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Want to grow unlock awesomeness in your business? Promote your winners

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Man, have I ever been so guilty of focusing on the troublemakers– the people who just can’t perform and projects that are failing. Which means I neglect the performers, since the “squeaky wheel” gets the attention. I’ve lost some good people because I was so busy helping the stragglers that… Read more »

As an entrepreneur, you face the most concentrated of unspoken evils.

Yes, you’re busy. But go watch this video right now, anyway: It’s 48 minutes of encouragement and perspective for entrepreneurs with Elon Musk. If you’re still reading this, go back and at least watch from 34 minutes onward. As an entrepreneur, every problem in the company is brought to you,… Read more »

Do you want to really understand Dennis Yu?

I did an experiment yesterday on Facebook. I posted a quote, unattributed. Post by Dennis Yu.   And it got a few dozens likes immediately. Ironically, it was a Simon Sinek quote, which a few people spotted. Martin Luther King was able to get 250,000 people together Washington DC on… Read more »

You wouldn’t believe this was me a year ago

A year ago, I had nothing– no health, no money, and a career that looked more like a homeless man’s exploits than what might pass as a functional business. I explain what that life feels like here. Ever chase money and feel like a hamster on a wheel? I was chasing… Read more »

Made with 100% Real PPC (How to make EASY money as a SEO consultant)

I was at McDonalds recently and noticed the writing on the bag: “Made with 100% Real Beef.” And then something to the effect of “And with a number like that, you can’t get any better.” Reminds of the breakfast cereals that are made “with” 100% real honey— meaning that they… Read more »

The hidden career of the online marketer

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Lyft and Uber disrupted the taxi business by allowing anyone with an iPhone to be a cab driver whenever they had a little extra time.   Airbnb disrupted the hotel industry by making spare bedrooms for rent.   FancyHands, odesk, taskrabbit and other personal assistant services let you be a… Read more »

Syosset Lock Shop– the parable of the 7 circles

Remember how Dante, in his Divine Comedy, had the nine circles of hell? Well, locksmiths have those too. Not nine, only seven, but surely you get the point. There are seven incredibly ludicrous ways to get locked out of your house, and, like Dante, we will discuss them in ascending order (skipping… Read more »

Keith Wilcox: Blogger, Businessman, Father Extraordinaire

Below is an opinion piece that I solicited from a total stranger.  I paid him $5 using a service called Fiverr asking him to write a quick bio.  Below is what I got. Pretty cool, huh?   Keith Wilcox is living a life many parents can only dream of. After… Read more »

Wayne Elsey Says Almost Isn’t Good Enough

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 It took me three cross-country flights to finish Wayne’s book. It’s 161 pages of simple but powerful language.  You want to hear the essence  of someone who left the corporate world and built one of the largest non-profits in the world—one that has donated 15 million pairs of  shoes?  Want… Read more »

Collaborative Leadership Defined

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Today I was over at the offices of ICOSA Magazine, a Denver-based publisher that is sponsored by CAP Logistics.  Who would have thought that a logistics company could produce such high quality content?  Here are some things I’ve learned about their efforts to make the world a better place: They… Read more »

Five Magic Words to Grow Your Online Marketing Agency

You don’t want or need to have every potential deal that’s out there. Be choosy. Would you rather have 40 clients that each pay you $1k a month in fees or 4 clients that each pay you $10k a month?

Your great idea for a web start-up

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I get pitched a ton of ideas and most of them are pretty good. No doubt, it’s a GREAT idea! Odds are that it might not be truly unique, as is typical in web entrepreneurship. However, the winner in the space is the first to properly execute. No experience founding… Read more »

FarmVille = ScamVille

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It’s bad enough that there are over 60 million users (including me) wasting real time and real money growing virtual crops to earn virtual points.  A new article in TechCrunch blows the doors on an industry that is set to generate over a billion dollars in 2009 (source: Nick O’Neill… Read more »