Ideas & Observations

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I write and produce content for a few different sites and platforms. Here I share a mixed bag of deep thoughts and (hopefully) useful observations.

So, enjoy this random walk through miscellaneous ideas on business development, digital marketing, startup funding and investing, career optimization, learning, living and more…


Investing in Online Business

Investing in Online Business – Full Guide

Investing in Online Business – Full Guide Starting and operating, or buying and selling a business is nothing new. It has been done, in one form or another, for millennia. And, with the digital revolution, investing in online business and websites has emerged as a new asset class. The internet age has changed everything, including…

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What Digital Marketers Can Learn From the Investment Industry

What Digital Marketers Can Learn From the Investment Industry There is much that digital marketers, product developers and business operators can take from the finance industry and the world of investing. Some of these are general best practices while others are more complex ideas. But all are financial concepts and investing principles that can serve…

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Stock Unlock Review: Pro Tools For Everyday Investors

Stock Unlock Review: Pro Tools For Everyday Investors This Stock Unlock review is not something I would usually do. I rarely do product reviews, so you know there must be something interesting here. I think that even casual investors would benefit from a good portfolio tracker and simple investment analysis tool. The following Stock Unlock…

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Looking Beyond The Map (The World Isn’t What It Seems, Or Others Say)

The description of the world is not the world itself. The words, numbers and symbols we use to describe concepts and experiences or even places and objects are imprecise abstractions. So how does this relate to styrax, geraniol and heliotrope, or “mixing up sensations that don’t belong together?” And what the hell does this have…

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How to Start a Business With No Experience (and No Fear)

How to Start a Business With No Experience (and No Fear) If you lack knowledge and skills in the industry or area you are considering, then it’s fair to ask how to start a business with no experience. Or you might just be feeling a fear of starting a business. Either way, you are not…

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Coattail Investing: Learning From Professional Investors

Coattail Investing: Learning From Professional Investors We all know the importance of diversification but, with so many investment options and asset types, it’s hard to make good trading and investment decisions on all of them. But we can leverage the expertise of others by “coattail investing” or following and learning from professional investors. We can…

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Personal Rate of Return Reconsidered

Personal Rate of Return Reconsidered The term “personal rate of return” refers to return on investment, and was first used by traditional financial firms. Even for standard investment products and accounts there is confusion about how to calculate it. But the traditional concept of “personal rate of return” is also incomplete, and should apply to…

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Riding With Apes on the Wall Street Bets Bus

Riding With Apes on the Wall Street Bets Bus I’m not impressed with the Wall Street Bets crowd and all the meme stock nonsense. I’m not bothered by it either. It’s…whatever. And I was just an observer. Until I wasn’t. The Whatever of Wall Street Bets I do not believe that there is some special,…

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Web History Through a Pinhole: About Destroy All Websites

Destroy All Web Sites! was a site providing commentary on and pointers to resources and emerging trends in technology. I authored and maintained this site from 1997 through 1999; it’s interesting to see which stories were transient and ultimately of little impact, and which were quite timeless and important.