Date archives "July 2015"

How I Created a Business in 10 Minutes with Amazon

The shelf life for electronics grows shorter as technology hurdles us towards faster, bigger, brighter gadgets. As someone who stays current with technology, I quickly realized I was accumulating old electronics and needed to sell them in order to fuel my consumption. Naturally I turned to eBay and Craigslist, two giants of Internet transactions. But after spending some serious time with both, I realized they weren’t right for a few reasons: 1. eBay’s strength lies with specialty or collectors items. For standard consumer electronics, I was not getting a great return from my sales. Also, while their seller system is… Continue reading

Embrace the Slow Web, Your Productivity Will Thank You

Applications are needy. Just five years ago they left you alone (with the exception of the MS Office paperclip helping you out) but today, every single application on your smartphone and laptop wants to send you an alert. Put simply, each app believes its worthy of a chunk of your precious time. The result is maddening: without some serious reconfiguration, your smartphone and laptop ping you constantly to alert you of that new email, breaking news alert or deal at the sushi restaurant down the road. It leads to a high-speed information addiction, an insatiable need to know things the… Continue reading