The 7 “Free” Ways to Get Traffic on the Web

Aug 15, 2013 13,551 Comments by

The 7 Ways to Get (unpaid) Traffic on the Web “If You Build It…They Will Come”, may work for historical baseball ghosts, but it’s not a strategy you can rely on when starting an internet company.Driving traffic to your website is a formula that can be reverse engineered. Other than paying for traffic with advertising, [...]

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VIDEOS: My Advice for Entrepreneurs (it’s all here)

Jun 27, 2012 7,634 Comments by

In the past year I’ve given the following talks that explain the majority of my general advice for entrepreneurs.  If you want to know what I did, and what I think you need to do to be successful… then grab some popcorn, set aside 3 hours (not all at once…), and enjoy. 10 Strategies for Startup [...]

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Don’t Take for Granted…

Jan 09, 2012 7,815 Comments by

Don’t take for granted your life, even if you think it’s filled with strife Don’t take for granted your health, it can’t be replaced any amount of wealth Don’t take for granted your friends, they may be all you have in the end Don’t take for granted your kin, for they love you in spite [...]

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Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Dec 06, 2011 9,389 Comments

These are the core questions that I ask every person that I interview. I’ve narrowed the list down to the top 7 questions I ask from a list of hundreds I have tried. Hope this helps. And as a bonus threw in a video for those folks looking for a job on the best way [...]

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The Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

Jun 11, 2011 9,583 Comments

I eat out almost every meal.  I’ll spend time on Citysearch and Yelp trying to find good new spots to try, but my preference is still to get great recommendation from friends.  Enter Leslie Wade, who put this list together for me below in an email (including the cute commentary), and I feel compelled to share it [...]

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The One Most Important Thing

May 23, 2011 13,443 Comments

What’s the one most important thing for your startup or small business?  I don’t know!  But I do know THERE IS ONE MOST IMPORTANT THING.  Here is how you make that one thing matter most.

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What’s Your Why

Apr 28, 2011 12,151 Comments

One of the most common themes I talk about is starting a new business, and among that topic answering the question of Why.  A lot of us naturally ask things in the beginning like “what should I do” or “how do I do that”, but those aren’t the most important questions to ask.  Here is my [...]

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The Top 10 Types of Douchebags in Tech and How NOT to Be One

Apr 07, 2011 44,361 Comments

Whatever else I accomplish in life, I certainly hope I keep my non-douchebaggy status.  Treat each person you meet with respect, kindness and thoughtfulness.  It’s a standard we can all strive for, but some seem to fall extra short.  So here are my muses on the types of Douchebags you can run across in the [...]

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VIDEO: The Most Important Things in Business

Mar 28, 2011 8,568 Comments

DocStoc – Entrepreneur (3/23/11) from OC Creative Media on Vimeo. Here was a recent video interview I did for Entrepreneur Magazine.  Its a short clip talking about Docstoc and my philosophy on how to break out of the pack by focusing on the “most important items”. Its a common mantra I preach to our team.  There [...]

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The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

Mar 22, 2011 16,200 Comments

I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies.   I asked the panelists (David Travers, Brian Norgard, Fouad ElNaggar, & Demian Sellfors) about the specific challenges that we face down here in Los Angeles as opposed to Silicon Valley.  I have some pretty specific thoughts on the differences between companies in the two [...]

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