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Day 25 of the No Sugar Challenge

Not sure if you tuned in for week 1 of the no sugar challenge but Bridget was out on day 2. 25 days have gone by and I still haven’t eaten sugar. This brings me back to the point of what does not eating sugar even mean? Basically it means no processed sugars, or sweets

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We are awash in a cult of innovation

I just enjoyed SxSW in Austin and heard the word literally thousands of times over a single week. Despite this, it seems to me that truly disruptive innovation is systematically avoided. Bureaucrats want innovation they can control so they farm “planned innovation” rather than hunting for disruptive innovation. After all, by its very nature disruptive innovation cannot be in the carefully laid technology roadmaps or the

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5 Steps To Keep A Founder Dispute From Tanking Your Startup

Founder disputes are one of the top reasons why startups fail. It has been written about, reported on, and even made into an infographic. Co-founding a startup is like getting married. You go from spending some time together, to spending all your time together, in a small space, and sharing your finances. On top of that, creating a business

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Week 1 Without Sugar! 40 day challenge.

If you haven’t read the original post, check it out here. The Spark Notes are, I’m going 40 days and nights without consuming processed sugars and I’m going to document the results with weekly articles. This is week 1! Day 1 without sugar 3/1/2017:  I made it through without any real struggle at all. I didn’t

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DVLPING the environment for entrepreneurs

5:30- wake up 6:20- First cup of joe recap world news 6:45- 30 mins of 4DX ( suggested reading ) 7:10- 45 mins educational development content 7:55- Research trends and competitive advantages 8:30- DVLPER     This is my routine. How do you start your day?   Being an entrepreneur is not easy but this

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When your charity efforts are starving

Hello there you world-shattering, dent-in-the-Universe-making YOU! I might not know exactly what you are working on these days, but I know it’s epic. I also know you are working on creating social change with your business by having a charitable component blended into your model (I know that because you are reading THIS). And… while

Startup Hacks Workplace

Growth Hacking with Facebook Groups

Last week I wrote about how to interview and hire a growth hacker. This week I’m writing about how to actually growth hack. One easy way is by utilizing Facebook. Yes, everyone has heard of Facebook I’m sure. For that one person that may not have heard of it, it’s simply the biggest social network

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How to Interview and Hire a Growth Hacker

As someone who has “growth hacked” the last 2 years, started a few companies in my (short) day, and is in love with marketing as a whole, I’m writing an article about how to sift through the BS. There is a lot of hype about this buzzword, and a lot of it just that, hype.

Advice Theory

Do What You Are

So here you are, you just graduated with your 4-year degree and you’re wondering what to with your life. Up until this point, you were given a syllabus before every class letting you know what to expect and what the professor is expecting from you in order to get that nice shiny grade at the

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5 STEPS TOWARDS YOUR MISSION/VISION/FOCUS/IMPACT STATEMENTS

So you want to start a philanthropic effort for your business? You want to create positive change in the world?   NOT chasing the bottom line for 5 minutes feels awesome, but then what? Starting something is often both exciting and daunting, without mentioning that (as the Buddhist saying goes) you still need to “chop wood

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3 Things That Any Working Professional Should Work On

1). Make Your Co-Workers Feel Welcome   Whether the person is a volunteer, an intern, or fellow co-worker each individual should feel like they are part of the group. Workplaces are not meant to be cliques where only those deemed cool can fit in. Work is about teamwork, getting goals accomplished, and milestones. However, those

Theory

What is Success?

Success is being happy. Success is your endeavors being fruitful. The dictionary says “Honors”. It is growing and fulfilling dimensions in 20 categories… Whatever that is for you in metrics (the title after your name, the car you drive, having a yacht, travels, etc.) freedom should be on that list, in all or most of

Culture Politics

A Brand Without a Cause

The Trump administration has long been vocal about their desire to see the Johnson Amendment (the one that prohibits tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates), repealed. It is one of the pillars of our government, and a way to protect the religious freedom of everyone in this country from having to subscribe to

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How to Growth Hack a Blog

A blog is a useful tool in both helping to define your brand and increasing your brand awareness. It is also an effective way to communicate to your audience that you’re really passionate about what you’re doing. So how do you build a blog with top-notch content and domain authority quickly? Find an influencer in

Productivity Workplace

5 Hacks to be More Productive in the Morning

1. Start Waking Up Early. It may seem hard initially, especially if you’re used to being a hibernating forest creature. I’ve never been one of those people that can sleep for 10 hours and take 2 naps a day (Bridget) but it still isn’t easy to wake up earlier than you’re used to. I’ve also

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How to Effectively Capture Great Ideas

A lot of people have great ideas but don’t capture them properly. I am here to teach you how to hack the brainstorm and idea creating process. If you have trouble brainstorming and setting the mood for a proper brainstorm session this article is the ultimate hack for this process.   #1 Carry a Notebook.

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3 Strategies for Improving Your Business from The Inside

All businesses, especially startups, are constantly looking for ways to improve. Whether they’re refining established processes or innovating brand new products and services, everyone is looking to improve. Here are a few things that you can implement to improve your workings from the inside. Collect feedback from everyone. While customer feedback is important, it’s only

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Great Business Card Designs

Paul & Marigold Business Card by Foreign Policy Aborígens Barcelona by toormix The Kettle Black Cafe by Pop & Pac Personal Business Card II by Marcin Usarek 2015 Tu Design Office Business Card by Tu Min Shiang J.H. | Visual identity & business cards by Denis Mallet Summer business card by Maxime Archambault Don’t Try

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Start-up and Start-good

A quick search on “What’s the percentage of Millennials starting companies?” brings a slew of results ranging from “62% have considered starting their own business” to Bloomberg’s wet-blanket advice of “Millennials, you can’t afford a startup; it’s time to get a job!” That’s the full spectrum between idealist energy and conservative cynicism. Where should you

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Gamers and Entrepreneurs Have More in Common Than You Think

What comes to mind when you think of gamers? How about when you think of entrepreneurs? If you’re like most people, the two mental images seem very different- largely due to stereotypes. Many individuals stereotypically think of entrepreneurs as being these larger-than-life figures that do things that “ordinary” folk can’t. While it’s undeniably true that

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THE ZOO ART OF PERSUASION

DIFFICULT TAKES A DAY, IMPOSSIBLE TAKES A WEEK Jay Z Nothing, and I mean it so I’m going to repeat myself, nothing is impossible. I dare you to present me a problem that doesn’t have a solution and I will reference stories of infamous figures both alive and dead, successful business men, and that guy

Productivity Workplace

Managing Spaces For Gentlemen

WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE, THEN, IS NOT AN ACT, BUT A HABIT. Aristotle Whether you’ve heard it before or not, there is most definitely a correlation and if you don’t believe me, I challenge you to try it. Your life demands certain levels of organization. Think about your office. Why do you