Archive For The “Money” Category

Why you should think about starting a career in technology

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Why you should think about starting a career in technology

We know the technology boom has changed the world in many ways, but how has it affected the job market? Some people fear a possible dystopian future of a world run by robots.  But we tend to forget the brains behind it all.  They still put their pants on, one leg at a time just…

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Why investors should invest in entrepreneurs more than companies

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Why investors should invest in entrepreneurs more than companies

If you read tech blogs and news sites like TechCrunch, Mashable, CNet, and the like, you most likely see new startups getting funded every day. Some of the ideas are great, some are….well, pointless. You wonder why the amazing idea that you built, whether it be a website, a mobile app, or product isn’t getting the funding…

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Why Running a Tech Startup is one of the Most Challenging Jobs Out There

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Why Running a Tech Startup is one of the Most Challenging Jobs Out There

As most of you know, I am currently running my fifth tech startup and just launched the beta site last month. To most people, my job seems glorious, fun, exciting, and full of perks. But the truth is, running my tech startup is the most difficult, challenging, and stressful job I’ve ever had, and here’s…

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FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

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FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

In Silicon Valley there is a popular term called FOMO (Fear of Missing out), meaning investors throw money at as many tech startups as they can because they’re afraid to miss the next Uber or Facebook. If only that were the case here in Philadelphia. Instead we have quite the opposite.  I am coining a…

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AT&T To Increase Price of Unlimited Data Plans

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AT&T To Increase Price of Unlimited Data Plans

Cellphone carriers want to get rid of unlimited data. These plans were once promoted like crazy, but are now fading away. Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have all recently raised the prices of their grandfathered unlimited data plans. Verizon has increased their plan by $20 which will mean most users will be paying close to $100…

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Amazon Launches Black Friday Deals Store

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Amazon Launches Black Friday Deals Store

So it begins. Amazon’s Black Friday deals surfaced on Sunday. The website claims it will have thousands of deals from various categories between now and Christmas. Amazon Prime members will have 30-minute early access to over $30,000 lightning deals. This is definitely a positive for members because the big-ticket items tend to disappear quickly. The…

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Why Investors Should Stop Investing in Ideas

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Why Investors Should Stop Investing in Ideas

As the saying goes, ideas are a dime a dozen. The execution of the ideas are what matters. And who has been executing brilliant ideas throughout history? It’s being accomplished by entrepreneurs, experts in their field, historians, scientists, brilliant minds of our time. Nikola Tesla revolutionized various different things, but there are so many of his ideas that you…

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Why Investors are Getting it all Wrong When it Comes to Tech Startups

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Why Investors are Getting it all Wrong When it Comes to Tech Startups

Every single day, I receive an email from a tech company who is trying to sell a service to me. Whether accounting, legal, PR, analytics, recruiting, you name it, the emails come pouring in on a daily basis.  After doing some research, I noticed most of the companies either recently were funded in the millions…

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Why Bootstrapped Tech Startups Don’t Get Credit for Innovation

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Why Bootstrapped Tech Startups Don’t Get Credit for Innovation

Often, when a new company launches, with big money backing it (think $1 million), the press and media jump all over it for an interview. And then something horrible happens. The company founders say something that they believe is true, when in fact it is not. A great example is when co-founder of Tinder, Whitney…

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Why Tech Startups Shouldn’t Focus on Money

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Why Tech Startups Shouldn’t Focus on Money

I’ve been running companies since the late 90’s. At one point in my music entertainment company, I had to manage literally hundreds of employees nationwide. Nowadays, I only have to manage anywhere between 10 and 20 employees. The first thing people say to me when they hear I have to manage so many employees is,…

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