Influence

Losing Your Edge? Change the Scenery

For the first time before leaving for a work trip, I was anxious, and reluctant to go. I’m typically pumped when traveling for work. It often presents the opportunity to help in the building process of a project, close a deal, meet other entrepreneurs, get …

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How to Get to Paradise

Peering into the water of the South Pacific with snorkel gear wrapped around our heads while rapidly kicking our flippers in a fight against the current, my wife and I were in the middle of one of the coolest experiences of our lives. Directly beneath …

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Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship? Answer These Questions to Find Out

Many people ponder the question ‘should I start my own business?’ at some point or another. Most never do much more than that. However, if you’re one of the more serious people contemplating the road of entrepreneurship, there are some specific questions you should ask …

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A Political Kingmaker Reveals His Life Rules

Roger Stone mastered his political craft at the knee of impeached President Richard Nixon. He’s worked for several Republican presidential campaigns, spanning from Nixon to Trump, and waged a war of words against the Clintons. Needless to say, the man is hated by the left …

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The Most Important Marketing Lesson is Found in Vegas

Last month I made two trips to Vegas for business opportunities and CES. While there, I was once again reminded that a great marketing campaign comes down to simplicity, perhaps a little controversy and timelessness. The phrase ‘Sin City,’ and more specifically the famous slogan …

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Brand Affinity Industries Will Crush Startup Entrepreneurs

I want to talk about B2C (business to consumer) industries to avoid getting involved in as an entrepreneur – no matter how much you may love them. There are specific industries (many consumer products which are prone to ‘brand affinity‘) to avoid as an entrepreneur …

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Why Daily Reading Makes Entrepreneurs Wealthier and Healthier

Bless my mom. Growing up she promoted reading to my brother and me, but, unfortunately, I was the type of kid who rarely read. I dreaded reading as a child because I didn’t have much patience for anything other than sports. In fact, I could …

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