Category: personal

It’s that time again… I’m riding to put an end to MS.

Friends, As many of you know I ride each year in support of a cause close to my heart: raising awareness and money to support an end to multiple sclerosis (MS). I got involved in the cause in support of my son’s

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I’m riding to help end MS and need your support

I’m doing a 2-day 90 mile bike ride (Sept 20-21) for the second year to support an end to multiple sclerosis (MS). I am riding with and in support of my son’s godfather who was diagnosed about 6 years ago.  Generous donations from

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I’m riding to put and end to MS. Support my team.

Hi Friends and Family, I’m doing a 2-day bike ride (Sept 21-22) to help end multiple sclerosis (MS). I decided to ride with and in support of my son’s godfather who was diagnosed a few years ago. If you are

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How I organize my personal finances

Maia Garau recently visited eBay as part of our “principal in residence” program and discussed with us the growing field of service design (which she teaches at RISD). My favorite line she quoted was from the Economist which defined a

Yeah! I graduated!

After three years of studying nights and going to class on Saturdays at UC Berkeley, I can now say I’m a proud MBA graduate of the Haas School of Business! I wanted to take this chance to thank my lovely

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Parents: Are your baby bottles safe?

The following is a bit of detour from my normal subjects but as a parent myself I felt it was important to share with folks.About 6 weeks ago a study was released by Environment California Research & Policy Center which

Postnatal Workout for Mom and Baby

To take a break from design and leadership, I wanted to share something from the father portion of my life. 🙂 My friend Kim Evans recently co-founded a company that produces a postnatal workout DVD for mom and baby. It’s

What I’ve been up to…

In case you’re wondering where I’ve been all summer, my wife and I had our first child this July. I am constantly surprised by all that parenting has brought to our lives and am excited with each day to see


Today I’ve decided to enter the blogosphere. My name is Preston Smalley, I’m located in the San Francisco Bay Area, work as UI Design Manager at eBay and am a MBA Candidate at the Haas School of Business (Class of