Lessons from Groupon

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I know what you’re thinking: “Groupon??!! What does this have to do with your subject matter?” Well, our family has been known to make use of services like Groupon and Living Social on occassion. If you’re unaware of these sites, in the most simple terms, they’re a new class of business leveraging the Internet to facilitate a service called “collective …

What Music Industry “Crisis”???

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You’ll see, at the top of the site, a bunch of graphics that will link you to four different things: my Facebook profile, my Twitter profile, the RSS feed of this site and, my LinkedIn profile. A while ago, LinkedIn started offering members the opportunity to be a part of “groups”. I looked through them and found a few – …

Saying No

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I live by the age-old mantra: but, there’s also a caveat of “reasonableness” to that for me. I came to this “business” via a full-circle scenic route where I actually had the luxury of learning and experiencing the fine art of project management and, most importantly, cover-your-ass contract management. My client-from-hell story happened to me early on in my (relatively) …