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Angel by Jason Calacanis

I am reading Jason Calacanis’ book, ‘ANGEL, How to Invest in Technology Startups – Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,00″ I am about half way through and… so far so good. He said his purpose for writing the book was to help others understand how angel investing can change the world. Seems like a good reason to write a book. Once I am done, I am going to follow his… READ MORE

The ASI POWER SUMMIT

Build Brands, Win Fans I recently spoke about experiential marketing at the ASI POWER SUMMIT in San Diego California. https://www.asicentral.com/news/newsletters/promogram/october-2017/build-brands-win-fans-with-event-marketing/

A Simple Solution For The NFL Problem

I am not going to preach and this is not political. I am about solutions. Let me be 100% clear; I love this country and like 99.99% of Americans, I do not endorse racism, police brutality or social injustice. I am not making a judgement on the cause behind any NFL player’s protest and will defend all Americans right to protest. BUT… They chose the wrong symbol to do it with. Notice that no one… READ MORE

The Business of Being an Entrepreneur… Who is Patrick Hadley?

Who is Patrick Hadley? Good question. I love business and I love being an entrepreneur and I have been one all of my life. I grew up outside of Boston. I graduated from UMASS, Amherst. I worked in sales and marketing for a couple of giant companies before venturing out on my own. My first business was publishing a college entertainment magazine in New York City. Which I started with about $50,000 in credit card… READ MORE

Business Advice To Celebrities… STAY OUT OF POLITICS!

STAY OUT OF POLITICS! Like many Americans, I am tired of the actors, musicians, and athletes jumping into the political fray with their self righteous, condescending, ‘we live in a bubble’ rhetoric. Let’s take the Emmy’s for example. Hollywood actors, directors and producers surrounded by people who agree with them (or people who are too afraid to admit they don’t,) get together in a room and bitch and moan and think that we want to… READ MORE

If Your Training Program Had Only Done It’s Job

If your training program had only done it’s job. You may not be a Marine, but as an entrepreneur you must spend time training your team. I am not taking about just the mandatory stuff, (safety, harassment, etc). You must train them how to do their job well and how to win. When I began my company, I ‘assumed’ people knew what they were doing. It usually went something like this; I give them a… READ MORE

Business Book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World‎

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World‎, By Adam Grant is the latest addition to my book collection. I just started reading but already know that I would recommend it. Grant writes: “…Ultimately, the people who choose to champion originality are the ones who propel us forward. After spending years studying them and interacting with them, I am struck that their inner experiences are not any different from our own. they feel the same fear, the same… READ MORE

The Graveyard Is The Richest Place On Earth

“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.” — Les Brown Learn… READ MORE

Business Book: Eat People

Business books are one of my favorite learning tools. I am not the first to say it but… learning must never end. I try to read 2-3 business books per month. From an ROI standpoint (yes, I am big on ROI), books are one of the best investments you can make with your money and your time. For $20 bucks or so, you can read about and learn from some very smart successful people. Information and… READ MORE