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I Gotta a Feeling

Hello Boss! I believe that the most important brands in the world make us feel something. These rare companies, organizations, NGOs, startups, B Corps — have something to say. They have something to change. These brands have a reason to exist and over and above

Grow Ahead

Hello Boss! How do you grow your business when you don’t have a big marketing budget? IMHO, a simple email newsletter is probably the most inexpensive and most effective way to talk to your customer that your business can ever have — but only when
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For Better or For Work

As an entrepreneur, how do you survive and thrive in your business and family life? In this week’s Wonder Podcast episode I sat down with Meg & Gary Hirshberg and discuss just that. Gary is the Founder of Stonyfield Farm — which started as a seven cow

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That Thing

Hello Boss! Do you remember blowing on your CD before playing it? Trapper Keepers and TLC How about extra long avocado-colored rotary phone cords? Riding through the neighborhood on a Huffy bike, sugary cereals, and Saturday morning cartoons? If so, this newsletter is dedicated to you.

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If it ain’t Baroque

Hello Boss! One of the exercises in my Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT was to select one thing for the whole year to focus on that would make a huge difference in your life. I chose meditation which took me four years to make that one thing happen. This year, the one thing I want

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How to Start from Zero

Hello Boss! Today, at a virtual conference for the national organization of Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL), someone from the audience asked me. What would you do if you lost everything? I said I would first say Thank you. I believe you can only harness the

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Site Unseen

Hello Boss, I started building websites 24 years ago. Back then, I was hard pressed to find a customer. In 1996, I worked for the first Internet cafe in Southern California called Cyber Java. I got paid six dollars an hour under the table. After

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How to Podcast (10 Ideas)

Hello Boss! You’re in lockdown, not commuting as much and have probably gained a few extra hours. . .you’ve binge watched all the shows your friends recommended on Netflix and Amazon Prime and getting restless. If you’re more of a creator, you’re probably thinking to

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That is why you fail. . .

Hello Boss! I have many spiritual sages and teachers, who I turn to for powerful wisdom and inspiration — Buddha, Epictetus, Rumi, Lao Tzu to name a few. One of my favorites is the oldest and most powerful Jedi, Master Yoda. Here are my six

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*Not Her Real Name

Hello Boss! When I mentor entrepreneurs I always start by talking to them about their relationship with money. I don’t mean explaining the nuts and bolts of a balance sheet/profit & loss statements or even visualizing their SMART money goals (though these both have value).