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What is Social Capital? How Online Influence Leads To Real Wealth

January 30, 2015 1 Comment
What is Social Capital? How Online Influence Leads To Real Wealth

In my previous article I discuss personal branding and only very briefly discussed the concept of social capital. I ended with the thought, “Where financial capital fails, social capital performs tremendously well.” It’s certainly an enticing thought for me that one can brace for economic shock through the development of your personal presence on the Internet – […]

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The Power of Personal Branding and the Business of Being You

January 27, 2015 2 Comments
The Power of Personal Branding and the Business of Being You

What is a business or brand without a reputation? How well-known and regarded is this reputation and is it helping or hurting the organization? Without name recognition (good or bad) a business goes no where. It ceases to exist in the mind of the consumer. Did you know that, today, your personal brand is every […]

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YouTube’s SmarterEveryDay Takes On Facebook: 6 Tips for Fighting Digital Piracy

January 20, 2015 0 Comments
YouTube’s SmarterEveryDay Takes On Facebook: 6 Tips for Fighting Digital Piracy

Emerging Online Feud Between Popular YouTube Channel, Smarter Every Day, and Facebook over Bauer Media Group’s Unauthorized Use of Intellectual Property Prompts Video Entrepreneur Magazine Executive Editor to Issue Six Tips for Combating Digital Piracy Rife Among Abusers of Video Hosting Platforms L. Scott Harrell, Video Entrepreneur Magazine’s Executive Editor, wrote about the public row […]

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I am Looking for a Virtual Assistant – Apply Within!

January 7, 2015 1 Comment
I am Looking for a Virtual Assistant – Apply Within!

UPDATE: The VA vacancy has been filled! Thank you to everyone who showed interest and applied; there were some really excellent candidates in a very short amount of time. I want to especially thank those of you who shared my post with others. It was a huge help! I’m currently looking for a full-time virtual […]

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FAA Green-lights Commercial UAV Drone Use for 6 Hollywood Film Production Companies

September 27, 2014 4 Comments
FAA Green-lights Commercial UAV Drone Use for 6 Hollywood Film Production Companies

On September 25, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted an exemption to its ban on commercial drone use to six movie and television production companies. Negotiations for a similar exemption with a seventh company, Flying-Cam Inc., are currently pending. The waiver will allow the companies to use for filming use unmanned aerial drones within […]

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Some of You Are Being Unfriended on Facebook. It’s Me, Not You.

August 18, 2014 7 Comments
Some of You Are Being Unfriended on Facebook. It’s Me, Not You.

OK. I really debated with myself about whether or not I should post this or not, especially because it only applies to my current Facebook connections. In the end, my decision to post this came down to my consideration of other people’s feelings; undeniably, some people get a bit freaked out when they’ve found out they […]

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Back in Startup Mode. Time For A New Direction.

August 16, 2014 4 Comments
Back in Startup Mode. Time For A New Direction.

Don’t let them fool you, semi-retirement isn’t all that it is cracked up to be. I was never fully able to relax knowing that I’d eventually have to either find a J-O-B or get cracking on another business startup sooner rather than later to ensure that I’d maintain an uninterrupted stream of income. My options […]

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Using Apps to Overcome Writer’s Block

July 4, 2014 0 Comments
Using Apps to Overcome Writer’s Block

I just tried out this tool on a website called Write or Die (http://writeordie.com/) as I have been trying to get over some writer’s block I’ve been experiencing lately. I took the challenge to write 500 words in less than 15 minutes. Write or Die features a “consequence mode” that kicks in whenever your writing slows […]

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Building Rapport to Get What You Want – Secrets from an Elite FBI Boss

April 22, 2014 1 Comment
Building Rapport to Get What You Want – Secrets from an Elite FBI Boss

My wife remarked the other day, that I am able to strike up a long and deep conversation with just about any stranger I meet. Specifically, Julie was laughing about how much personal information this one particular lady had just shared with me and, admittedly, it was some pretty shocking stuff. Getting people to tell […]

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90 Second Reads – 13 Great Tips for Starting a Blog & Keeping it Going

April 19, 2014 0 Comments
90 Second Reads – 13 Great Tips for Starting a Blog & Keeping it Going

With the demise of Facebook’s free organic reach for brands and businesses, many of my friends and colleagues are moving to Google Plus and going back to blogging, and for good reason: Google Plus has been shown to dramatically improve the search engine rankings of associated blog contents. Blogs continue to be one of the most important […]

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