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What is the Power of Sharing your Dreams?
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What is the power of sharing your dreams? Has this ever happened to you?  Someone reaches out to you and says they have an amazing idea they would like to get your feedback on, and then they say, can you sign this NDA (Non-disclosure Agreement)?  An NDA is basically a worthless piece of paper that says, if I show you mine and you show...

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Who is Bobby Hornsby? @TheKidBam
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So you know by now – I am addicted to boxing.  Yep, I wrap my hands and hit things.  Before you start laughing – try it – you will be amazed!  But, do you know why or how I became addicted.  This is a great story, buckle in.  Life is funny, if you just pay attention, go with the flow and let doors open,...

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Dalai Lama: Why are we not more wise?
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Yesterday I got the chance to spend the day with Adam Ghetti and the Dalai Lama.  It was definitely a day of dreaming big, working hard, learning constantly and enjoying life.  I got a last minute invite from Adam to attend, meaning, he had already asked five other people who could not go – but – I am not ashamed – I said yes....

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Should we call a Constitutional Convention?
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We are going to party like it is 1787 – up in here!  Let’s come back to the main question at hand in a second.  As always, today I send out the #askallen request over Twitter, and the winner was Adam Ghetti.  Dude comes back with “Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution”.  Have you met Adam?  If not, you might think...

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Go Big: What is Ben Carter’s Crater?
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I am starting a new series lovely called “Go Big”.  The general idea around this blog series is to celebrate ideas, people, and companies in Atlanta that are dreaming big, thinking big, and going big (regardless of success or failure).  As I have continued my education around “transformational ideas, companies, and people” I continue to come back to a willingness to not play it...

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What is sooo Weird about Austin?
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Another Monday (I mean Tuesday), another plane ride.  This week’s trip has me traveling all over the place, but I am excited, I am getting to visit with some prospects, some customers, some industry leaders, and maybe even make some new friends.  What do you know about Austin, Texas, me, not a lot, honestly.  My little girl went to camp there this summer, I...

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I am what I am, and that’s all I am?
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Today’s post comes fresh after a world-class fireworks show.  The July 4th show got rained out, so tonight, we made up for it.  The night was pleasant, the food good, and the fireworks bright, loud, and colorful (exactly as they should be).  Earlier today a group of friends responded to my call of #askallen with “What was a moment in your life that made...

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How is your Kitchen Karma?  Me.  No Comment.
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Today’s blog post is a bit silly, but, based on my recent success I expect 50% of the readers to disagree, and 50% to love it.  Yes, I am poking a little fun @, you keep forgetting this is my blog, I get to write whatever I want (basically).  So tonight’s blog is a simple question and a really funny video: do you clean...

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What role did Consanguinity play in your Success?
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I know what you are thinking, does he have toilet paper that has “words of the day” on it.  Nope.  Today’s blog post comes from my mental challenger, and fellow TechOperators family member (we share an investor).  I’ve said it before, but its worth repeating, I am very lucky, I get to hang out with these people.  So the other day Mr. Ionic suggested...

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Is Uber Public Transportation?
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Still in Seattle, WA, and amazingly, the sun is still out.  I have used public transportation the entire time I have been in Seattle.  I’ve walked, I’ve taken the Water Taxi, and yes, I’ve used Uber.  Yesterday Christian Devlin and then Kurt Uhlir voted for me to blog about “Public Transportation”.  On my walk back from the Water Taxi today – I started thinking...

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Is Risk Tolerance Genetic?
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Today’s blog post comes from a conversation with the WhatCounts’s VP of Sales and Marketing.  We are both in Seattle, WA for our Smart Marketing Roadshow event, and we get into a conversation about “Risk Tolerance”.  He states clearly, “oh its genetic, you are just born that way”.  Got me thinking, is that true?  The official definition of “risk tolerance” is: The degree of variability...

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P (Momentum) = M (Mass) x V (Velocity)
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Update.  I am in Seattle, and the sun is shinning.  Seriously, the sun is shinning.  Get ready for a headache.  Have you ever studied momentum, or really asked yourself about it?  I’m about to go Physicsman on you.  For several reasons over the last month I have become fascinated by momentum.  It is real.  If you don’t think so, let’s do an experiment: go...

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