I Buy Dead Magazines (the art of the intro …)

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I buy dead magazines.” I buy dead magazines. We think that the magazine industry is going through incredible change but that the Internet website experience doesn’t yet fulfill our magazine needs. People read magazines for a reason and it’s a combination of focused content and beautiful images. We were off to the races and talking about how he had bought the CarAudio Magazine out of death and how he started by already having a subscriber base and fans.

Demand Media Launches Long Form Article Effort


The firm said it is looking to engage feature writers to write long articles--"north of 850 words"--for its sites. Demand Media said it is looking specifically for feature writers who have 5 to 10 years of experience, writing or reporting for a major daily newspaper or as a regular contributor to a major magazine. freelance writer journalism writing livestrong ehow content publisher publishing editorial media demand

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Interview with Tara Weingarten, VroomGirls


As automotive web sites go, there are lots of review and information sites giving you information about new and used cars, magazines and information sites for auto enthusiasts, and discussion sites and groups for all kinds of cars.

The makers of the virtual influencer, Lil Miquela, snag real money from Silicon Valley

TechCrunch LA

McFedries, brud ‘s founder and chief executive, confirmed that the Miquela account had been hacked in a text exchange with me, writing, “some redditor idiots hacked the page we think.”

Interview with Sunil Rajaraman, Scripped


to the business of script writing, and is looking to combine a free online tool for writing scripts with matching those scripts with content producers. Zak had an idea for a screen writing magazine, and was trying to make it as a screenwriter, and found out there was a lack of good resources for people trying to scrap and get to the top. Are you targeting Hollywood and existing script writing software?

Niche marketing works. Here’s how.


So, aiming a brand-new smartphone full of great features but increased complexity using AARP Magazine as your marketing resource just won’t get the job done. Here’s a quick nod to the folks at Colour Graphics for urging me to write this insight. Close.

How GoToMyPC Kicked pcAnywhere’s A$$


I hesitate to write about design, as I have never considered myself to be a "color or font" person. Greg Alwang, a contributing editor at PC Magazine, was a beta user of GoToMyPC. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Startup Tips From College Dropouts: Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates, Dell, Ellison, Branson and Disney


HIGHEST DEGREE OBTAINED BY AMERICA'S 400 RICHEST PEOPLE Source: Forbes Magazine, Jan 2012. Bill Gates – “The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written.

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From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off


I said, ''Hey, listen were going to start writing this newsletter and it''s going to highlight our trials and tribulations, our failures and our successes. Magazine. Magazine. Magazine ended up doing a cover story on Kyle and I called, An American Start-Up.

The Silent Benefits of PR

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Then they read about you in the American Airlines magazine or Wired or Recode and they think to themselves, “we should really reach out to that company.”

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Why Acceptance of Failure is Critical to Startup Success

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I was interviewed recently by Inc Magazine and they have been publishing snippets of this interview online. I talk about failure a lot because I think it can be tremendously instructive and I think that success without failure often masks underlying lessons.

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Why L.A.'s Start-up Scene Beats All Others

Frank Addante

(my first article of a weekly column that I'm writing for Inc Magazine) A five-time entrepreneur makes the case for launching a company in Silicon Beach. He's not the only fan. Los Angeles is the capital of small business in the United States, according to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa, at a reception earlier this month for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists. inc.com los angeles inc

The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About

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I’ve tried over the years to write many times about the realism of the downsides of being an entrepreneur because there is a complete cognitive dissidence between what you read about yourself in the press and what you feel internally about where you’re at in the journey.

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Can you profit by serving early adapters?


They allow me to preview new devices and technologies before release so that I might write about and speak about them in my “Tech Trends” keynotes. I am a gadget freak, often purchasing new technologies in their first release.

How to use PR Firms at Startups

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Obviously you should have somebody that helps you research journalists, gets you meetings, pitches stories, helps prep you for interviews & helps make sure your writing is cogent. And I actually got pretty decent grades in English and writing overall.

Why We Must Have Zero Tolerance for Sexual Misconduct in Venture Capital

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Time Magazine published its “person of the year” edition today and honored “the silence breakers” for speaking up and forcing our society to confront its position towards men in power exploiting their power for sexual gain.

Would the Last Blackberry User Please Turn Out the Lights? I Already Left the Building

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I remember when I first saw one advertised in a magazine when I was on a flight from England to the US. Most people I know who gave up their Blackberry’s just write shorter emails and respond to less. My Blackberry died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know.

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The Most Important Political Show on TV

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We have reduced our discussion to a reality TV show or People Magazine and thus we debate the price of Marco Rubio’s shoes, the length of Hillary Clinton’s bathroom breaks and whether being born in Canada should exclude Ted Cruz from the presidency.

