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September 5, 2013
We've heard all our life that the major chord is happy & the minor chord is sad. Here's an infographic explaining why. August 12, 2013
Blogging, Social Media & SEO all boil down to one thing - creating great content that engages your target audience. Some call this Inbound Marketing. I call it, the Universe in a Nutshell. August 10, 2013
There are 5 marketing activities every business must engage in and optimize - which are you neglecting? October 08, 2012
There's been a lot of talk lately about the performance of various presidents (starting with Reagan) on a number of metrics. Not satisfied to take someone else's word for it, I decided to look up the numbers for myself. January 29, 2012
Step by step advice for how to go about the job search process. January 3, 2012
Technology has changed advertising in two specific ways. Depth and Speed. December 26, 2011
"I have so many interests, how do I possibly pursue them all?" December 20, 2011
Simple productivity hacks for managing a life with varied interests. July 22, 2010
So you're thinking of running an affiliate program? Here's what you need to know first. June 14, 2010
The 4 basic types of business, and how to make the shift into the new economy. May 9, 2010
We have lists of best sellers that go back nearly 100 years. Recently, Amazon released data from it's Kindle reader. How have tastes changed in the intervening years? How have they remained the same? April 23, 2010
The mental trigger that turns us into "shopping zombies," and why we seek it out. April 21, 2010
Not all traffic is equal. Big boosts in traffic don't always lead to big boosts in sales. The numbers obsessed among us (of which I admit I'm one) know this instinctively, but it's not always easy convincing others of this truth. Let's take a look at the lifecycle of a sample product & the four types of traffic and how they convert. June 1, 2009
To say that Obama has his work cut out for him would be putting it mildly. The debt is expected to surpass the gross domestic product in 2011 - someting that hasn't happened since World War II. How did we get here & what do we think will happen next? Find out inside. April 18, 2009
The secret to rallying people to your cause, harnessing the power of communities, and getting the crowdsourcing movement working for you. March 20, 2009
Comparison of a number of outliners. March 1, 2009
Some simple graphs of the US debt from 1791 to 2008. Including graphs adjusted for inflation, and comparing the debt to the GDP. Monday, June 19, 2006
Google has a web proxy that may be able to get you around your corporate firewall, and may allow you to surf anonymously. Saturday, April 01, 2006
"Should I work hard, be frugal & miserable now so I can enjoy life later, or should I enjoy life now, but work more & harder later?" Everyone faces these questions at some point in their life. What would you say if I told you there was an answer? Saturday, March 04, 2006
"We should start our own business," she said, not knowing what it really entailed. Thoughts of expenses and distant profits danced in my head. Monday, July 18, 2005
Every once in a while, a book comes along that changes the way I see the world. Some are major revelations, others are small shifts. All help me see how far the rabbit hole goes. Tuesday, June 28, 2005
I got a forum full of pessimistic, negative curmudgeons to tell me the words that made them happiest. Then I stuck the words in a script so they'd form something resembling sentences. Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Alternate Reality is alive and well. Saturday, March 19, 2005
Remember the book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"? "Well, today we will experiment with a new form called the 'tandem story'. The process is simple. Each person will pair off with the person sitting to his or her immediate right. As homework tonight, one of you will write the first paragraph of a short story. You will e-mail your partner that paragraph and send another copy to me. The partner will read the first paragraph and then add another paragraph to the story and send it back also sending another copy to me. The first person will then add a third paragraph, and so on back and forth. Remember to re-read what has been written each time in order to keep the story coherent. There is to be absolutely NO talking outside of the e-mails and anything you wish to say must be written in the e-mail. The story is over when both agree a conclusion has been reached." Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Delegating, waiting. What do you do when you give a task to someone else. Do you track it? What list does it go on? Or if you're waiting for something and you need to track it, how far do you go before your @waiting list grows to several hundred items? Tuesday, March 15, 2005
The two main kinds of data loss are A) your computer breaks and you need a simple backup of your data, or B) your data is corrupt, and has corrupted your backup as well. I searched long and hard to find a program that could handle both of these situations, and finally, I found one. Sunday, March 06, 2005
When implementing GTD, more than anything else, people seem to be confused with what @contexts their Next Actions should be in.

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