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Lessons from the Million Dollar Home Page. On August 26th 2005, Alex Tew launched the MillionDollarHomePage.com. His plan was to sell 1 million pixels worth of ad space at a price of $1 per pixel. In just 5 months Alex Tew made $1,037,100 from his novel idea. Total expenses were €50 covering the cost of the domain name and web space. But overall his project was a failure…here’s the whole story.


Let’s talk about the aspiration gap. According to a new study, just 36% of respondents who said they aspire to a C-level position at their company were women. Also disinterested in the top job: Millennials, who accounted for 31% of those who said they wanted a spot in the C-Suite, vs. 68% of older employees, says Kristen Bellstrom from Fortune magazine. One hypothesis is that women don’t have enough role models higher up in the food chain. “You can’t be what you can’t see,” says Caroline Ghosn.

“Mad Men is ending. The Golden Age of TV isn’t,” says Vox magazine. Mad Men began its final run of seven episodes last night. The show follows antihero Don Draper and his ad agency in the 1960s and 1970s. In spirit of the popular show’s conclusion, Inc. magazine has put together a list of 12 Habits of Really Successful People (‘Mad Men’ edition).

Personal Development

March Madness closes tonight, here’s what to know. Tonight at 9 PM EST the Duke Blue Devils will take on the Wisconsin Badgers for the NCAA championship title. If you’ve been keeping up with this year’s March Madness you’ll love these 4 life lessons from the final four teams: Duke, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State. Even if you’re not a basketball fan – you should read these.

What kind of a man are you? “A man observes evergreens growing along the roadside and thinks that they look pretty, covered with snow. Another man sees the same trees and thinks, “These trees would look good in people’s living rooms at Christmas. I wonder what they would pay for them?” The first man has an ordinary mind. The second, the mind of a natural-born moneymaker, says Early to Rise founder Mark Ford. Click here on how to develop a moneymaker mindset.

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