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Widgetizing Jobs

October 9, 2018 Eli 6

How do you make sure employees do what they need to..?...

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Identity Capitalism

September 24, 2018 Eli 5

Sweet Tea, American Flags, Fake Meat, 50 Year Old Fairies and Money…...

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Mission Creep

August 23, 2018 Eli 0

How did we go from a win to a loss even after doing so much..?

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Maintenance Day

August 21, 2018 Eli 0

A cold rainy day is perfect for cleaning up maintenance tasks…

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Going Back Behind the Curtain

June 7, 2018 Eli 13

I’ve decided to turn off the camera for a bit. Doing videos day in and day out wears on me after a while. There’s a level of excitement and enthusiasm […]

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Drone Walking

June 1, 2018 Eli 5

Could this be a new fad..? http://www.WalkTheDrone.com

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Stealing Candy from Babies

March 6, 2018 Eli 1

Stealing young people’s ideas and using your years of experience can be a winning combination for older folks…

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Democratizing Wealth

January 15, 2018 Eli 4

Is it a wise idea to offer a buffet, but then have customers only pay for what they appreciate?

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Private Conversations

January 9, 2018 Eli 8

There are a thousand private conversations that happen before a decision is made.

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The Revenue Puzzle

January 2, 2018 Eli 0

In the old days entrepreneurs made money by selling product and services to customers.  Now the puzzle of how you earn money can be far more complicated.

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Worthless Work

December 20, 2017 Eli 8

Why work for people who think your output is worthless?

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Migrations Suck

December 18, 2017 Eli 2

Migrations are a huge pain in the butt, and can end up taking more time and resources than you have. 

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One Question at a Time

December 15, 2017 Eli 5

Focus on answering your questions one at a time.  Too many people become overwhelmed with the number of questions and then don’t end up really understanding whether or not what […]

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Product Packaging

December 12, 2017 Eli 1

How you package your product is as important as the product itself.

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Scaling with Credit Cards

December 11, 2017 Eli 3

Scaling your business resources has never been easier, but it requires a different way of thinking.

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Predicting the Future

December 4, 2017 Eli 2

Prediction is a skill like any other.  The more comfortable you become with it the better your career will go.

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Time Allocation

November 30, 2017 Eli 10

Are you “working” 5 hour a day on your social media marketing, or are you just watching a lot of cat videos?

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Failing by Overextending

November 6, 2017 Eli 2

One way many businesses end up failing is by overextending themselves, and then not being able to pay the bills.

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Tone of Messaging

October 30, 2017 Eli 4

How you present your message is as important as what you actually say.

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Mining Gold in Ghettos

October 26, 2017 Eli 3

In the United States EVERYONE as money.  Ghettos and poor places can be terrific areas to start when you’re a n00b or starting your tech business.

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Failing into Success

October 19, 2017 Eli 1

Failing may be the beginning of your success.  It sounds odd, but in my life has been true.  

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Unexpected Metric Correlation

October 17, 2017 Eli 7

Metrics do not always correlate the way that you would think that they would.  As my YouTube channel bleeds subscribers the view count, and revenue has increased. Correction: Revenue has […]

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Dancing Monkey

October 16, 2017 Eli 15

Sometimes the the future path only looks a tiny bit different than what came before. Those tiny changes may make a world of difference though.

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Where Startup Ideas Come From

October 13, 2017 Eli 2

I’ve been pondering an idea for the past few days that I think is viable, that I have the skills to launch, and the resources to support.  The current name […]

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Lead with Your Website

September 30, 2017 Eli 0

Yesterday I went to the Ask a VC event put on by Tech Breakfast in Georgetown.  This even offers startup founder the ability to ask questions directly to a panel […]

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Make Money as an IT Consultant

September 22, 2017 Eli 3

The good old days of making a pile of money for swapping hard drives, or setting up routers is long over.  Whatever value there remains is being eaten away by […]

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Danger of External Validation

September 19, 2017 Eli 4

I was sitting at the bar with a buddy a few days ago and we were talking about business.  He looked over and said, “Tell me about this new site […]

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