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About Eric Matzner

Eric Matzner is the Founder and CEO of Nootroo.
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Writing Tips From Great Writers
8 years ago

Writing Tips From Great Writers

By  •  Quotes, all

Jack Kerouack’s 30 Beliefs and Techniques for Prose and Life: These were apparently posted on the wall in the hotel of Allen Ginsberg a year before the poem “Howl” was …
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Influence
8 years ago

Influence

This is an excerpt from one of my favorite books, and a classic on persuasion,  Influence by Robert Cialdini. The idea that underlays the entire book is that humans have …
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On Not Being Famous
8 years ago

On Not Being Famous

By  •  Notebook, all

So, you may not know this, but I’m not famous, like at all. No one knows who I am or cares what I do, so I post things freely and …
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Words That Make You Sound Smart
8 years ago

Words That Make You Sound Smart

By  •  Notebook

I just stumbled across this list in one of my old notebooks from circa 2005. I think many of these were SAT related or were gathered around that time. My …
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Story of the Broken Steamship Engine
8 years ago

Story of the Broken Steamship Engine

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here is an old story of a boilermaker who was hired to fix a huge steamship boiler system that was not working well. After listening to the engineer’s description of …
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Self Discipline Quote
8 years ago

Self Discipline Quote

By  •  Quotes

On your voyage toward developing self-discipline, you’ll encounter torpedoes from several sources outside yourself, but your most difficult opposition will come from within. Indeed, in your efforts to develop self-discipline, …
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Credit Belongs To The Man Who Is Actually In The Arena
8 years ago

Credit Belongs To The Man Who Is Actually In The Arena

By  •  Quotes

 

 

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them …
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Chinese Graduates Living In Bejiing
8 years ago

Chinese Graduates Living In Bejiing

By  •  Economics

And you thought you had your post college year bad. These people live in buildings in Bejiing that house 40-60 people per toilet. These are the college graduates and prized …
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Where Is The Innovation?
8 years ago

Where Is The Innovation?

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]he attached article asks a good question about where the all of the innovation is in our country. We seem to be failing at pushing the boundaries in many sectors. …
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One line ascii for use in SMS and mobile marketing

One Line Ascii Art for Twitter, IM, Text Messages, and Status Updates

Ascii Text Animals Caterpillar ,/\,/\,/\,/\,/\,/\,o

Fish <`)))><

Fish Swimming ¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º>

Happy Cat <(^.^)>

Kitty cat =^..^=

Koala …
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Lana Del Rey
8 years ago

Lana Del Rey

By  •  Music, all

I remember the first time I heard Lana Del Ray’s voice, I was surfing the web and had the HypeMachine playing in the background and her voice was so …
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Grouplove
8 years ago

Grouplove

By  •  Music

These guys are pretty damn awesome and have a great sound. Two of the musicians met late night in the Lowest East Side of Manhattan for the first time and …
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Men of Lofty Genius
8 years ago

Men of Lofty Genius

“Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are the most active.” -Leonardo Da Vinci

Obviously you can tell this is true because I am posting this …
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Supplements To Life
8 years ago

Supplements To Life

By  •  Health

Elements, chemicals, amino acids, and other essential body boosting supplements can be added to your life to a great enhancement. Coffee is essentially just a caffeine and look how dramatic …
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The Weeknd
8 years ago

The Weeknd

By  •  Music

I like The Weeknd and this is my page dedicated to them:

Their first and my favorite of their albums. Best two songs in my opinion are Hight For This …
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How Sierra Online Got Started In The Era of Floppy Disks
8 years ago

How Sierra Online Got Started In The Era of Floppy Disks

Read below about how Sierra-Online, a videogame distributor got started. Ken realized that there were a lot of games being programmed and a lot of new software stores opening around …
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Over 75% of 12-17 Year olds have a cellphone
8 years ago

Over 75% of 12-17 Year olds have a cellphone

I guess it’s not that hard to believe, but three quarters kids aged 12-17 have cell phones. I can only imagine what it is like being a kid now, because …
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A Fold In The Brain Is Linked To Keeping Reality In Check With Your Imagination

Looks like whether you are able to distinguish between imagination and reality is linked to a fold in the brain. Nothing concrete, but at the least interstering…

A Fold in …
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Steve Jobs Tribute

    Ice Water in Hell

For our fifth D conference, both Steve and his longtime rival, the brilliant Bill Gates, surprisingly agreed to a joint appearance, their first extended …
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Tiny tUnE-yArDs Desk Concert
8 years ago

Tiny tUnE-yArDs Desk Concert

By  •  Music, all

tUnE-yArDs (really annoying to spell out) is a bad ass band and while I don’t have much time to write about them right now, it is dumb to write about …
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