Category: Philosophy

Yaro Starak, Ed Dale, and a Rockstar Walk Into a Bar

Last Wednesday (8/27) I had the pleasure of meeting up with Yaro Starak, Ed Dale (wearing a Dan Raine name badge) and lots of other aspiring internet marketers at Stitch here in New York. Most people in attendance were there for Ed Dale, but as a long time reader of Entrepreneurs Journey I was there […]

Today I Discovered…

Today the subway was running on alternate tracks due to construction, so I had to take the train to a stop that was a bit far from where I wanted to go. Despite the fact that it was cold outside I was looking forward to the walk. I got off the train and realized that […]

3 Amazing Marketing Videos from GetAltitude.com

A great set of videos on sales and marketing from Eben Pagan. If you have any interest in starting a business online, these are a must watch.

One Million Dollar Challenge

James Randi is an interesting character. He is a magician, escape artist, and a huge skeptic of paranormal claims. His foundation offers a one million dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. Part of his reasoning for offering such a large […]

Making Other People’s Money Work For You

I loved this story by Robin Bal over at the FortuneWatch blog: A man walked into a bank in New York City one day and asked for the loan officer.He told the loan officer that he was going to Philippines on business for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000. The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan.Then the man handed over the keys to a new Ferrari parked on the street in front of the bank. He produced the title and everything checked out The loan officer agreed to accept the car as collateral for the loan.The bank’s president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the guy for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan.An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank’s underground garage and parked it there.Two weeks later, the guy returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest, which came to $15.41.The loan officer said, “Sir, we are very happy to have had and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled…. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow “$5,000?.The millionaire replied: “Where else in New York City can I park my car for $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return”Well thats how the rich stay rich, they know a lot more about Money Management…. Look after your cents and the Dollars will look after themselves.

When Is It Different Enough?

There is an interesting discussion going on in the comments over at Copyblogger. The ubiquitous Chris Pearson commented on John Wesley’s WordPress theme Hey John, Your site is nothing more than a Cutline/Copyblogger Theme mashup. Where’s my link? Here is a screenshot of the theme in question (Click to enlarge) John Wesley’s reply Chris, I’ll […]

A Watched Pot Never Boils

Break away from your computer. Let your inbox accumulate, don’t moderate your comments the second they come in, and stop checking your feedburner readers to decide whether life is worth living. Watching your site grow and develop is like watching water boil. If you watch it and wait impatiently it seems to take forever. However […]

Coated For Ease of Swallowing or Why Blogging Matters

I decided to take a temporary step away from the world of blogging and I’ve had a lot of time to think about what this whole internet thing really means. A lot of my fears about what would happen if I stopped updating my blog haven’t happened. I didn’t lose readers, I actually had the […]

Chartreuse Beta Remix Posts and Flea Market Shopping

One of my favorite bloggers Chartreuse does these remix posts. They are mostly just a collection of random links he finds around the net. He lays them out in a mixed up fashion and you have to dig around through them till you find something interesting. It feels a lot like shopping at a flea […]

Excellent Piece Of Copywriting From Overstock.com

From an Overstock marketing email: Honored Client, Hello. My name is Patrick Byrne and I work at Overstock.com. Overstock is best explained through a story. I went to high school near Washington, DC. There I had a friend named, “Charlie” (a.k.a. “Chalooka”). Whatever I or other friends were considering buying, be it electronics, car parts, […]