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The Business Mentor Spectrum

On one end are the people I admire most: visionary creators with values that choose to share their philosophy, approach, and life lessons with the world. Think: Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Warren Buffet Down the line are visionaries that don’t actually create much, like James Altuchter and Tim Ferriss, both who I admire greatly,… Continue reading The Business Mentor Spectrum

Ideas · Selling Yourself

The Presentation Guru: Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte is the CEO of Duarte Design, a design firm specializing in next-level presentations. She was recently on the Art of Charm podcast where she caught my attention. I’ve been looking for a way to better structure my sales presentations, and to make them more compelling. Her ideas are summed up nicely in her TED talk.… Continue reading The Presentation Guru: Nancy Duarte

Ideas · Knowledge · Technology

Don’t Heed the Fear-Mongers

It seems inevitable that part of every generation’s zeitgeist is the belief that the generation before had it easier and the world is going to hell in a hand basket. This generation is no different, and with the propagation of digital technology making it easier for fear mongering to resonate in the echo chamber of… Continue reading Don’t Heed the Fear-Mongers

Entrepreneurship · Ideas

Someone Build This: Brand Marketplace

Someone build this: a marketplace where people build their brands. Think Experts-Exchange meets eLance/oDesk Professionals build networks, blog, offer free goods and services, and premium products/services, get reviews, give recommendations. Bring in lots of small-scale projects. Focus on crowd-sourcing and use of big data. Introduce profit sharing into the community. I.e. everyone shares in the… Continue reading Someone Build This: Brand Marketplace