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Why people miss opportunities

Thomas Edison said,

“Opportunities are missed by most people because they are dressed in overalls and look like work.”

I couldn’t agree more. How many have you missed? I’m just as guilty and I’m working hard to stop that.
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Video games need to go cross-platform

I believe video games need to go cross-platform.

Nintedo, Microsoft, Sony sells consoles at prices lower than their technical value. The profit off of games. Why not spread the environment on which the games can be played?

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Why did Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, buy The Washington Post?

In case you didn’t know, Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, bought The Washington Post. I don’t have billions of dollars, so I can’t directly relate to that; I can, however, theorize. Why in the world would this internet giant buy a business in a dying industry?

Summary: he’s going to experiment.
Here’s what I would try.

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Weird organic search found me

The most unusual organic search on Google found my website.

What’s also interesting: I highly doubt what they found was exactly what they were looking for, but they stayed to read it.

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Could an airliner operate as a social website?

Maybe not as it’s own social website, but with social data? Interesting concept. Right now, big airliners fly jets on regular, expected time frames to places in predictable ways.

How can we do that differently?

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How would a jobs-seeker website work if it operated like eBay?

How would the site operate? How would it make money? What would the job-seekers, the recruiters, the businesses be doing?

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Thinking differently – part 2

According to Entrepreneur.com, it helps to think differently if mash together topics that aren’t commonly related. These thoughts were also inspired by Jeff Jarvis and his wonderful book, “What Would Google Do?” – Check them out.

Shall we see where that road takes us?

Yes, let’s. Here are 50 unusual business pairings. continue reading »

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Great article on Entrepreneur.com – Thinking differently

I found this great article on Entrepreneur.com, “How to Break the Mold and Be an Independent Thinker

It’s great, and it’s worked for me so far.

This ended up much, much longer than I expected so I’ll post it in three different chunks, per the article’s main points.

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"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."
- Vidal Sassoon, Sassoon Salon

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PHP has a new website

Woo!  PHP.net has a new website! It looks great.

You might say, “Who cares?” - I care. =)

http://www.php.net

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A change in the internet market

I’m getting the feeling that we are going to see another notable shift in online interest soon – perhaps even user behavior.
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