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Austin

Gary Vaynerchuk On The Thank You Economy

By | Apr 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I had the opportunity to meet Gary Vaynerchuk very early in his career which was transitioning from his day-to-day at a traditional brick and mortar Wine Library business to his Wine Library TV video show which propelled him to Internet stardom. Since then Gary…

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Austin

Delivering Happiness with Tony Hsieh from SXSW

By | Apr 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

We partnered with Delivering Happiness leads Jenn Lim and Tony Hsieh to produce a video series where we talked with thought leaders, creatives and innovators. The Delivering Happiness movement stemmed from the book that Tony wrote and we previously reviewed, which then turned into…

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Book Review: The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

By | Apr 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Why is it that though you are bombarded by ads from big national chain restaurants showing everyone having a grand time, you prefer to eat at your neighborhood restaurant down the street? Do you ever wonder why you’d rather go to the smaller venue? The reason is simple: it’s because…

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Austin

Tim Ferriss On The Future of Health Tech and Happiness

By | Mar 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

This past week we sat down with two time New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss. His first book, The 4 Hour Work Week, shared an inspiring manifesto for freeing you from your cubicle so you can do more of what you love, while his…

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Book Review: Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky by Sarah Lacy

By | Feb 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Silicon Valley based author and writer Sarah Lacy has a new book out, and if you are an entrepreneur, you will want to read it.  Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos is about the new breed of…

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DC

Book Preview: Mobilize by Rana June Sobhany

By | Jan 13, 2011 at 2:14 am

New mobile apps are popping up everyday, almost as fast as websites did during the first Internet revolution. If you are developing a mobile app how do you stand out in the crowd? This is a question that developers, designers and marketers are faced…

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Book Preview: How Companies Win by David Calhoun and Rick Kash

By | Dec 31, 2010 at 12:02 pm

The Cambridge Group founder Rick Kash and Nielsen Company CEO David Calhoun have teamed together to offer businesses a new model for maximizing profits. In “How Companies Win”, the authors spell out their demand-driven model that has been a success for some of the…

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Book Review: The Big Book of Social Media Case Studies, Stories, Perspectives by Robert Fine

By | Dec 17, 2010 at 3:51 am

Sam Feist, VP of Washington Programming for CNN Worldwide, said it best in the preface, “social media is now at the heart of the movement of information in this country.” If you haven’t noticed that yet, you sure will by the time you finish…

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Book Preview: The 4 Hour Body – Engineering Better Sleep

By | Dec 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I was a big fan of Tim Ferriss’s first book The 4 Hour Work Week as it offered some tips and tricks on how to escape the 9 to 5 for a lifestyle of freedom and pleasure. The 4 Hour Work Week was a…

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Google Launches Largest Online Bookstore

By | Dec 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm

This could be a troubling day for Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple as the eBook race just added another competitor: Google. Last week there was an announcement from Google and today they launched the Google eBookstore. But they didn’t just launch it with…

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The Power Of Reciprocity In Business

By | Dec 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm

If you’re active in social media, you’ve probably thought about reciprocity on one level or another. Perhaps someone has been very generous in re-tweeting your tweets. Maybe some person or company rep reached out and offered you some suggestions after they saw a complaint…

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Getting App Savvy With Ken Yarmosh

By | Nov 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm

We recently published a guest post about building mobile applications by Ken Yarmosh, proprietor of a boutique mobile agency based in the Washington, D.C. area. Ken is also the author of  the new book, App Savvy, published by O’Reilly, so we decided to ask him a few…

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Boulder

Simple Self-Publishing With BookBrewer CEO Dan Pacheco

By | Oct 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Want to become a published author? Yeah, me too. In most cases, this is accomplished in one of two ways: Gaining recognition from one of the major publications. For 99.9% of writers, this is nothing more than a pipe dream. Self publishing and distributing an ebook….

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Boston

Book Preview: Do More Faster – Be Tiny Until You Shouldn’t Be

By | Oct 20, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Since 2007, the team of Brad Feld and David Cohen has been running the TechStars incubator program and seed funding startups. The program, which started in Boulder but has quickly expanded to Boston, Seattle and New York, provides startup founders with support, advice and…

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Book Review: 101 Things I Learned in Business School

By | Sep 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Don’t have funds, time, or desire to go to Wharton, Harvard or even a community college class to get a handle on business principles? Michael W. Preis has an answer for you wrapped up in a 5×7 book called 101 Things I Learned™ in…

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Book Review: Delivering Happiness is About Company Culture

By | Aug 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

On the New York Times Bestsellers list, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose chronicles the success of Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos. The book is part history, part business, and part happiness movement from the most successful online shoe retailer. …

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Self-Publishing: Why a 1st Time Author Chose Lulu

By | Jul 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

You can’t be on Twitter for more than a day without seeing a link to someone’s self-published book. Whether it’s an ebook, or an actual paperback or hard cover, the options for self-publishing are endless and have leveled the playing field for anyone with…