Monthly Archives: January 2011

SEO: Friend or Foe?

I write this post at great risk of offending some good friends in the SEO business. So let me begin by saying this: SEO is not easy. It requires diligent attention to a constantly-changing set of rules and competence with … Continue reading

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Helping Developers Sell Themselves

8iFY.com is chock full of ideas for web developers to escape the nine-to-five grind and make money for themselves. It’s not the sack of get-rich-quick B.S. that usually plagues the web. No, it’s practical advice for earning a few extra … Continue reading

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Brian Balfour on Workaholism

See the original post here, as featured in today’s Startup Digest reading list: Workaholics While some have their head in a book, others just have their head down. ┬áIt is easy to think that the more hours you put in … Continue reading

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The 80 Hour Myth (via ‘Startup Boy’ Naval Ravikant)

Naval Ravikant is a successful serial entrepreneur, angel investor, creator of VentureHacks.com and co-founder of AngelList.com, where entrepreneurs are raising $50,000 to $5 Million in an average span of two weeks with access to series A investors. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Groupon: Building Trust with Overt Honesty

Rarely do we enjoy such a high-profile example of accountability and honesty. Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason knows that trust is too valuable an asset to lose, and he’s made a wonderfully poignant effort to keep it:

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Value, Compensation, and Integrity: Employer Conduct in the Great Recession

I’m conducting an┬áinformal twitter poll to receive feedback on this topic. This post will soon be updated with the responses I receive and a brief discussion of every employer’s dilemma.

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Ingredients for Sabotaging Your Business: #1) Arrogance

Bloomberg Businessweek recently featured an article by Alaina Love about the cost of arrogant leadership. Arrogance exacts a heavy toll by eroding the most valuable assets of your business, all of which eventually impact the bottom line; leadership effectiveness, innovative … Continue reading

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