How Do I Say No When I Want To Say Yes?

I’ve got a problem, and it’s Michael Hyatt’s fault. I’m a big fan of Michael Hyatt and his book Platform. I’ve applied it over the past year and a half. It works. You should buy the book and read it. It will work for you, too. The book teaches you how to get your message out […]

August 21st, 2014 | 2 Comments

When Should You Give Up On Your Blog?

On 10 April, 2014 I asked the question Do Frequent Blog Posts Really Grow Traffic? I answered the question with my 23 May post Yes, More Frequent Blogging Really Does Increase Traffic, after blogging consistently, three times per week, for a month and a half. Traffic increased by over 50% as a result of that experiment. […]

July 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Video And Slides From My TEDx Talk

On May 31, 2014 I gave my first ever TEDx talk in Hong Kong to an audience of 1,000. The video went live on YouTube around July 19, 2014, and in the past two days has been viewed by a larger audience of almost 5,000. It was a terrifying experience, made more so by my […]

July 20th, 2014 | No Comments

Easy, Fast, Free Way To Build Links For SEO

This method only works if you have some sort of online presence already. I don’t mean you merely have a website, but that your name, or the name of your business, is out there on other websites. This doesn’t mean you have to be famous, or even merely Internet famous, but there’s got to be something […]

May 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

How I Manage Work Life Balance As An Entrepreneur

The first thing to know about being an entrepreneur and work life balance is that there is no balance. There’s no balance if you work a normal 9 to 5, either. You just don’t feel as guilty because you have to be there 9 to 5. So you get over it. But your family always […]

May 21st, 2014 | No Comments

Twitter Experiment, Clicking The “Follow All” Button

I enjoy performing experiments, even at great cost to myself. This is why I figure I’m destined for academia and research. I see a situation and think “What would happen if I…” and then I think “Well, XYZ could happen, and that could be a mess.” And then I think “Ah, you only live once, […]

May 19th, 2014 | No Comments

What I Learned From My First Time On TV

When I wrote the article Am I The Only Techie Opposed To Net Neutrality? I knew there might be a little controversy, and it might get some attention. Although the article got a decent amount of traffic, as of this posting the view count is still under 5,000. By contrast, my most widely read article […]

May 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

One Year Of Writing For Forbes

One year ago today I published my first post on the Forbes website, detailing some of my experiences as an entrepreneur. I had no idea how writing for Forbes would change my life. In looking back, it’s hard to believe how much has happened in one short year. Before anything else, I’d like to thank […]

May 14th, 2014 | 2 Comments

If You Were An Idiot A Year Ago That’s A Good Thing

A year ago, I was an idiot. I spent 10% of my company’s annual revenues, about half our profits, on a harebrained marketing scheme that didn’t pan out. I did this instead of paying a vendor. Because I ended up in debt to this vendor, I ended up selling off most of my client list to […]

May 12th, 2014 | No Comments

Yes, More Frequent Blogging Really Does Increase Traffic

Many of the experts say that posting more frequently on your blog will increase traffic to it. Neil Patel says his blog “only started to see big traffic increases when I started to publish 5 pieces of content a week.” One month ago I decided to experiment and see for myself whether or not more frequent blogging would […]

May 9th, 2014 | 9 Comments