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Generational Wealth: ‘We’re all Destined to Succeed’

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Ownership and generational wealth are John Lombela’s forte. He has immersed himself in technology and investing on the cutting edge. A software engineer by profession, he also has experience in corporate investment banking. Lombela runs...
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Humanize Yourself and Connect to Your Audience

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From an unabashed fan: “Vlogging has changed my life for the better. Video content creation is extremely powerful.” Julia Jornsay-Silverberg knows why she video blogs, or vlogs. “When I started vlogging, I wasn’t sure how...
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Digital Identity for Noobs

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How SMART people are creating identity value in an augmented reality. I recently turned 40 years old.  As a biologically born female, significant changes occur hormonally, but besides that milestone, my psychological and spiritual growth...
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5 things you should know about Disruptive Innovation that most people don’t understand

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Do you really understand the principles described in Disruptive Innovation by Clayton Christensen? Here is a quick guide to help you. In January 2020, the business world lost a great thinker and practitioner about why...
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Smart tweeters soar above the flock

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Tweeting smarter is Madalyn Sklar’s mantra. The social media consultant is Twitter’s biggest cheerleader. She backs up her passion as host of the #TwitterSmarter and #SocialROI Twitter chats, all in the name of helping...
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Get Yourself Together: A Story of Mind Mapping

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What if there was a way to get yourself together, to make sense to your business/personal life and move forward with serenity. The short answer is yes there is a way and it’s called...
Recession-Proof Business

The Recession-Proof Business Of Dogs

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While the business of dogs isn’t exactly pups in suits and ties, it remains one of the most lucrative industries in the United States - at times even appearing recession-proof. In 2018 alone, American...
Growth Hacking

Growth Hacking 2.0

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For many years I've been forecasting the eventual demise of the generous sales and marketing budgets of traditional SaaS companies. Growth marketers use a standard methodology when determining the effectiveness of independent campaigns across brand...
New Chapters

Tragic Plot Twist Opens New Chapters

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The aftermath of a major life-changing event -- a tragedy -- would not have been how Tim Lewis wanted to change his profession. Yet, it was a stark realization that tightened his grip on...
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Startup101: How Do I Divide Equity Among My Cofounders And Employees?

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So you have just spent six months building a prototype with an early team, punting the question on how to divide the company. Now you are looking to raise external capital essentially forcing you...
Algorithms

Algorithms Are Not Inherently Biased, It’s A Result Of Expectations With Unintended Consequences

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There have been plenty of criticisms about how tech companies use algorithms in their software that tends to favor their political ideology or biases. Companies like Twitter, Facebook and Google have been criticized for...
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A Good Life is Habit Forming

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Overthinking is overwrought. Just a few simple habits will make a great difference throughout the day. That’s the premise of Amy Landino’s book, “Good Morning, Good Life: 5 Simple Habits to Master Your Mornings and...
Social listening

Everyone Just Wants to be Heard

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Two-way conversations come naturally between people. If not in person, friendships form online through talking and listening in particular. Entrepreneurs face different challenges -- or at least they think they do. They have to crack...
digital marketing

Data Tells the Tale of Digital Marketing

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Social media changes the game when it comes to thinking about return on investment. Meanwhile, quantifying content and its effect can be a challenge. This is Christine Gritmon’s wheelhouse. The social media strategist and self-described...
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How a Small Business Owner Can Qualify for a Loan and Avoid Debt

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If you are aspiring to be a small business owner, you know that financing a small business is no cakewalk. Your first and foremost duty is to know exactly how much is required to start...
Live Streaming

Live Streaming Inspires Human Moments

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Wondering what live streaming is all about, Jennifer Quinn researched the topic and got hooked. Also known as JennyQ, in a short time she jumped from novice to maven. Quinn has made herself the leading...
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Shared Growth Shapes Our Shared Futures

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As Jemila Abdulai sees it, a successful economy depends on shared growth, which takes in every sector of its people. She has made study and pursuit of growth a key part of her life’s...
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How The Empathic Design Method of Decision Making Works

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Empathic design is a product design method first developed by Dorothy Leonard and Jeffrey Rayport in The Harvard Business Review. The method outlines a five-step process for designing customer-focused products: Observation Capturing data Reflection...
Blogging

Smart content takes blogs to next level

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If you want to learn about blogging, contact someone who does it for a living. One such person is Leslie Samuel. He owns Become a Blogger, hosts the Blogging with Leslie podcast, heads training at...
Fan

Would You be Your Own Fan?

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Building a fan base starts from a niche and expands through connections, engagements and sharing. It takes work and dedication. Few people know that better than brand strategist and marketer Nsimbi Joshua. He is passionate...