Michael Cummings


Known to be straight shooting, honest, and a critical thinker, I work with clients to improve and execute their strategic marketing, development and other technology needs. While I don’t much like buzzwords, the latest term ‘growth-hacker’ has been a descriptor for what I enjoy helping businesses with. I uses technical knowledge to help me analyze many data points and execute technical tasks related to marketing activities in my clients projects to help maximize their investments.

I serve as an advisor to small pre-funded startups helping them get their feet off the ground. Working with energetic entrepreneurs has proven helpful in my own projects that include the not yet launched ExploreThere program, and a custom rapid responsive prototyping platform for internal development of client projects at my company RSPNSV.

I am a co-founding member of the BIL conference which is the open, community based version of TED and is hosted in cities around the globe with a flagship event happening across the street from the main TED event each year. I help support others throwing BIL events by aiding in community building activities, marketing, and best practices through open source documentation initiatives.

I am also a recognized professional photographer with travel and landscape works being used in magazines such as Outdoor World and Family Life. I have a running client list of large conferences and events where I provide photojournalistic coverage. Photography is my creative visual outlet and I do individual training sessions teaching budding photographers some of the tricks of the trade.

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I write on topics concerning technology, marketing, and travel. Occasionally I put up some cool photos I take as well...

I’ll never be a great developer. That’s Okay.

I think too much. I think to much about my code, and I think to much about life in general to be as good a developer as I want to be. I know this sounds a bit like self defeating talk, a little contrite even, but hear me out for a second. Code itself is […]

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F**k Favorites

Fuck Favorites. I hate the question. Whats your favorite? Whats your favorite band? Whats your favorite movie? Ice Cream? Color? Country? City? It’s one of those questions that is a filler in a conversation where you are striving to just find something in common with someone so you don’t feel like you’re wasting your time. […]

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You have nothing.

You have nothing. Most of us have been there. We’re at the bottom. We seem to be looking up from the bottom of the well watching as the sun passes by us for just a passing moment of the day if we’re in the right season. At the top, others are basking in the sun […]

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Remove Yahoo Navigation Bar on Flickr

So you’ve been a pro Flickr user for years, and you were excited with they pumped new life into the slowly decaying realm that was your favorite photo sharing service.  You were even more excited when they told you that you could keep renewing your pro service and not be shown ads on the “new […]

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Living Richly Without Riches

How much stuff do you own? A lot I’m sure, but does your collection of furniture, clothes, books, and all the rest of it bring you the most happiness? Could you pick just 10 things and give everything else away and still be happy? I think you could. Sometimes without even knowing it, we use […]

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Apex to Humbled; How I almost died.

This is a story I’ve told many times around the campfire and to friends, but never written it down until now. This is a big lengthy, but I hope those of you who do choose to read it, you enjoy it. You can find the short version at the very very bottom of the page […]

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M. Cummings
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