Author Archives: AndrewM

Three Simple Steps to Avoid the Staffing Spiral of Doom

Interesting (and brief) article on LinkedIn, Three Simple Steps to Avoid the Staffing Spiral of Doom. Good points, and I especially like their suggestions for job postings (#1) as we consider how we advertise our open positions. Also an excellent … Continue reading

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Kiss or bow?

Apps that simplify travel: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39464005/ns/travel-business_travel/

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Cool site/service for getting a limo

Curious and eager to try this out. “Simply tell Pinpoint where you are now, where you are going, and when you want to leave. We will quickly connect you with a nearby sedan and give you a confirmed rate and … Continue reading

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13 Things You Must Do Every Week As A Startup CEO

Being the CEO of a startup is a hard and complex job. Here’s my quick list of the 13 things every startup CEO should make sure to do each week: http://betashop.com/post/4367407080/13-things-you-must-do-every-week-as-a-startup-ceo

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Eight Habits of Highly Effective Google Managers:

“Wow, brace yourself. Because the directives might seem so forehead-slappingly obvious — so, well, duh — it’s hard to believe that it took the mighty Google so long to figure them out: “Have a clear vision and strategy for the … Continue reading

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Android App Inventor

Drag & Drop prototyping on the Android: Android App Inventor has blocks for just about everything you can do with an Android phone, as well as blocks for doing “programming-like” stuff– blocks to store information, blocks for repeating actions, and … Continue reading

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Chase/Wamu Regulation Z Violation?

A quick review of my current financial situation:  Same job, higher income, a perfect payment record, and a better FICO score (800+) than when the loan was originally approved. From the guidelines issued by the Office Of Thrift Supervision (OTS): … Continue reading

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Frozen Chase/Wamu HELOC, Unprofessional or Deceptive Communications?

I noticed this morning that my Chase/Wamu HELOC has been frozen without notification. I contacted customer service representative "Braden" (877-750-6825) for an explanation. I was told that the line of credit is "frozen" during this review period. I asked for … Continue reading

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Complaint Letter to Chase/Wamu

One of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) requirements is that I first attempt to resolve the issue with the lender. Since I was not able to solve this with additional calls to customer service, I asked for the contact … Continue reading

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Flawed, Inappropriate, and Onerous Chase/Wamu 4506-T Demand?

I received a letter from Chase/Wamu regarding a little-used Home Equity Line Of Credit (HELOC) on May 8th, requiring a 4506-T and a recent paystub by May 15th. I contacted customer service representative "Aaron" (877-750-6825) with questions. I asked "Aaron" … Continue reading

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