Let Me Introduce You to Azam.
When Azam was 17 he came to the US from Uzbekistan to build the American dream and has been occupied with this truly noble deed for the last 9 years. I met him at one of NYC’s many “English as a Second Language” School which I was attending myself. Those schools, by the way, are always filled with types of people – young hustlers who are looking for challenges in life and are ready to move away from the comfort of their native cultures, languages, and countries. Azam is one of those who helps make NYC a melting pot, a city of dreams and inspirations like no others.
One of Azam’s friends was a Continue reading
While using your Phone, iPad or iPod, over time, you may encounter a problem of running out of memory. It is especially common among owners of 16 gb versions of Apple devices and those who like to keep all their iTunes music library in their pockets.
Are you ready to delete all your favorite music, photos and podcasts? Ok ok, I hear your objections. There is a way to free up a little memory without giving up your digital appetite.
Apps that keep consuming memory
Unfortunately for Continue reading
If you have a business idea and are thinking of launching it and making it your full time occupation, you should read this article and take into account my personal experience.
You are going to learn that there are two categories of businesses: traditional and innovative. The “traditional” business category includes businesses that are operating in an established market of product and services. Examples are: restaurants, barber shops, architecture firms, handyman / repairs, etc. The main disadvantages of this category are it is boring and it has truly bloody competition. The main advantage is an established market of customers. How is that an advantage? You open a landscape design firm, and people who need their backyard done nicely might come to you the very next day. They know Continue reading
It won’t be a surprise if I tell you that, in this age of informational pollution, two out of five of our senses – sight and hearing – are constantly bombarded with all sorts of information. That information wants to be heard, seen, perceived and digested. That information also wants to influence our opinions, decisions, and thoughts.
Just a couple of decades ago, before development of mass media, the ability of finding information was a valuable skill to have. There were simply not enough news sources. Now, there is no problem in finding information. It is out there, in any possible form, ready to be consumed. And every second, the amount of Continue reading
“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t” was written by James Collins and published in 2001. Collins’s first book called “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies” was co-authored with Jerry Porras and published in 1994. Both books can be categorized as “management in big companies.”
Collins wanted to show how to take a good organization and turn it into one that produces sustained great results, using whatever definition of results best applies to your organization. Keeping this objective in mind, a team of twenty-one people performed research that Continue reading
If you are anything like me, you’ve probably Googled “best books for entrepreneurs.” Because of Google’s rules on how it displays search results, we see links to articles written recently and placed on the currently authoritative website. Therefore, after browsing a couple of search results, you will encounter about 10 – 15 books that were written in the last 5, maximum 7 years. In other words, books that are relatively “young.” Great books are “great” only because they stay useful even after decades have passed and new generations are still able to extract value and solve their never ending problems. Is a 5-year-old book really great and worth your time or is it just a Continue reading
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Get Followers by Getting in the “Popular Now” category
What is the “Popular Now” category?
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You will hear it everywhere – “Do what you are passionate about and you will be happy.” You may ask: “What kind of business should I start?” And you will hear an answer: “Build a business around your passions and/or hobbies and you will succeed.” And you start thinking about it: “What is my passion? What are my interests?”
It is true that by pursuing a passion you will live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Asking yourself “what are Continue reading
The Vine app isn’t the first in social video sharing applications.
Vine wasn’t the first video sharing social network. It also wasn’t the first to be named “Instagram for videos”. It is interesting how quickly video sharing evolved. First there was “Seesmic“. Wiki article says it was launched in 2008, 5 years ago, before Instagram although after Twitter, by French entrepreneur Loïc Le Meur. The service was initially a video sharing website, billed as a cross between YouTube and Twitter, allowing short video comments to be published online. Le Meur shut down the service in 2009 due to its stagnating user base, and then relaunched Seesmic as a social networking tool, with a suite of desktop, mobile and web apps integrating streams from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. Following the failure to monetize the company, in 2011, Seesmic was relaunched yet again as a customer relations management app. Later it was acquired by Continue reading
Getting familiar with the Vine video app.
First – the Vine application lingo:
- The Vine – (noun) the app itself. Usage: “-Just got that Vine app. I’m hooked!”
- vine- (noun) short 6 seconds video made with the Vine app. Usage: “-Bored? Let’s go do some deviant vines!”
- viner- user of the Vine app. Usage: “-So what do you do? – I’m a viner. – Bye.”
- vining – (verb) activity of thinking, creating or watching vines. Usage: “-WTF is going on here? – It’s not what you are thinking! We are vining. ” Continue reading