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Top 5 Trademark Disputes of 2011

Top 5 Trademark Disputes of 2011

| December 16, 2011 | 3 Comments

The year 2011 saw several interesting brand disputes come and go. From Twitter protecting its “Tweet”  trademark to Christian Louboutin potentially losing its bid to prevent other designers from creating red-soled shoes, these cases provided several important bits of insight for business owners and entrepreneurs. 1. Twitter vs. Twittad In October 2011, Twitter made headlines for […]

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Lessons Learned: Killing My Inner Control-Freak

Lessons Learned: Killing My Inner Control-Freak

| December 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

One of the most natural human impulses is the desire to be in control. Usually the more instability a person is dealing with in their life, the more they grasp for control of whatever aspect they can. This is often why we see children with bad home lives picking up an eating disorder (if they […]

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Be Yourself, Everyone Is Already Taken

Be Yourself, Everyone Is Already Taken

| March 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

I must admit I always struggled with writing down what the core values for my company BackPocket COO would be.  In fact, I found it easier to put them in place for companies I’ve built in the past because I had teams of people.  Now my company is me, and some awesome virtual people doing […]

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The Mental Devil is Real – Learn to Embrace Your Inner Critic

The Mental Devil is Real – Learn to Embrace Your Inner Critic

| January 20, 2011 | 7 Comments

Becoming an entrepreneur is a funny business, isn’t it? Everyone tells you that you need to be determined, to follow your heart in spite of the odds, and if you encompass passion for the idea, success will follow. Yet, then those same folks will turn around and advise you to pay attention to your inner […]

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The Truth Behind a Creative Slump

The Truth Behind a Creative Slump

| September 21, 2010 | 5 Comments

Initially I set out to write an informative piece on how to help entrepreneurs get over those creative slumps by doing some research and providing helpful advice. I wanted to create a set of rules and practices to help them continue trucking. I then found myself in my own creative hole not being sure where […]

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Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew in College

Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew in College

| September 16, 2010 | 18 Comments

So with the addition of Gmails Priority inbox I was filtering out some of my oldest starred mail in efforts to reorganize my inbox when I came across an incredibly powerful email from a friend that was sent to me just before my college graduation.  Take a look and see what you can learn… To: […]

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A Surefire Method to Experience Joy in Your Life

A Surefire Method to Experience Joy in Your Life

| September 3, 2010 | 3 Comments

Galileo got it wrong. The earth does not revolve around the sun. It revolves around you and has been doing so for decades. At least, this is the model you are using. You live in a “me-centered” world in which you interpret everything that happens in terms of “What is its impact on me.” Your […]

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Are You Crossing Over or Fleeing From These Seven Entrepreneurial Bridges?

Are You Crossing Over or Fleeing From These Seven Entrepreneurial Bridges?

| May 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

•    Applicability is the bridge between information and insight. Anyone can be a vending machine of good information. Only a true thought leader could bridge the gap. The difference is: Information is just content; insight is a penetrating mental vision. Which one do you deliver? •    Execution is the bridge between creativity and innovation. Everybody […]

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Young Entrepreneurs: 27 Things You Must Do to Get Known

Young Entrepreneurs: 27 Things You Must Do to Get Known

| May 4, 2010 | 20 Comments

As a young entrepreneur often times the biggest challenge is starting from scratch.  We polled over a hundred successful business people and asked them: How Do I Get Known? In my industry, in the blogosphere, regionally or globally?  How do I build my personal brand so more people, and the right people, know about me? […]

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Doing Well by Doing Good!

Doing Well by Doing Good!

| March 26, 2010 | 6 Comments

There’s a reason why the most successful CEOs and entertainers and rising corporate stars all have charitable commitments.  When you consider how much help you really need to make your biggest dreams a reality, doesn’t it make sense that they’d start thinking about what they can do for others?  Even the most cynical corporate types […]

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