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I read probably 50 blogs on a regular basis. I'm an info junky, mainly because the more info I get into my brain, the more business concepts and ideas I can generate from all the info.Today I was reading instapundit. Glenn Reynold's (Mr. Instapundit) link to fundrace.org's map of contributions, mapping out what counties gave how much to which candidate.…

Finally, a media outlet is brave enough to go against the mainstream media and publish the truth (without trying to slant it their way somehow) about just exactly who benefited and by how much from the Bush tax cuts.I was listening to "Air Hate America" last night for the 5 minutes that I could get through without vomitting. They were…

I just love this idea. It's actually one of my old favorites. I came up with this idea years ago and it's one that I enjoy revisiting in my mind every now and then.You'll need a good video camera (good in normal lighting), and couple hours of blood sucking lawyer time and an ad in the paper.Here's the idea. Put…

I don't know if you've noticed but No Limit Texas Hold'em poker has become HUGE. If you don't have an interest in gambling you probably can't understand. But No Limit Texas Hold'em is the biggest "thing" since the Macarena.Of course, as entrepreneurs, whenever there'e a fad or huge interest swelling for a particular thing, we can capitalize.Call a local games…

I just came across a nifty search tool via SEOBook.com.It's called "Toogle." Essentially, what it does is use Google's image search engine and search for the first image that comes up for the search term you input into Toogle and renders it on your screen using very small numbers and punctuation characters. You've seen posters like this where it uses…

It's 10:30pm and the Olympics are on but I've watched them up to this point through my personal video recorder (ReplayTV) which allows me to fast forward through the crap. But I've caught up with the live broadcast, so I thought I would freeze it where it is now, let the recorder record some more, come and blog and then…

Don't you just love statements like that? I just don't get it. Who falls for crap like that? I just came across an "opportunity" called "The Six Figure Secret". Being the curious entrepreneur I am, I had to take a look-see.Wow. I just shake my head each time I see stuff like this. I was told about it from someone…

One of the things I've done for money in the past is work with this local entrepreneur guru I met quite by accident. (I was cold calling his business back when I was selling pre-paid legal... oh, those were the days!)He had put together a biz opp package to show people how to sell ten oil changes (or a number…

My latest project is coming to fruition finally. It's a blog booklet printing service. You can see it in action in the "P.S" part of each of my blog posts down below. It's in beta right now and my blog is the only one currently using it.Essentially, my new service gives bloggers a new way of monetizing their content. Assuming…

Warning! Off topic post.If you rely on the Drudge Report like I do, for your daily headline news, but hate their HIGHLY annoying pop under ads, here's a tip. Download the Firefox browser then set the home page of the browser to the Drudge Report. Then use Firefox for your Drudge Report reading only. Of course, you can use it…

Gotta love that title, hey? :-)I was driving home today and saw something that I just LOVED. It was a Jiffy Lube implementing guerilla marketing tactics. I was so tickled I almost went in to try to talk to the franchise owner, if he/she were there, to congratulate them.They had an employee out on the major street (the store itself…

If you have a DVR (digital video recorder) like ReplayTV or TIVO, you'll understand that I'm not exaggerating when I say that I have no idea how I had time to watch any TV before my ReplayTV came into my life. I would almost dispense with a minor extremity than give up my ReplayTV. (NOT a major one, just a…

I saw this over at Greedy Girl's blog. Now this is something that snatches the attention of anyone who is even remotely looking your way.When you first look at this (the guy on the toilet), you immediately think, "well, that's fine for a plumber, but I could never do that for my business."Poppycock!The goal is to grab the attention of…

Couple of years ago, I commissioned someone through elance.com to animate three cartoons for me using Flash technology. I came up with the overall concept of each cartoon and then the guy who did it for me fleshed it out into cartoon form. Each one cost me about $350 or so. They are hosted at one of my many domains...…

I came across this ebay store that sells what they call above ground bunkers. But it looks basically like a UFO came down and the hatch popped open.I'll bet you can parlay this into a money making operation. Just go door to door in an upper scale neighborhood and drop off nice flyers advertising them. You could have enough markup…

Michael Totten is doing this over at his blog and I thought it would be fun and slightly excrutiating to fill out. But that's my problem, I guess. :-)So, in case you care in the slightest bit:Dan Sherman's Response to 35 Questions1) WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR BEDROOM WALLS? White2) WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Just finished "Angels and Demons"…

Thanks to Dane for pointing me to this movie. It's absolutely incredible technology... yet so simple. Who would have thunk it? :-)It's pretty much a bike mounted sidewalk printing machine. We'll be seeing the effects this for years to come, I'm sure.Watch the movie to see what I mean.

There are three magazines that I absolutely can't wait for each month (well, one is 5 times a year, but you get the drift.) They are, in no particular order, Business 2.0, Wired and Revenue.I can't really say which is my favorite because they are all pretty much incredible. Each of them are MANDATORY reading for entrepreneurs. The one thing…

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