Which Part Of A Website Redesign Takes The Most Time?
You’ve got a website you’re planning to redesign and relaunch. What’s going to take up most of your time? Finding the right designer? Getting the design done? Perhaps because we call it a website redesign we often think of the design part as being the biggest part of a website relaunch. We’re also visual creatures, […]
December 17th, 2013 | No Comments
Don’t Be Sad, Be Awesome
I don’t know an entrepreneur who hasn’t failed. Sure, you might be look at an entrepreneur who has a successful company and a billion dollars and say “No, this guy isn’t a failure, no way,” but you would be mistaking failing with being a failure. Failing is a one-time event. It may happen again, it […]
December 2nd, 2013 | 2 Comments
Does Favoriting A Lot Of Tweets Get You More Followers On Twitter?
In the latest installment of my Twitter experiments to follow on the heels of Does Sharing A Bunch Of Articles On Twitter Get You More Followers? and Does Sharing A Ton Of Articles On Twitter Get You More Followers?, I experimented to see if favoriting a lot of posts would gain me any extra followers. Each day I […]
November 28th, 2013 | 2 Comments
5 Things Every College Entrepreneur Should Know
I started my business in 1999. I didn’t graduate from college until 2002. There were pros and cons to doing this. I did some things right, and I made plenty of mistakes. Here are five things I know now that I wish I would have known then. 1. Talk to your professors. I went and […]
November 19th, 2013 | No Comments
Does Sharing A Ton Of Articles On Twitter Get You More Followers?
Last week I wrote about an experiment I tried, posting lots of articles on Twitter to see if it resulted in new followers. The results of the experiment showed that at least in my case, it had little to no effect. So I did what all good researchers do, I doubled down. Instead of just […]
November 19th, 2013 | 1 Comment
Be Prepared To Ask A Favor
A few years ago I presented at LaunchUp in Provo, Utah. At the end of my presentation someone in the audience asked me “How can we help you?” In the face of this gracious offer from the startup community, 200 or so of whom were in attendance that evening, I was speechless. Not because I […]
November 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment
Does Sharing A Bunch Of Articles On Twitter Get You More Followers?
Roughly a week ago I began a fairly unscientific experiment–to find out if sharing a bunch of articles on a regular basis would get me more Twitter followers. I used Buffer to schedule tweets, and Feedly to scan articles worthy of sharing. Since Buffer and Feedly are integrated this minimized the time I had to […]
November 10th, 2013 | No Comments
A Real Life View Of Entrepreneurship
What’s it like to be an entrepreneur? It’s not what you see above. It’s more like the email below, which I just sent to my bank, and which will give you a small taste of the glory of entrepreneurship. I have removed the name in order to give my bank the benefit of the doubt. […]
November 1st, 2013 | 1 Comment
How I Use Buffer To Manage Twitter Audiences Across Time Zones
Buffer is an app that allows you to easily schedule your Twitter posts. It has become a necessity for me because I work in two time zones. I work in Hong Kong while I’m awake, since that’s where I live, and I work in the US while I’m sleeping. But most of my followers […]
October 31st, 2013 | No Comments
Hong Kong, The Land Of Too Much Opportunity
America may be the land of opportunity, but Hong Kong is the land of too much opportunity. I’ve now been here for 5 months and I’ve long passed the point of realizing I cannot keep up with it all. I’m sure some of it stems from a more positive attitude. Upon moving here I decided to […]
October 30th, 2013 | No Comments