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I want to share a short story but first set the stage for it.

I meet so many people that want to start their own business, build their ideas or make dreams come true.

So few however really understand the journey and at times overwhelming challenges they’re about to get themselves into. Or worse yet, never truly grasp or confront the risks they’re taking in giving something one’s all.

This may be an odd comparison, but I think professional athletes are a good corollary to what an entrepreneur has to go through.

Pro’s have to slave away at conditioning their…


cool shoes actually worn by women in technology
cool shoes actually worn by women in technology
cool shoes actually worn by women in technology

March is Women’s History Month.

Which is a great time to tell the world why women are beyond awesome in so many ways.

While I could probably write a book on a thousand reasons, I thought I would share five very powerful ones on why women are awesome in one crucial area: technology.

Let’s start with the fact that it’s not as common as it should be that women should be headlining our technology news.

While many men may have their own views as to why, so will women. …


I’m not a LinkedIn “pro”.

I’m a 25-year professional for 12 years on LinkedIn and through nearly as many startups, engaging (and being engaged) by thousands on LinkedIn.

As we continue our enforced adjustment to a New Virtual Normal, millions on LinkedIn are experiencing a high frequency of engagement.

Pouring in daily from every corner of the globe, we see mail from lead services, marketing, websites, and business loans, to legal, social, COVID cleaning, and software development services.

This heightened volume to your LinkedIn inbox will only increase over time as businesses drive harder to expand.

With increased traffic comes…


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Technology purists today will argue the actual validity for a need, or practical use of, decentralized ledger technology.

In this argument, the purist might also typically assert with snub-nosed confidence that (relatively) everything a blockchain does can be solved with routine development and automation in the cloud.

Fortunately for all of us, this is not the case.

This is why it is important to understand blockchain’s value to business before diving into the hype.

This means having a few basics under your belt in understanding why we need blockchain for business and how it can be of measurable value in…


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The argument that blockchain is just a buzz-worthy fad is no longer a battle cry by its loudest critics.

As we roll into 2021 from an ongoing pandemic, it’s pretty easy to find quite a number of Fortune 500 companies and household name businesses putting blockchain to good use.

Many have already deployed solutions they’re using to make a measurable difference in how they do business, bringing us as consumers a better experience.

To understand the use of blockchain in business and rationales behind this shift at enterprise level, I wanted to touch on a few of the major footholds…


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I’m calling it as I see it: Brian Armstrong is being a coward.

Jack Dorsey, Tim Cook, Jeff Weiner, Sundar Puchai, Satya Nadella, Marc Benioff, Elon Musk +dozens more seem to be dealing with the major social issues plaguing America right now, while increasing cash flow, profits, solving shareholders and managing user value.

Is it easy? No.

Did anyone say being a CEO on your way to an IPO would be simple? Certainly not.

But Brian has lost sight of who got him to where he is today: humans.

I have said this throughout so many of my articles, posts…


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And it’s not COVID-19.

It’s his invisible predecessor, now authoritatively emerging as the real Boss from Chaos.

But let’s first assess our current madness. There is more pandemonium going on right now than likely any of us will ever again experience in a single lifetime.

  • States fighting with our federal government to reopen
  • Unemployment in the tens of millions
  • Trillions (that’s right t-r-i-l-l-i-o-n-s) in national debt adding up weekly
  • Curves flattening
  • Body counts increasing
  • Bankruptcies out the roof

Shattered and fractured businesses are struggling to survive, recover or solving how to climb out of this mess.

We have never seen…


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There is one battle-worthy startup survival lesson I’ve learned the hard way: passion is king.

If you’ve founded and run a startup and your passion isn’t near god-like, then time to rethink your path.

Ruthlessly believing in yourself can be stronger than cold chrome steel. And at some point, that may be all you have to hold your life, family and sanity together.

Having made it through fires (and still wearing my scars) I wanted to share my “6 Bricks of Passion”.

While these have worked for me, I hope you too can put these to use in realizing results.

Quick Background


Credit: Video Games Dot 2 Characters Zeus Greek God Myths Desktop — Zeus God Of War

There is one battle-worthy startup survival lesson I’ve learned the hard way: passion is king.

If you’ve founded and run a startup and your passion isn’t near god-like, then time to rethink your path.

Ruthlessly believing in yourself can be stronger than cold chrome steel. And at some point, that may be all you have to hold your life, family and sanity together.

Having made it through fires (and still wearing my scars) I wanted to share my “6 Bricks of Passion“.

While these have worked for me, I hope you too can put these to use in realizing results.

Quick Background


Yes, I’m a #hodlr.

No, I’m not a crypto-junkie.

But I can say I’ve got a reasonably keen eye for market-making, and why creating a market is a lot different than playing around in one.

I’m going to make this a pretty quick read as I know we’ve all got things to do. But before I get to answering my own headline, let’s start with one very important graph.

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