Dads Say The Darndest Things

Dad likes to talk. Or write. Whatever; just as long as he gets to be heard, Dad is happy.

When Rent A Dad (and Rent-a-Mom) have something to say, they say it here.  Are you listening?

Assembling The IKEA Tarva Bed

In a couple of recent posts, I've talked about IKEA. You want to stay out of IKEA's toilet, and when not to assemble IKEA cabinets. Today, we need to have a talk about the IKEA Tarva Bed. This conversation goes to the very reason Rent-A-Dad exists. We're here to help...

IKEA Problems ? (Trying to stay out of the IKEA toilet)

Rent A Dad's most recent musings were aimed at Assembling IKEA Cabinets. That story was about knowing when to handle things yourself versus bringing in a professional to handle the job. Today, we're going to focus a bit on IKEA problems. We're not big on negative...

Assembling IKEA Cabinets — Or Knowing When Not To

One of the things Rent-A-Dad gets asked to do—a lot—is build furniture. A ton of that furniture is from IKEA. And assembling IKEA cabinets or other IKEA furniture is ... well, it's something that Dad does pretty much every day. Rent-A-Dad has opinions about IKEA...

Car Negotiation Isn’t What You Think It Is

Besides buying a house, car purchase is probably the biggest personal financial deal you're ever going to make. Well, surprise! Car Negotiation isn't what you think it is. I could go on about this at length. There are different parts to any deal you make, and your job...

The Ratcheting Screwdriver: Great Idea, or Disaster?

If you're Rent-A-Dad—or really, any Dad-With-A-Plan—you think about things like tools. Hand Tools. Power Tools. Cool Tools in general. You love tools, or at least see them for what they are, which is ... well, OK ... tools. But Dads are a practical lot, right? Tools...

Improved Feel For The Water … (Context Matters)

Content may be is king, but without context you have little more than click-bait. Let's get an improved feel for the water. Yeah, I'm being clever, but that's the point of this post—and a big piece of what we help our clients accomplish. Every day, you feel your way...

Savoring Small Victories in a Wacky World

A few years ago, I told you about Google predicting that I'd be visiting a Costco in New Jersey. While I was sitting in my office in New York. Using a desktop computer. While it's a complete coincidence that Google's handling of data is becoming a serious anti-trust...

“He’s My Geek”. Or Is He Something Else?

I've been helping people get things done for ... well, let's just leave that at "a long time". Because that's so, I have some observations that time has only made more true. One is that people almost always think of you in the first context they encounter you. And...

The Difference: Careful and Paralyzed

The astronauts of NASA, including David Scott and ... yes, that other fellow is first-man-on-the-moon Neil Armstrong ... are very careful. They have to be; their missions wouldn't work otherwise, and absent great care people would die. But Careful and Paralyzed are...