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7 Things You Need to Know About ‘The Numbers’ in Any Business

By Nick Papple and Craig Ballantyne | 08/8/2016

Following the 2001 Major League Baseball season, Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane found himself in a pickle. Three of the A’s key players — Jason Giambi, Johnny Damon, and Jason Isringhausen — announced their departure from the ball club because their free-agency salary demands could not be met. Losing…


Facebook Spilled a Big Glass of Milk and Wants YOU to Clean It Up

By Nick Papple | 08/5/2016

You’ll never guess what Facebook just announced… Facebook wants to stop… WAIT FOR IT… …Clickbait (And you won’t believe how they’re doing it.) Facebook writes: We’ve heard from people that they specifically want to see fewer stories with clickbait headlines or link titles. To address this feedback from our community,…


How Goodreads Creates Products Its Customers Love

By Nick Papple | 08/3/2016

“I have a theory about product development that I’ve been developing over the years, which I think is pretty powerful and I’d like to share with you guys…” Otis Chandler the founder of the website recently gave a talk at Hustle Con about How Goodreads Got 50 Million Users. One piece of advice Chandler shared…


The Wrong Way to Sell Your Story

By Nick Papple | 08/2/2016

“They can smell it.” “Millennials — and I know this for a fact — can smell solicitation. And it’s a turnoff. The best ads are not solicitous,” says Matthew McConaughey in an interview with The New York Times. It was announced yesterday that Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is the new ‘Creative…


How to Spread Good Ideas

By Nick Papple | 07/25/2016

Imagine you have a product that can solve a major problem in the world. How would you go about getting your product in the hands of as many people as possible? Elon Musk has a pretty great answer for that. Over the past 10 years, Musk and his three companies…


What Does Your Customer Expect is Going to Happen?

By Nick Papple | 07/13/2016

What does your customer expect is going to happen when they purchase your product or service? That is the question you should be asking every time you craft a new advertisement or marketing campaign. When you go to a restaurant, you expect to feel full after your meal. When you…


The Chop Wood Carry Water Method For Getting Clients

By Jason Leister | 07/13/2016

You’ve probably heard the saying about “before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water – after enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” That’s what I do in my business. I chop wood, I carry water. Today, I’d like to tell you the story of how that came about and why it’s become such…


The Millennial Advantage

By Nick Papple | 07/6/2016

In business, there’s something called the Millennial Advantage. I don’t know if anyone has coined “Millennial Advantage” yet — but consider it coined now. What you need to know about the Millennial Advantage is that it’s not limited to millennials — anyone can possess it. In fact, a lot of professionals…


The American Dream Is Still Alive When You Have the Immigrant Edge

By Bedros Keuilian | 07/4/2016

In June of 1980, my father decided our family was going to escape communist Russia. We were living in Armenia, which at the time was under communist rule. My dad had been saving for almost two years to pay off the Russian officials $25,000 (USD) so we could escape. He…


The Truth About Passive Income for Young People

By Nick Papple | 06/30/2016

If you’re young and ambitious but don’t have a lot of money yet, this is the kind of career advice you need to hear. Sol Orwell the founder of, just finished hosting an AMA on Reddit. If you missed it, I’ll save you some time and share my two highlights from…


The Simple Concept That Made Me $6 Million Last Year

By Mark Morgan Ford | 06/28/2016

On Monday morning, you get a message indicating there’s a new balance in your PayPal account. You check and see that — while you were at the beach that weekend — more than $6,500 was deposited into your account. On Tuesday, you receive a check from a client: $4,000, which he…


How to Profit from Your Bad Ideas

By Nick Papple | 06/27/2016

I learned this when I was working in Hollywood… Whenever I hear someone say this, my ears perk up. I don’t know what it is about Hollywood that I find so fascinating, but there seems to be a lot of interesting wisdom being passed down from people in the biz.…