All The Good Ideas Are Taken

You want so badly to be an entrepreneur, but what can possibly be done that hasn’t already been done? Stop trying to solve your own problem by looking at solutions. Instead, solve other peoples’ problems. You can start with mine: I want a laptop, unlike my brand new Retina MacBook Pro, that has a screen that doesn’t […]

October 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment

How Do I Become A Successful Entrepreneur When I’m Young And Inexperienced?

Q: I understand the industry we are entering is far from a new concept, what are the top ways to quickly gain recognition as being innovative in everything your company does? How can a new start up find ways to quickly stand out, especially considering my partner and I are viewed as inexperienced? We are […]

October 9th, 2014 | No Comments

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 | 3 Comments