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From Mike Rowe

May 24, 2011

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 The following paragraphs come from Mike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs” on Discovery Channel, excerpted from his testimony to the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: We’ve elevated the importance of higher education to such a lofty perch that all other forms of knowledge are now labeled ‘alternative’. Millions of parents and kids […]

Thou Shalt Love Thy Enemy

May 24, 2011

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According to Fred Wilson from the Union Square Ventures, we should all embrace competition. “There are a number of good things about competition. Competitors will invest in marketing and the combined marketing efforts of a number of competitors will accelerate the development of a nascent market.” “It is very hard to build a market all […]

From Derek Handley

May 24, 2011

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Derek Handley sold his mobile marketing company, The Hyperfactory, to Meredith Corporation last year. Price? Undisclosed. Here is how Handley spent his money and his explanation for the unusual purchases:  A trip to Africa A ticket to space  A letter Napoleon wrote to his generals  “19,392 is apparently the number of days that I have […]