Archive | January, 2012

Good Business Writing is Not a Mark Twain Novel

In the world of business, you only get one chance for a great first impression. The stakes are high – you are asking an investor for money, a customer for an order, or another executive for a partnership. Badly written letters, long rambling or emotional emails, or an obvious lack of spell checking will brand […]

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Buy Kennon Earl’s Glasses from Selling LA

Where does Kennon Earl from Selling LA get his glasses? After watching an episode last night, my fiancé and I really liked his glasses. He seems to have a handful of these tortoise shell mid-century modern frames. I started shopping around and here’s what I found. Kennon Earl’s Selling LA Glasses I found these killer […]

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The Wisdom of Jeff Bezos, Part 2

As I mentioned here last week, I was truly taken by Jeff Bezos' thoughtfulness and wisdom in his recent Wired magazine interview. He touched on a number of interesting topics in the interview. I have decided to take up a few of them here at VentureBlog. Last week I talked about the power of taking […]

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The Wisdom of Jeff Bezos, Part 1

On a plane flight the other day I was catching up on an issue of Wired Magazine that had sat in my backpack for several weeks (as an aside, Wired continues to be my go-to airplane reading — it is so well written, well designed, well researched, always entertaining — I definitely qualify as a […]

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Texting is Killing Real Business Communication

Whether it’s a business or personal interaction, multiple studies show that as much as 50-65% of the communication is nonverbal. That means that people who are addicted to text messaging and email may be sending only half the message, and receivers often misinterpret even that half. Yet the use of text messaging for business purposes […]

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Episode #162 Lee Rhodes and Dan McLaughlin – Jan 10,2012

Lee Rhodes, Entrepreneur of the Year talks about, well how she did it (and got an investment from Amazons Jeff Bezos). Dan McLaughlin discusses how he is trying to become a golf expert following Malcolm Gladwells advice. This episode is sponsored by Sages Accountant Network and Microsoft Small Business. Lee Rhodes | Glassybaby | Steve […]

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How to Buy Don Draper’s Sunglasses

It was my birthday yesterday, and I decided to buy myself a gift: Don Draper’s sunglasses. First, thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. Now, deciding it was okay to treat myself, I went searching for Mr. Draper’s sunglasses at the Millennia mall in Orlando. It’s one of the larger malls in […]

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