Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

The Banana Bread Effect

One day, I had a bunch of bananas sitting out on the counter. I love bananas because they're versatile, cheap, portable, and if they fall on the floor I can still eat them because they have a tough natural wrapper. Well, I really just wanted to eat this one banana and save the rest for…
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A Loving Open Letter to the Class of 2016

Congratulations, recent grads! You're likely insanely excited, or maybe scared shitless, to make your way out into the world now. I just want to impart some unsolicited wisdom, remembering how excited I was when I was your age: back when it took a certain kind of person to go online, cell phones weren't universal yet, and…
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What They’ve Drilled in Your Head: The Evils of Crunch & Live to Work Redux

The title is a reference to my favorite Crumbsuckers song "Live to Work", which I referenced in this post about relationships being strained by the pursuit of entrepreneurship. I not only feel that this song still embodies the incredibly toxic culture of the same moniker that has utterly permeated Americans' brains, but also pockets of the…
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When is Content Marketing Just Content For the Sake of It?

Every so often, I get an email soliciting content creation (read: writing my blog for me.) I do some content marketing work on Writer Access, so I've been behind the scenes on this. I'm familiar with ghost blogging, e-book ghostwriting, and just creating the kind of content that everyone from tax offices to jewelry sellers need to attract…
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Thoughts on Financial Freedom: The Art and Science of Fuck You Funds

Greetings, Toadlets! Nice to return from a post-GDC blackout on social media and my own fiefdom. I chronicled GDC 2016 exclusively at Gamasutra and can't wait to have many more. It's been busy busy busy getting back in the swing of things: current gigs, working on the game, following up on opportunities from GDC, never-ending…
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Are You Confusing Frugality with UNDERINVESTMENT in Your Business?

Day after day, you're probably bombarded by the message that you need to spend less than you earn, stay within your budget, just live within your means. Even though living expenses have spiraled out of control to the point simply affording the basics already equals living beyond your means, the general gist still holds up:…
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How do you put yourself out there?

I'm sure you've been told to do just that to grow your following, find better gigs, or going beyond work stuff: finding love and happiness, or that perfect taco. But well, how do you actually put yourself out there? If you're just starting to break into the entrepreneurial mindset, you may have a lot of…
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NYHC Wisdom: The Time is Now to Make Your Own Opportunities

There's this really fucking good New York Hardcore band, The Last Stand, Mike from Inhuman fronts them and they put on a sick show. The songs hit hard and are to the point. One of my favorites is called "Opportunities Lost and Found". The future's ours so let's take a chance! Now, the time is…
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