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Advice - In June of 2010, something really extraordinary happened in the world of Philanthropy. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet began recruiting for what is known as “The Giving Pledge.”As many of you know, the giving pledge is a...
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Lifestyle -  Certain cinematic moments are enshrined in our memory. Who can forget Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) in "A Few Good Men" ("[Y]ou want me on that wall, you need me on that wall")? Or Alec Baldwin in "Glengarry Glen Ross" ("Coffee's for...
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Advice - Need a dose of inspiration? These techniques can help you get back on track.When I started my company 12 Labs, I initially struggled. But once I learned how to be productive, I was able to grow my app to 450K+ downloads, a...
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Advice - The Allure of Positive ThinkingConventional wisdom in the space of personal development and achievement, has long contended that a positive mindset is a precondition for success.From Napoleon Hill’s ‘Think and Grow...
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Lifestyle - We are f*cking defeated.  (2 minute rant coming up….)Just look at our postures. Look at our diets. Look at our addictions. Look at our diseases.Scarier yet, look at our thoughts….How many hours did you spend with...
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Advice - A person’s knowledge base is entirely dependent on their personal life experiences.  What did they study in school?  What did they learn in their jobs?  Who are they networked with?  What challenges have they had to solve? ...
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Lifestyle - Jay Lichty's big business idea came to him in a dream—playing a very specific ukulele."I had a dream one night where I was playing a small bodied guitar," he said. "I decided if I was ever going to have a custom ukulele, I was...
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Advice - Ever heard the expression, “go knock on a few doors” if you want to get something accomplished? Well, if you want know how to hustle in business or call yourself a hustler I think it’s time we all take that advice to...
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#NYCTech -  Whenever you go out, be it nightly or just the occasional drink, you’re always getting at least one drink. The upside is that you are enjoying yourself; the downside…is that you are paying for it. The newest “private...
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Advice - Now that 3-D printers like New Matter's Mod-T cost less than $400, they're a lot more accessible to families and schools. Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler explains some of the fun parents and children can have with...
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Advice - This simple piece of advice can help you find both balance AND success for your business.A while ago, during a marketing meeting for my company Constant Contact, some of our VPs gave their best pieces of business advice....
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Advice -  If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. We all know people who are extraordinarily busy, but never seem to accomplish anything. For survival, entrepreneurs need to...
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Advice -  If you find problem-solving to be energizing, you could be the next great entrepreneur. On the other hand, if facing unforeseen problems annoys you and causes ongoing stress, don’t quit your day job. Creating an innovative new...
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Advice - In my experience mentoring new entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders, I see far too many who seem to be driven by all the wrong reasons. Everyone seems to espouse extrinsic motivations, such as getting rich, having power, and...
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Advice - If you use your time wisely, you will not only be able to enjoy other hobbies more, but work will become more rewarding.When it comes to wasting time in front of a computer, I’m a triple black belt. Over the last six years of...
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Advice - Being an entrepreneur is like no other job. It’s not 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some days it’s 9:00 am to 5:00 am. I’ve watched the smartest, most energetic people crumble from the stress. And I’ve watched average people, like you...