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Archive for October, 2005

Happy Halloween

Once, I had to hire five people in two weeks. The first day, I interviewed about ten people. By the end of the day, I couldn’t remember which was which, or who said what. So on Day 2, I had a plan. I asked each person when the last time they dressed up for Halloween [...]

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‘I Have a Problem!’ (Or Do You?!)

Walk the halls of StartupNation and you feel like you’re living in a case study about entrepreneurship. Just like you, we work hard everyday to grow our business–our DREAM business. We’re smaller than you think. We have only a dozen (totally inspired) full-time people and another half dozen experts on contract. The output of our [...]

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Success Killers

Larry Thompson is an agent in Hollywood. He wrote a book called "Shine." I read about it in AARP Magazine. After observing stars–the Hollywood kind– he came up with these four tips for success: 1- Identify Your Talent: Stars are clear about what they excel in, whether it’s fixing cars, taking photos, working with children, [...]

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Looking for a web developer

Here at StartupNation we’re always in the mode of helping you, now we’re looking for you to help us. Our community has been loving what we’re doing with this website, our nationally syndicated radio show, online seminars, podcasting, etc. and you all have been clamoring for more, more, more! Ok, we’ve got plans to give [...]

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Dropped Cell Phone Call

We had a great radio show this weekend filled with coaching and stories from callers about their exploits and efforts… Toward the end of the show a guy named Ryan called in. He had been waiting a while on his cell phone to be brought on the air. When we went live with him, he [...]

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Idealistic Naivete

Every now and then, I speak to an aspiring entrepreneur who is amazed by the daring feats of business-building we all read about here on StartupNation, in magazines such as Inc., and anywhere else a business is being built. They perceive a huge chasm between where they are and where we entrepreneurs sit. This couldn’t [...]

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