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Interview: Paige Craig, CEO BetterWorks


2) Congratulations on Entrepreneur magazine recently naming BetterWorks a “ Brilliant Company.” What must a startup do to motivate you to write them a check? Messenger : Paige Craig, CEO BetterWorks, Angel Investor, former Marine. I implore you to listen to the interview below.

Here’s How to Do PR on a Budget

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Obviously you should have somebody that helps you research journalists, gets you meetings, pitches stories, helps prep you for interviews & helps make sure your writing is cogent. The reality is that a journalist who’s writing a story about you – a relatively unknown entity – wants to hear directly from the founders and/or the CEO.

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Entrepreneurship Is A Compulsion, Not A Choice


Keep your write-ups to a single page. Exercise II: Your Fortune Magazine Interview. For each one, answer the following questions as if you were being interviewed by a writer from Fortune magazine. This entry originally appeared at Live Your Legend. “It

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Avoid Monoculture. Travel. Read Widely. Let Experience be Your Compass.

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But poly sci taught me critical thinking and writing skills that I didn’t get in my econ classes. He writes about the fabric of American life, often from the perspective of his Jewish, New Jersey roots. It was also voted by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 novels of all time.

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Assignmint: Freelance Work Available | Founder Interview, The Future of Journalism & The LA Startup Scene

Tech Zulu Event

I have run newspapers, magazines, and websites and I have written for them all. I spent more time organizing my tax forms, keeping them safe, getting invoices together, getting invoice templates, then getting them out there and tracking down my payment for writing the article.

Web Second, Mobile First

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I’ve wanted to write a blog post called “Mobile Second” for a long time to make this point more forcefully. Try writing long reviews of a restaurant. It’s the new magazine.

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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


In 2000 he launched a men’s lifestyle magazine called RAZOR and served as the publication’s Editor in Chief and CEO for the next six years, pursuing acting and writing projects on the side. LinkedIn is by far the world’s largest professional network with more than 380 million members in over 200 countries and territories. But it isn’t meeting the needs of everyone, leading to the creation of several sites positioning themselves as the go-to professional network for niche industries.

Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

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We then had a piece in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Europe, we ran front cover of Tornado Insider (the top VC magazine in Europe at the time). Just don’t believe what they write about you. This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons”.

A Post Startup Execs Should Forward to Your Spouse or Partner. 12 Tips for Making it Work

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Mark granted me read/write access to his calendaring system. ” So while I admit that when you aren’t traveling as much the thought of getting on a flight to go somewhere fun and have real downtime with a magazine sounds or a movie sounds so tempting.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

There are hundreds of entrepreneurs here in Los Angeles who are building awesome companies, writing awesome books, making awesome movies and are trying to solve important problems to help make this world a better place. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly. Idea Mensch.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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” They prefer to sit in front of a computer doing spreadsheets or coding or writing emails and working on marketing materials than they do investing time in human relationships. They sign big biz dev deals and get stories written for Future Magazine or TechCrunch. I wanted to just write. I like writing. Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury.

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VIDEO: The Most Important Things in Business

Jason Nazar

Here was a recent video interview I did for Entrepreneur Magazine. Write that down, and then look at those item(s) and check yourself to see what percent of your time you’re actually dedicating towards those efforts. DocStoc – Entrepreneur (3/23/11) from OC Creative Media on Vimeo. Its a short clip talking about Docstoc and my philosophy on how to break out of the pack by focusing on the “most important items&#. Its a common mantra I preach to our team.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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And of course we have great public companies that have spanned content & communications like J2 Global whose market cap as of this writing is a cool $2.5 An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch.

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

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I had finally appeared on the front cover of a magazine (TornadoInsider – then the top European VC magazine) but I felt so fat in the picture I never sent it to anybody. I’m normally too cool to write posts like this.

Please go see “Waiting for Superman.” Here’s Why:

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school system, Michelle Rhee who was profiled in Time Magazine. Lawrence) both helped me master the rules of writing and tap into my creativity. From a young age I loved writing, which fueled my interests in reading, in politics and one day in blogging.

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Augmented Reality is Here, Thanks Disney!

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It is leading you to the bookstore, past the magazines, past the thrillers, mysteries and travel guides and directly to that coffee table book about World War I aircraft your father has been talking about buying for six months.

It is satisfying, but rarely profitable, serving early adopters.


They allow me to preview new devices and technologies before release so that I might write about and speak about them in my “Tech Trends” keynotes. The industry was abuzz about this “artificial intelligence” system and its purported early results, and I wrote the cover story for the industry magazine about the system, and organized a panel composed of executives from Sonesta, Marriott and other chains to present and discuss this newest industry marvel.