Cyberspace In A Blog

One third blog about my (personal) journey as a solo entrepreneur, one third "entertainment" (various articles, quotes and random-ness from Cyberspace that is motivational, inspirational, humourous and fun) and one third anything to do with being your own boss (especially the role and use of social media in business)

Reality Check review by Rajesh Setty

I enjoyed reading Rajesh's article. Feel free to click the link above to have a read for yourself. Here's what I took away from it (and now am adding "Reality Check" to my wishlist)...

He asked the author a simple question:

Knowing what we know today, what will be your 5-point checklist for entrepreneurs to survive and thrive in 2009?

And here is Guy’s response:

1. Can you explain your product/service in under 30 seconds?
2. Can you market your product with no budget?
3. Can you get to market in six months or less?
4. Can you sell something besides advertising?
5. Can you avoid venture capital until you need money to scale, not create?

Date/Time Permalink: 03/20/06 03:48:43 am
Category: Geek Culture

Yes, it's come to this. The same people you raked on in high school now run the world and control every gizmo you own or want to own. And, as you hold your "normal" identity throughout your life, there are times when it may be advantageous to pose as a geek. Maybe to convince your first date that you have job prospects beyond "Walmart clerk". Maybe to slip in the door at Comdex. Perhaps even to escape being hacked to death by the evil-looking punks at the Internet cafe, the ones with the Tux penguin tattoos and the Mohawks who are eying your laptop. Hint: They don't like you because of the suit and tie; they HATE that!

Well, fear not, hopeless lamer, I, a certified geek, will give you a rundown of how to pass as a geek for brief moments. Understand, these tactics will in no way work over the long term, like, say, a marriage. But in quick social exchanges, or to bamboozle your cow-orker, these tricks should work sufficiently to help you fool the rest of us into thinking that you're one of us:

One of the chief attributes of geeks, and intellectuals in general, is attitude. No, attitude doesn't MAKE you a geek, but that's not the point of this article. The point here is to FAKE it. And to fake it, you have to feign interests and opinions, and then be smugly confident that your "choices" are superior to the mainstream's.

Scott Adams, creator of the "Dilbert" comic strip, has a chapter in one of his books about enhancing your aura at work by posing as a "prima-donna", which is very similar in tactics to this article. Here again, it's all about the pretended-to attitude.


I'm being totally tongue-in-cheek about the title of this blog post.... just thought it was good fun.

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Attracting Wealth

Alongside a hindu mantra I purposefully put on loop - I'm also watching the following two YouTube videos up to twice a day. I've been doing this daily for nearly a week. I feel I'm already seeing results. It's helping my mindset immensely. I went thru a rough patch financially (seemed like everyone wanted my money without much money coming into my life aka bank account) and this is helping me get thru it.

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Video 2:

I am a monkey...

by: Micheal123

How to build relationships in a way that brings out the best in all? In relationships we come across every sort of emotions - good or bad but few know how to manage the rough times. Here there are some simple laws that act as guideposts, helping us to prevent grave mistakes.

First law states that there is never a lack of relationships. The idea of the scarcity of love by too many person and persuading to cling to whoever comes their way leads them to get involved with the wrong person, or stay in a toxic relationship. It is important to realize that relationships are plentiful.

Second law states that it is important to know who you are and what you are looking for. It is of the utmost importance to respect yourself and sustain your own values, identity and goals because it is easy to get lost in a relationship, to become a pawn in someone else's world losing your own identity. A healthy relationship is a recognition that both partners are equally valuable and share a common goal.

Third law states that be conscious and prudent while choosing your partner for a long term healthy relationship. Be aware of the repetition compulsion that arises due to the unconscious need of yours. Therefore it is suggested that you actively choose different places to go and make a point of choosing individuals who are different from the later.

Fourth law states that avoid being pretentious in your relationship. The plinth of any healthy and happy relationship is based on mutual respect and acceptance and open, honest, communication.

Fifth law states do not manipulate the person whom you love or care. It is important in a relationship that you accept the person as he/she is. If someone feels accepted, they can change themselves, if they want to making your job easy.

Sixth law states to differentiate between infatuation and real Love. Feeling happy, excited, possessive or dependent is simply infatuation, usually based upon fantasy that inevitably fade away with time and is always associated with struggle and pain whereas real love is not based simply upon feelings, which come and go, but on actions.

Seventh law states to focus on the positive points of others as well as yourself. The more we focus upon what is good in a person and let them know, the more better result can be achieved.

The last law reveals that each relationship lasts for a certain time and in that period it is our duty to learn, from one another and when times come for departure thank the person and let go without hesitation and this is the greatest art of relationships.

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by Rene Godefroy

Do you find yourself butting your head against the wall of success? Are you caught up

in a revolving door going around and around? When you look at where you are in life, do you think you should be further ahead?

Not long ago, I reviewed my goals. If you know me, you might realize that I am a dreamer. I have BIG dreams. But there are days when I, too, am frustrated. I feel like I am spinning my wheels of success in one place.

On the outside, many people think I have it all together. They think I am so successful and I have arrived. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy with the success I have had so far in my life. I am living my dream in America. I am blessed! I face everyday with excitement and passion.

I am doing something I truly love. My vocation is my vacation. I have friends in high places. I am way ahead of many. Life is wonderful compared to what it was. I am successfully pressing on to greater things. But I have had my share of frustration along the way.


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