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You Aren’t What Others Think You Are … But Your Business Is

Do you like ironies, paradox, and contradictions? I do. And I like this one a lot. And, better yet, it helps me work through some of the marketing angles for my business. You can’t define yourself by what others think “To thine own self be true” was Polonius’ last piece of advice to his son […]

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To This Day for the Bullied and Beautiful

Beautiful, haunting, poetic “to this day” for the bullied and beautiful

If you don’t see this here, click this link for the original on YouTube.

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Two Entrepreneurial Relationships: Uncertainty, and Real People

Hardly surprising that I recommend Befriending Uncertainty on Stephen Lahey’s Small Business Talent podcast, released yesterday: he interviewed me.  There’s a lot about relationships in that interview. Important entrepreneurial relationships:  Your spouse, partner (life partner, not just business partner — and maybe both), and family. I think it’s important to manage your priorities so you […]

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Some Hard Advice on Working for Sweat Equity

I just posted Why Sweat Equity Often Stinks on the gust.com blog for startups and angel investors. It’s quite cynical, I’m afraid, but it also reflects what I’ve seen for years. Sweat equity is a dangerous concept. It’s way too easy to misinterpret and misunderstand. And whether it’s intended to be or not, it’s way […]

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Infographic: Degrees and Money

This Infographic from Mint is hard to read at this size, so you probably want to click on the image to go to the source. On the left you have unemployment broken down according to the degrees held, from PhD at the top to just high school on the bottom. On the right you have […]

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