Archive for March, 2012

Is Facebook Really a $104 Billion Company?

This week, Facebook underwent its final valuation before their initial public offering of stock.  Facebook is making all sorts of history with its IPO, but the real question in my mind is “how the hell is Facebook worth $104 BILLION?” 2011 By the Numbers Revenue: $3.7 billion Profit: $1 billion Advertising Revenue: $3.1 billion What […]

One Thing That Separates Successful People From Failures

Right now, I’m working on a series of posts for Uloop that highlight startups on the East Coast.  Over the past two weeks, I’ve gotten to meet with almost a dozen entrepreneurs, startup companies, filmmakers, and all-around successful people and it’s amazing to hear that all of them mention a single trait that separates successful students, […]

Success is in Your Attitude

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley I’m amazed by people.  Every day, I hear someone tell me, “I wish I could do X…” or “If I had Y, I’d be happy.”  Everyone wants to be happy, right?  Everyone wants to […]

Breaking Into the Online Publishing Industry

In a recent article posted on, I was asked about tips that I have for college students looking to break into the online publishing industry.  I’ll admit, I borrowed a little inspiration from my good friend and fellow blogger, Thomas Frank who was also featured on for his blog, College Info Geek. First, […]

Community Is About Engagement, Not Size

One of the most common mistakes made in internet marketing is to focus on size.  The idea that you’re company needs 1,000,000 followers on Twitter and another 1,000,000 Facebook Fans in order to make their social media efforts worth it is utterly absurd. Here’s the way I look at it: 1. Create a Great Product – If you […]

A Proposal for Non-Profit Search Engines

Lately people have been making all sorts of noise about Google’s changes to their search engine.  As you probably know, Google is the most widely-used search engine in the world, and the company now offers hundreds of other web based services to add value to their users.  Personally, I think Google has done a great […]

Are E-Books Being Over Published?

Recently, I was asked about writing an e-book, “you haven’t published an e-book yet?  Why not?” Honestly, 90% of low-cost e-books I have read suck.  I’m not talking about books that are also backed by a publisher and published as an e-book and a regular book.  I’m talking about the thousands of crappy bloggers out there […]

Business Blogging Without the Lies

Let’s be honest for a minute here.  Blogging is not a lucrative business practice.  You may host a company blog, a personal blog, and give every employee a blog with absolutely no tangible results.  Partly that’s because most companies hear they need a blog so they set it up and ignore it, and partly it’s because […]

College Students: Your Blog Sucks

There, I said it.  Most college students absolutely suck at blogging.  Resharing crap on Tumblr shouldn’t even count as a blog, but more often than not, I see students referring to it as their work.  The second most common college blog mistake I see is keeping a personal journal online.  No employer is going to take […]

Here’s How I Got 10,000 Followers on Google+

When Google released Google+ in the summer of 2011, I jumped on the chance to try it.  Quickly I found that engagement on the network was much higher than that of Twitter of even Facebook.  Sure, I still use the others occasionally, but Google+ has proven to be the most powerful tool in my professional branding […]