rePost:: Thanks for leading

Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead. The scarcity makes leadership valuable. If everyone tries to lead all the time, not much happens. It’s discomfort that creates the leverage that makes leadership worthwhile. In other words, if everyone could do it, they would, and it wouldn’t […]

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rePost::Marginal Revolution: The charity tax

The charity tax The estimated social pressure cost of saying no to a solicitor is $3.5 for an in-state charity and $1.4 for an out-of-state charity. Our welfare calculations suggest that our door-to-door fund-raising campaigns on average lower utility of the potential donors. via Marginal Revolution: The charity tax. We hate not doing/giving, but we […]

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rePost::The $12 Startup That Was Sold On Twitter For About $100,000 – with Sean Percival | Mixergy – Online Business Tips from Successful Entrepreneurs

This is a story about how an entrepreneur can build an internet business on the side. The business Sean Percival launched wasn’t meant to be the next Google. He was just trying to make some money and improve his business skills. Sean built a site that sold customize European license plates, the kind of plates […]

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Elink Video:: First Round Capital 2009 Holiday Greeting Card

First Round Capital 2009 Holiday Card from First Round Capital on Vimeo. I’ve tendered my resignation a couple of weeks ago (…).  I am having this weird notion that my next job would only be for a tech-startup who wants to build something.  This could easily turn into a rant but my mood picked up […]

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rePost::7 lies we tell ourselves about money | I Will Teach You To Be Rich

1. “I want to make passive income” I love when people say this because you can tell they have no idea what they’re talking about. It’s kind of like trying to identify people with bad taste: Just go to the local Hometown Buffett. They’re all there. I hate to say it but most of us […]

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