THE STARTUP BLOG

The Day The Music (almost) Died

No matter where you live in the U.S. you may be able to hear the collective, thunderous applause emanating from Nashville. Of course, if you are a songwriter or composer, the same applies wherever you may roam: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and every other square inch across the fruited plain. I am referring […]

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Rise Of The FemmePreneur

With the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, white women over the age of 21 were given the right to vote; but, only white women. Not until August 6, 1965 were all “minorities” given the right to vote. Two monstrously destructive institutionalized biases, gender & racial, both eternally without justification or excuse, were eliminated from the fabric of American politics….finally.   Culture remains a […]

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Conquer Local

    As co-founder of TheStartup.com, I have seen many products, ideas, concepts and technologies, and worked with many start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators. Some were (and are) great ideas. Others…not so much. Innovation, after all, quite literally includes everything, and has the absolute perpetual and prescient power of total displacement. If life is a box […]

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Get Off of My Cloud

Hey you, Sounds familiar doesn’t it?  But, unless you are listening to classic rock, it isn’t something you are otherwise likely to hear these days. In fact, just the opposite. At a time when offers for free cloud storage (with subscription of course) are coming from everyone but the ice cream truck driver, will we, […]

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Be Happy; Be Good At It

Not long ago, a friend sent me a link to a video wherein jelly beans are used to depict and categorize the days of a normal human life span. 28,835 jelly beans/days to be exact. The premise is simultaneously clever in its simplicity and spot on, not to mention colorful and quite provocative. I encourage you to […]

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Perfection Is Impossible, Excellence Is Mandatory

On many occasions, I have stated and attempted at all times, to live my life by the following guideline: If you want good results, you must strive for excellence; if you seek excellence, you must pursue perfection. It always comes down to choices and subsequent actions. It’s up to you! The “theme” for many of […]

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