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the expert curse

at a dinner with my friend tucker i confided with him i was overwhelmed working on okdork. when you start out in your business and do crazy things or experiment and it works or doesn’t, who cares. there’s no one to watch you fall. you’re just playing around without expectations. one of my favorite quotes…

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I Feel Loved

A week ago I started an Austin Experiences business in 48 hours and generated $6k revenue which I wrote about on AppSumo here. After it was all over, I was struck by how many great friends I have and how fortunate I am. (Of course, I’ve had my fair share of disappointments and have dealt…

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My 2014 Processes (No More Resolutions)

How many times have you been asked, “What are your resolutions for the new year?” A few of my personal favorite replies: “Nope, already finished them all” “Not dying” “Doing whatever Drake does” Why didn’t we start these habits or desired outcomes at the time we wanted that change to happen? What’s different? No clue….

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“GEBY”: The 4 Ways To Engineer A Great Morning

For most of 2012 I was depressed. Heck, while I was depressed I even listed out every single thing I could do to help make my day better. Ever have one of those mornings when you wake up and it all just seems pointless? Your thoughts pester you with questions, “What’s the point of living today?” and…

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Why I Quit (and lost out on $1.7 million)

My friend Jonathan Abrams (a great dude who founded Friendster) and I have a running joke that if a company wanted to be super successful they should hire me…and then fire me.   First it happened with Facebook (read about the day I was let go).   Then it happened with Mint.   Mint is…

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If it’s uncomfortable, you’re growing.

The most frequent questions I get from people are, 1. Are you single? 2. How do I start a business? 3. How do I deal with failure? In fact, a lot of Okdork readers ask me how I deal with my failures. Damn, you guys are some mean ass readers. I’ve spent a lot of…

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