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The number of people you need to ask for permission keeps going down:

1. Go, make something happen.

2. Do work you’re proud of.

3. Treat people with respect.

4. Make big promises and keep them.

5. Ship it out the door.

When in doubt, see #1.

Seems simple and obvious right? […]

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Just thought it would be insightful to see what tech startup lawyer, Ryan Roberts, would do if he were to launch a startup.

Here’s what I’d do in the beginning:


(1) Entity Choice: Corporation or Corporation
(2) State of Incorporation: Delaware
(3) Authorized Shares in Charter: […]

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In advising clients trying to drive more traffic to their niche sites, I’ve stumbled onto a trend. The relentless drive to gain visits, clicks, and eyeballs are making us dumber–online publishers and marketers have been creating a culture of shallowness through link-baiting and the hyping of sensationalist celebrity fluff.

This gives […]

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Criticising social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook is as pointless as knocking people who discuss the weather

Cory Doctorow, via

Here are some suggested things to say if you want to sound like an idiot when you talk about social media:

• It’s inconsequential – most of […]

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Over the past year, I’ve been speaking about the importance of social media to both businesses and individuals. Some people “get it” right away, but I’ve also been asked countless time to defend why social media isn’t just a fad and a big fat stupid waste of time.

Shelly DeMotte Kramer, […]

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