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To Startups: Fear Yourself, Not Your Competition

21 June 2011

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To Startups: Fear Yourself, Not Your Competition

Tweet When you have a startup company, you’re taught to fear your competition.  Watch what they’re doing.  Analyze, compete, and conquer.  It seems intuitive to watch their every move, but certainly never get in touch with them.  This is just silly. It’s more than likely your startup company will fail because of something you do, […]

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Back from Morocco and In Full Time Startup Mode

18 April 2011

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Back from Morocco and In Full Time Startup Mode

Tweet I have returned from Morocco, and am now back in Chicago.  The trip was incredible.  I won’t focus on the travel details here, but if you’re interested, I do travel writing for flighster.  While the trip was amazing, it couldn’t have come at a worse possible time in terms of development of SpotHero an online parking […]

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What do Entrepreneurs Have to Think About?

17 March 2011

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What do Entrepreneurs Have to Think About?

Tweet I wrote about having to make 1000’s of decisions every day for my startup SpotHero. But what decisions specifically?  There are so many to make for my Chicago parking startup SpotHero it can be overwhelming.  Each decision made breeds more questions and more decisions.  As time goes by these decisions have to be reevaluated, changed a bit, or […]

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Making 1000 “Right” Decisions Every Day

15 February 2011

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Making 1000 “Right” Decisions Every Day

Tweet Being an entrepreneur, you have complete flexibility over all facets of the business.  You can change and create at will and have nobody to answer to but yourself (or co-founder).  This is exciting and exhilarating, but can also be stressful.  How do you know what decision is right?  How will things turn out if […]

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Success is a Mindset

27 January 2011

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Success is a Mindset

Tweet There’s no road map.  There’s no formula.  It’s a mindset. We want the shortcut.  We want the secrets, the how to’s, and coveted strategies in order to become successful.  Success comes from your mindset.  An undying and relentless hunger for success. “Think outside the box”. I’ve heard that so many times, it almost makes […]

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Jalila Bouchareb – Entrepreneurial Prowess

12 January 2011

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Jalila Bouchareb – Entrepreneurial Prowess

Tweet Good ideas are worthless.  Execution is everything.  Many people have good ideas, but few of them actually follow through.  I’d like to showcase someone who not only has good ideas, but is someone who follows through on them. Meet Jalila, a Moroccan woman with a vision.  She wanted to find a way to give […]

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Good Ideas Are Worthless

3 January 2011

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Good Ideas Are Worthless

Tweet I hear good ideas all the time.  So many people have brilliant ideas.  Whether it’s to make something better, a process easier, or a cool way of doing something.  Ideas, are great, but alone are worthless.  Execution, implementation, and action are what’s worth something.  Whenever I hear about an awesome idea from someone, I […]

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Money Controls Freedom and Flexibility

1 January 2011

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Money Controls Freedom and Flexibility

Tweet Money (or fear of not having money) controls our ability to have freedom, and flexibility.  It’s one of the reasons we can feel trapped in our current situation. Generally, there are two routes: 1.  The “stable” path.  Go to school, get a job, further education, work a job 2.  Take the risks necessary to […]

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Photography is Awesome – Take Pictures – Save Memories

27 December 2010

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Photography is Awesome – Take Pictures – Save Memories

Tweet While I’ve decided to stay in Chicago and pursue my startup SpotHero, I’ve still been able to travel around a bit.  This year I’ve gone to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Austin, New York, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Burning Man, and my Uncle’s farm in Ohio. In each place, I took way more pictures than necessary.  […]

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The Only Thing You Can Count On is Change

26 December 2010

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The Only Thing You Can Count On is Change

Tweet This year has been one of great change.  As I sit here now, looking back, and reflecting, a rush of memories comes over me.  This year has been beautiful.  The good times and memories that have been shared with friends and family will be with me forever.  Thank you all for being part of […]

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