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History and Opinions

The difference between genius (and riches) and stupidity (and failure) is a result determined by outcome and history.  Even the “domain-smartest” people can only offer opinions and advice, but not formulas or guarantees either way.  This is Paul Graham in an Inc interview. How do you know when a small idea has big potential? Mostly, we look at the people. If they seem determined, flexible, and energetic, and their ideas are not...

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Using Google to Monitor Your Blog and Online Reputation

As bloggers we have to be careful what is ranking on the first page of the search results for our personal names, brand name and of course our blog name. At the end of the day it’s all about our readers, what they are saying about our sites and our reputation. Reputation is a funny thing on the internet. It takes a lot to gain and build up over time, but it can instantly be lost with a bad decision of having someone rank on the main...