Startup Life

Stealing Candy from Babies

March 6, 2018 Eli 2

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

Life on the YouTube Plantation

YouTube Cargo Cult

January 16, 2018 Eli 0

What happens when society starts praying to the AI?

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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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Worthless Work

December 20, 2017 Eli 8

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…

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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.

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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Talking About Money is Not Evil

August 31, 2017 Eli 4

One of the things viewers tried to gig me on most while on YouTube was the fact I talk about money in almost all of my videos.  There is this […]

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Constant Worry as a Founder

August 30, 2017 Eli 5

“Aren’t you worried that…?” Let me stop you right there.  Before you, my wife, or any other reader goes any further.  The answer is, “Yes”.  I’m absolutely worried.  I’m utterly […]