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“It just means that their measuring tape is wrong”
1 year ago

“It just means that their measuring tape is wrong”

I love this quote from a recent Elon Musk email to his employees. In referring to how precise the design tolerances of the Model 3 should be, Elon says that …
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Hiding In Plain Sight
6 years ago

Hiding In Plain Sight

How often do we miss what is right in front of us? As entrepreneurs, it is important to realize that this happens more often than we know. The more focused …
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Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect
6 years ago

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Practice makes perfect is a phrase you hear all the time, but no one is perfect. The fact is though, if you practice, you will become better at whatever you …
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How We Communicate
6 years ago

How We Communicate

I recently read Brad Feld’s post, A Problem With Gmail When The Machines Take Over, and while the article is about the problems he faced with his email being unavailable due to an …
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How To Sell Umbrellas On Twitter
7 years ago

How To Sell Umbrellas On Twitter

I just read Dan Shipper’s article comparing advertising on Twitter to selling umbrella’s in a synagogue. In the post, Dan makes an analogy comparing advertising, to men selling umbrella’s in New York …
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Tips On Outsourcing
7 years ago

Tips On Outsourcing

Outsourcing Works

Many people have asked me for some tips on outsourcing, especially more serious things than birthdays and flirting. These days it can be nearly impossible for a small …
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Influence
7 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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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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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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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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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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