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I LOVE emails. (And I’m sure ShoeMoney does too, otherwise he wouldn’t be building this kick ass PAR program.) Never in the history of mankind has it been SOOOOO easy to connect with anyone on the planet. I remember, when I used to flip houses in Philadelphia during the real estate BOOM times, I would send out 500-700 letters to home owners asking if they wanted to sell th ...
How did Hitler massacre Jews? Gas chambers. How do some southern animal shelters get rid of unwanted dogs & cats? Gas chambers. How does Yelp rape businesses? (Digital) gas chamber, a.k.a. Yelp.com If you aren’t aware, Yelp (a local business review site) is the biggest & baddest “do evil” mother f*cking business of all time.
I grew up in Queens, NY. I hated that place at the time. If midwest is the heart of America, Queens was definitely the anus of America. Dirty, dangerous, crowded. Not quite the slums, but not quite what you would call pleasant either. I remember stories of muggings, thefts, in-home invasions, assault & battery, etc. were pretty darn common.
Lately, I’ve been working more and more with local clients (thanks to this one blog post about lean startup dentist that went viral). Some of them are what you’d consider the upper echelon in terms of income potential & educational achievements: dentists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, etc etc. One of them has so many initials (ex. John Smith, MD, MA, Ph.
Ever watch the movie “The Secret”? If you’re like me and every other dreamer on this planet, there’s 90% chance that you did. If you haven’t, let me give you a 15 second summary. If you want health, attract it by THINKING it. And the universe will somehow conspire a way to give you six pack… or at least a path to get you there.
If you’re reading this, statistically speaking… you probably weren’t very good at school weren’t necessarily the cool kid were somewhat of a dork / nerd have the business ambition & energy of a NYC homeless crackhead looking for quick fix Ok, that was a bad analogy. Couldn’t think of a good one, but you get the point.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success - Bruce Feirstein I don’t know what came over me when I had this idea. I was at a dog park and i saw this lady that had this pet collar that looked like California driver’s license. I thought.. hey this is pretty crazy but it might just work. “How much did you pay for this?” She replied, “$20″. Holy hell.
Sometimes I get really BAD business ideas. Sometimes, I get some brilliant business ideas and I get so passionate, yet they turn out to be total duds. Like selling SARS masks to virus infected countries. Whatever it is, I’ve always wondered, where on how do good business ideas come from? (i.e. market acceptance AND profitable) According to Entrepreneur magazine, “good idea ...
(Assuming you’re old enough to know what a record is…) Ever hear what a broken record sounds like? It repeats again and again and again. Quite annoying actually. Ever hear what a broken record sounds like? It repeats again and again and again. Quite annoying actually. Ever hear what a broken record.. Ok, you get the point.
Lately, as I’ve been getting all kinds of experiences trying to raise money for my startup the PAR Program, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes people successful. Sure I’ve sold a few companies, and I wrote a lot about this topic, but I don’t think there is one single successful person that thinks about this topic when they hit some snags.
Are you a blogger and gave gotten a random request from someone you don’t know asking you to link to their site? Or better yet, asking if they can guest post? Yet… when you read the post, it looks like it’s been written by a junior high school drop out in some 3rd world country? Yeah, I get shit tons of that.
For some kids, it’s soccer. For some kids, it’s playing the piano. No, not me. For me, it was the abacus. If you don’t know what that is, it’s bunch of beads you move around to signify digits. Believe it or not, you can do addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division. Of course, I was a 7 year old kid and I wanted to go outside and play, not play with beads all day.