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Pivots and The Flat Earth Syndrome: When the Shortest Distance is Not a Straight Line

When I was learning math in school, teachers taught  a flat world based system (Euclidean), which is still taught today. Included in those lessons is the myth that the shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line.

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How to Avoid the 2 Worst Pieces of Advice as an Entrepreneur and Startup

How to Avoid the 2 Worst Pieces of Advice as an Entrepreneur and Startup

A while back a question was asked on Quora (and I answered, which inspired this post),

What popular startup advice is plain wrong?

There seem to be an increasing number of startup ‘gurus’ along with more and more websites 

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The Power of your Smile

The Power of your Smile

Imagine if the most important skill an enterpreneur has is the ability to smile, really smile, not just a sales pitch, but something growing from within…do you think that would spread?

I can tell you from personal experience, and lessons … Read the rest


The 3 Tiers of Social Media Partnerships and Virtual Currency – Zynga & Facebook

The 3 Tiers of Social Media Partnerships and Virtual Currency – Zynga & Facebook

Social media is a new layer of business being ignored by many, because many of the social media experts come from a PR background, while many performance marketers sit on the sidelines waiting for someone to prove how it works … Read the rest


The Quality Quandary – The Biggest Mistake Entrepreneur’s Make (Because Less Really is More – Pivot and Profit)

The Quality Quandary – The Biggest Mistake Entrepreneur’s Make (Because Less Really is More – Pivot and Profit)

When I read people talking about huge amounts of traffic, big email lists, and tons of Facebook Fans, it makes me laugh.

Understand that I have built an email list with 10 million, and generated over 50 million visitors to … Read the rest


MySpace, the Tragedy of the Commons, and Facebook’s Future

MySpace, the Tragedy of the Commons, and Facebook’s Future

As MySpace descends from leader of social networking to being part of an advertising network, it sparked a question in my mind….

Could something similar happen to Facebook?  Does social media create short term networks which erode, and what causes … Read the rest


Trust is the New Currency – The True Impact of Social Media (Pivot and Profit Podcast)

Do people TRUST your business?

In the old days, like 5 years ago, trust wasn’t such a big issue, because there was a distance between you and the audience.  That distance is gone, which is why trust is becoming the … Read the rest

The 3 Primal Forces of Entrepreneurs – Pivot and Profit Podcast

If you are not solving a problem, you are not relevant; if you are not a member of the market, the tribe you seek, how can you be relevant?

Seems like everyone must be an entrepreneur these days, from those … Read the rest

When Not Knowing is the Right Attitude to Take – Like Now!

When Not Knowing is the Right Attitude to Take – Like Now!

Is the idea that you know what you are doing a bluff?  After all, we want to be confident and assured that you, unlike ourselves, are in control, know what’s up, and can do the right thing.

Yep, sure, keep … Read the rest


Why You Resist Change When Resistance is Futile: Because It’s Your Point of View (Pivot and Profit Podcast)

It’s no longer about finding the solutions, we are the solution.

Marilyne Woodsmall, author of People Patterns Power

When most people start out in business, there is this expectation of success, that it’s like a job. Then things … Read the rest