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Was your first idea HAM or SPAM?
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Today’s post touches on one of the ideas from yesterday, “celebrate the beginning more than the end”.  It got me thinking about my own entrepreneurial beginning – you know the bad idea part.  I found myself thinking what was the first “startup” I was involved with.  My first job following college graduation was that of a political research analyst for a “Guy” running for...

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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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Are you ready to #Fail Quickly?
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When is the last time you really crashed, burned, and bumped your nose?  We are not really mentally setup to celebrate failure – however – without it no real progress every happens.  Today’s blog post actually came from a conversation about the movie Shawshank Redemption.  The movie connects with me on several levels : my father worked in a prison for 25 years, the...

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What is a Passion Hustler?
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If you are reading this blog, you know me, if you don’t know me, let me share a couple of very important bits of information: my passion for boxing is only over shadowed by my need for Hip Hop Music.  Yes, I love wrapping my hands and hitting things, people, and you might even catch me shadow boxing in the elevator if the door opens too...

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