Yearly Archives: 2011

Is Bigger Really Better?

I don’t have a problem with big per se. Especially when a company wants to grow, grow, grow and reach everyone, be everywhere, dominate the market. Well, ok, maybe I do have a problem with it. I hate that mom-and-pop … Continue reading »

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I don’t believe God endorses spitting on 2nd graders

I was appalled at the news reports about a 2nd grade girl named Naama in Beit Shemesh, Israel, shaking and crying on her way to school each morning, afraid that the haredim or ultra-Orthodox who live in her town might … Continue reading »

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Whenever you put yourself out there, whether in a blog or in another form of writing, you risk inviting comments from the masses. It’s part of the deal; you share, others feel they know you enough to judge you. Never … Continue reading »

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Is Business Based on Tricks or Simply Tricky?

“Having a mythical background is an excellent marketing trick.” – Vili Lehdonvirta, as quoted in Oct. 10, 2011, New Yorker article about crypto-currency. Every great entrepreneur, in time, wraps himself in a shroud of mystery. The stories he shares with … Continue reading »

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Making a Difference vs. Making Money

Why do they have to be separate? The thing is, if you’re setting out to make money and make money alone, you’re probably going to match Sisyphus’ uphill climb. You’ll make some and you’ll do it in time but likely … Continue reading »

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