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When you think about it, navigating your life is a series of negotiations. In the course of a day, you may try to influence: Your new puppy to use the restroom outside Your customer to buy your product Your kid to brush his teeth Your neighbor to vote for your ...

Last weekend, I kicked off the launch of my new book, Body of Work (which ships on December 31, 2013) with a live event in Phoenix, Arizona. I was joined by an amazing line-up of speakers, who shared deep and meaningful lessons and stories with the 75 people assembled. I ...

  Have you ever gotten the perfect job, or client, or gig, and after doing the work for awhile, found that it was not anything like you imagined? A good friend moved all the way across country for a job opportunity that sounded like a dream on paper. Only after ...

Glenis Redmond, sharing her beautiful poetry at Design Your Life Camp. Photo by Lynn Buckler Walsh. I just spent three days in a hotel on a lake in Georgia, in a room filled with creative people, art, inspiration and poetry. I was at Patti Digh’s first annual Design Your Life ...

The Side Hustle and Flow Interview Series is designed to inspire hard-working corporate employees to either start a side hustle if they are interested in eventually starting a business, or to keep going with their existing side hustle through the inevitable challenge of limited time and energy. So far we ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 228 days ago

We’re going to be doing a different kind of series on Mixergy. There’s a lot of people in our audience that are just starting out. (I’m talking new-car-smell fresh.) This series is going to be geared towards helping them. We’ve all been there. When you’re just getting started it can ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 228 days ago

How did focus help a designer create a profitable design shop? John T. Meyer is the CEO and co-founder of Lemonly, a visual marketing firm that specializes in infographics, data viz and UI/UX design. Lemonly did the one and only infographic that Mixergy ever used and I’m proud to have ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 228 days ago

Today, Zappos is known for their outstanding customer service. But great customer service wasn’t the secret to their success. In fact, “the word ‘customer’ isn’t even in the Zappos corporate values,” says Robert Richman, former culture strategist for Zappos and author of The Culture Blueprint. So what was the secret? ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 228 days ago

In the startup world, people like to talk about how they design product and how they code up their product. But we don’t talk enough about sales, the hustle that it takes to tell people about the product your company designed and developed. Well today we’ll talk about sales with ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 228 days ago

Today’s guest says he went from being broke at 23 to a millionaire by 25. The Mixergy team thought he’d make a great interview and I’m curious, so I invited him to tell his story. For 18 years, JV Crum III ran Crum Transport, a trucker that moved citrus pellets, ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 228 days ago

How does a guy who calls himself a schmuck, end up building one of the fastest growing natural beauty brands in the world? Ido Leffler is the founder of Yes to Carrots, whose products include lip balms, facial scrubs, shampoos. He’s also the author of Get Big Fast and Do ...

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from http://onstartups.com 228 days ago

There is an unspoken rule: to launch a startup, you need to build a product, and to do that you need someone that can write code. Whether that means chasing down a technical co-founder, learning to code, or even building that "Lean MVP" - the conventional wisdom is that without ...

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from http://onstartups.com 228 days ago

tl;dr:  If you work in the business of software the one must-attend event is the Business of Software (Boston, Oct 28th  –  30th 2013) Note from Dharmesh:  This is a guest post from Patrick Foley.  I normally don't post articles that promote an event — but Business of Software is ...

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from http://onstartups.com 228 days ago

Every company has ideas that come up (sometimes frequently).  And, based on the stage of the startup and the degree to which the idea is unconventional, there are always good, rational reasons why the given idea can't possibly work.  There are also bad, irrational reasons too.  The problem is, it's hard ...

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from http://onstartups.com 228 days ago

After conducting nearly 100 interviews with some of the world’s best growth hackers on Growth Hacker TV, I have become keenly aware of a certain tension that is in the growth hacking ecosystem. Some growth hackers choose to emphasize the process of growth hacking while others choose to see growth ...

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