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We Are Living in George Orwell’s 1984

The foresight behind George Orwell’s book ‘1984’ was remarkable. Written in 1949, at that time it was deemed as kind of a loony sci-fi story about a country known as Oceania (in 1984) that had been controlled by an overbearing, paranoid government insistent on manipulating …

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Why Every Entrepreneur Needs an Annual Vacation

My wife and I just got back from a week-long getaway to Antigua. It was our first vacation together that we didn’t bring our son, Logan, with us (thank goodness for in-laws). It was an awesome trip, which entailed doing a whole lot of nothing. …

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Find the Perfect Tenant for Your Rental Property

No matter how great of an investment property you may own, it doesn’t mean squat if your tenant screening process is weak. A bad tenant can, and likely will, negatively impact your cash flow on your rental. When selecting and building a relationship with my …

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11 Tips to Increase Your Rental Property Income

I love being a landlord (although the word ‘landlord’ is a bit medieval and I’m not a huge fan of the term). I get a real buzz when I find a property that has been mistreated or in need of some TLC, purchase it for …

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How Barack Hussein Obama is Killing the American Dream

Obama – Failing America At The Cusp Of Greatness Under most presidents, during most periods in history, one true solace could be relied upon: that one individual, the President of The United States, could not single-handedly derail the economic destiny of the country; he could, …

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Lyft’s Business Model: Exploiting an Existing Competitor’s Weakness

Putting Out Your Digital Thumb; Lyft Aims to Bring New Meaning to ‘Catching A Ride’ A few weeks ago, we profiled new cab provider UberCab, which is quickly gaining a dedicated following in cities around America and Europe with its alternative, intuitive cab services.  With …

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Why America Desperately Needs a Republican President

So Democrat Presidents fare better at managing the economy… really?   Liberal leaders and their minions constantly grandstand about how much better they are for the broad economy and that they are FOR the middle-class, blah, blah, blah. In truth, Democrat leaders have caused significant …

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The Only True Free Market Currency in the World?

Changing The Paradigm Many entrepreneurs aren’t familiar with what Bitcoin is or exactly how it works. And those who have read about Bitcoin online have most likely been subjected to misleading information, thanks to a lot of lazy journalism by writers who don’t have a …

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Uber: A Great Startup Business But Can it Survive?

Uber Cool, Uber Fast As a Chicagoan, one of the worst experiences in the city one can have is arriving at Midway, on the heels of a long-delayed flight, to realize that the Orange Line is no longer running.  What this means for any downtown-bound …

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