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How You Can Create Content That Generates 400,000 Targeted Visitors

A few weeks ago I bookmarked the article 21 things related to SEO and was blown away by how much I learned. So I tracked down “Backlinko” as he’s known online, aka Brian Dean, and read almost all of his amazing content. His stuff was pure gold so I traded him 50 bratwursts and some…

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How Siggi’s Icelandic Skyr Yogurt Started

A year ago, my good friend Lisa mentioned she met a guy named Siggi who made Icelandic yogurt. I brushed it off, not thinking much of it until 2 months ago when I saw the yogurt of the same name in Whole Foods. I’d been eating Vanilla Greek yogurt for awhile since it tasted great and has…

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Create Your First Marketing Plan

As part of my 2014 to-dos, I’m working (and writing this) from Thailand for the next couple of weeks! It’s funny, I spent over $25,000+ to major at UC Berkeley in one of the top undergraduate business programs in the world and I don’t use any of the knowledge I learned there in my career….

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How I Made $50,000 in College (and What You Can Learn Too)

It all started out when I saw many freshmen at UC Berkeley unable to get summer jobs. I asked: How can I take advantage of people who are super smart but can’t get an internship? I decided to create a local business consulting company. Why? Because: I was around college kids all the time (I was…

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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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Online Video Sharing: Death of a Startup

If many of you don’t know, I was involved in a website for online video sharing. This was my first time working on a serious start-up with highly motivated people. I was thinking about positives and negatives and wanted to touch on ways I thought affected our failure. The initial idea was to provide a…

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