiskey. When you think about where your business currently is and where you want to go, does your email address reflect it? Yes, I understand when you are first starting out…


We’re gathered here today to honor someone I thought was a friend. Someone I thought was helping me out all along. Someone I would have gone to bat for in my business life.


Entrepreneurship has been a fun journey for me thus far. I’ve been one (unofficially) since the fall of 2013 yet on paper since 2014. I didn’t really start taking myself seriously until 2015. At the same time, I’ve learned many lessons along the way. Quarter 1, I came out swinging…

Kris Smith, MBA | TheBlackTechie™

Where Data + Sports + Tech meet. I help athletes connect with their fans using text marketing & data. @superphone Brand Ambassador. texttheblacktechie.com

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