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No one is too old to make history online.

May 2, 2016.

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Wanted: ALIVE, NOT DEAD.

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“I love my files and storage.”

Said no one.

Ever.

And yet, even great startups like Dropbox talk only about ‘files and storage.’

That kind of language is… how can I put this politely… dead. continue reading

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Do you ever send snippy emails?

“I never send snippy emails. I’m just direct and efficient,” you say.

Great, you rock! :)

The following is just for all those other people out there who send snippy emails:
Relax. continue reading

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When you stop your car at a stop sign, does your mind always stop with it?

If people’s minds ‘run’ through stop signs, how will you make sure they don’t ‘run’ through your ads?

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Why the Chevy Bolt vs Tesla Model 3 rivalry is BS

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The short answer:

The Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt are the next generation of electric cars that should make electric cars as common as the pavement in our streets. (The above image shows the Tesla Model 3; click here to see the Chevy Bolt. Images via Tesla.com and GM.com) continue reading

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This just in: Lady Gaga’s startup is gone. :(

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Backplane, aka Lady Gaga’s startup for building online communities, has burned through roughly $18.9 million US (yes, $18.9 million) in funding and is now out of business. (Image and full story via Fortune—http://for.tn/1V4CyQE.) continue reading

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Time and money are two sides of the same coin.

No smart person will give you their money until they have given you some of their time first.

Smart people guard their time. It’s understandable: time’s our most valuable asset. This is why smart people usually have some kind of system for guarding their time. continue reading

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What’s stopping more people from buying from you? (Part I)

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Why do you think that so many of us drink more Starbucks coffee now than ever before?

My 2¢: Because Starbucks has taught us to do so.

Through its advertising, its selection of coffees, its chirpy and pleasant baristas, its dark wooden counters, the jazz music in the background, etc., Starbucks taught us that good coffee doesn’t come in big vacuum-packed cans or styrofoam cups. continue reading

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“Has this person gotten over themselves?”

Such a simple question, but the answer speaks volumes, no?

The above question is one of the key questions the San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich, asks himself whenever he’s considering adding someone to the team (players, coaches, management, etc.). continue reading

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