Register to Attend TAG Business Launch Competition Finals 2012 (This Thursday)

May 21, 2012

The TAG Business Launch Competition finals event will be this Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. In addition to pitches by the final four startups competing for $50,000 in cash, there will be a VC Panel discussion with VC’s from around the country. The event will also feature a cash bar and heavy hors […]

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Finalists Announced for TAG Business Launch Competition 2012

April 20, 2012

Technology Association of Georgia has announced the finalists in the TAG Business Launch Competition 2012. This year, 65 companies applied to compete. Of those, 10 startups were selected to present in the semi-finals round, which I helped judge this past week. Our Semi Finals judging team selected four companies to compete in the Finals Competition: […]

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Judging TAG Business Launch Competition 2012

April 10, 2012

This month, I’m a judge in the semi-finals round of the TAG Business Launch Competition 2012. This will be my fifth year judging the competition and it’s one of my favorite weeks of the year. I love seeing the variety of startups in Georgia. And enjoy learning from the perspective of the other judges. Over two […]

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Radio show Guest Appearence: Kicking Fear’s Ass

January 17, 2012

It was lots of fun getting into the studio and guesting on Todd Schnick’s radio show “Marketing From The Streets“. Our topic: “Kicking Fear’s Ass”, as an entrepreneur and in business. Is fear helping and motivating you? Or is it stopping you? Listen to the show online now.

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Thanksgiving Like It’s 1932: Dale Carnegie’s “Greatest Adventure in Living”

November 21, 2011

Before Tim Ferriss. Before Gary Vaynerchuk. Before Tony Robbins. Before Tom Peters. There was Dale Carnegie. Carnegie is best known for writing the book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People“, which has sold 15 million copies since it was published in 1937. Its lessons are timeless. And applicable to social media and business today. […]

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Best Burgers… in Atlanta

May 27, 2011

Updated February 2013 with a review of The General Muir. (Originally published March 2007; updated June 2010; May 2011; October 2011; April 2012; July 2012 and January 2013.) I get so much inbound traffic to my blog to this article about the “Best Burgers… in Atlanta”, I decided to write an update that includes my […]

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Judging GRA/TAG Business Launch Competition 2011

April 8, 2011

Update, April 22, 2011: Announced today, the finalists in GRA/TAG Business Launch competition are: AuditMyBooks, Soket, Pindrop Security (formerly Telineage) and Viscid Technology. Read the press release here. ## This month, I’m a judge in the semi-finals round of the GRA/TAG Business Launch 2011. This will be my fourth year judging the competition and it’s one of my favorite weeks […]

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Writing About Social Media, Technology and Business

February 17, 2011

I’ve always loved talking with and learning from entrepreneurs. And I’m fascinated with the business model for hyper-local news. So when I was asked to write a column about social media, business and technology for Patch/AOL, I immediately liked the idea. What makes my column on Patch different and why should you read it? Fair questions […]

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Entrepreneurs: Problems Will Happen. Don’t Let Them Stop You.

January 6, 2011

In August of 1994, I was an accountant in a large computer company. Despite my best efforts, I disliked the mind-numbing repetition of the job. A mismatch for my creative and entrepreneurial skill set. I came home from work each night with a headache, born of disappointment, monotony and frustration. But I had a plan. I was […]

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“Your city sucks! (And so does mine)” – Atlanta and Seattle version

November 5, 2010

Originally published November 2010 Inspired by Joe Stump’s, most excellent blog post “Your city sucks! (And so does mine)”, about tech hubs Seattle, Portland, Boulder and San Francisco, I decided to write a version for Atlanta and Seattle. One of the things that I liked about Joe’s article: he calls it like he sees it. Unlike […]

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