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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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Sound of Silence

January 23, 2018 Eli 9

Ending the open streams of communication for the sake of sanity....

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Life on the YouTube Plantation

YouTube Cargo Cult

January 16, 2018 Eli 0

What happens when society starts praying to the AI?

Startup Life

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?

Startup Life

Private Conversations

January 9, 2018 Eli 8

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

Startup Life

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.

Startup Life

Worthless Work

December 20, 2017 Eli 7

Why work for people who think your output is worthless?

Lifestyle

Boiling Frogs

December 19, 2017 Eli 3

Sometimes the frustrations build ever so slowly…

Startup Life

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. 

Startup Life

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 […]

Startup Life

Product Packaging

December 12, 2017 Eli 1

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

Startup Life

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.

Lifestyle

Self Importance Problems

December 7, 2017 Eli 2

When talking with other people it’s vital to understand that they do not see the world from the same perspective that you do.

Lifestyle

Restarting as a Skill

December 6, 2017 Eli 3

People focus to much on trying to study 15 hours a day, but do a bad job at simply restarting their training when they have to temporarily stop.

Startup Life

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.

Startup Life

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?

Lifestyle

Embracing Insanity

November 14, 2017 Eli 4

It’s not about finding sanity. It’s finding the insanity that suits you.

Lifestyle

Limited Turns at Bat

November 13, 2017 Eli 5

Time moves ever onward towards old age and death.  Don’t imagine you have more time than you do.

Startup Life

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.

Tech

TOS Traps (Terms of Service)

November 2, 2017 Eli 3

Terms of Service for SaaS can cause more problems than you realize.  If you don’t fully understand the TOS you’re agreeing to it may end up costing you a lot […]

Social Issues

Consequences for Words

October 31, 2017 Eli 5

Everyone deals with consequences for what they say and do. The question is whether you’re moving towards your goal, or simply padding your ego.

Startup Life

Tone of Messaging

October 30, 2017 Eli 4

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

Startup Life

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.

Lifestyle

Golden Cages

October 25, 2017 Eli 7

When does ownership of possessions end, and possessions start up owning you?

Lifestyle

“Flexing” on Social Media

October 24, 2017 Eli 6

It is becoming more common to show off material possessions on social media.  Whether or not this is a good idea for you depends on what you are trying to […]

Lifestyle

Self Aggrandizing

October 23, 2017 Eli 2

Self aggrandizing is a way many people try to make themselves look impressive, but it generally does not work out how people imagine it will.

Lifestyle

Honesty vs. Transparency

October 20, 2017 Eli 2

There’s a very real difference between honesty and transparency.  Being honest I can say that my revenue on YouTube has gone up by 30% since I started doing Mukbangs.  Being […]

Startup Life

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.  

Startup Life

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 […]

Startup Life

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.