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Don’t Let Your Friends and the Media Luck Block You!

Getting lucky is often about getting out of your comfort zone and opening yourself up to new and different opportunities.  You can get lucky by listening to different people’s points of view and

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Gary Vaynerchuk is the Least Scalable Person and is Reaping the Benefits

The Disposable Age We live in the disposable age. We eat take out, use disposable dishes, and look for a quick and easy fix for everything. The current bestselling books talk about doing less and enjoying

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Mass Media: The News We Want You to Know

Last week during my stay in Hawaii, I was interviewed by Brianne Randle of KHON2, an affiliate of Fox News about homelessness in Hawaii and how it affects tourism. Apparently, there have been streams

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Believe it or not, you are Smarter than Someone!

All the way through our schooling we are measuring how smart we are.  How well we do on each test, in each subject and most of all compared to the rest of the class and sometimes

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Too Much Information Is Your Key to Getting Lucky

There once was a time where it seemed like there was a finite amount of knowledge out there.  The wise men all knew the same things, had the same education and maybe had a little

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Today was the First Day of the Rest of My Life

Growing up my father used to tell me that every day was “the first day of the rest of my life”.  He would mostly use the expression when I was starting something fresh like the

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Can you be a Twitter Schizophrenic?

I just had a conversation with a friend of mine who has five twitter accounts, one is personal and then four of them are each a stream for different topics.   I don’t know what

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Google Chrome, What is Google Doing?

As many of you may know, a few weeks ago, Google launched Chrome, their new internet browser.  Since this site is all about “getting lucky”, I decided to wait a little while

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Take Ownership of Your Name

Picture Credit Problogger posted a while back about a conversation he had with Seth Godin about Twitter.  Seth mentioned that he doesn’t use twitter and barely even uses Facebook. 

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Using Bubbles to Combat Old Media

I’ve mentioned before that old or traditional media is pretty much corporations developing a message that suits them and yelling it out at the world as often as possible.  With

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Adding Value, The Best Practice in Social Media

Mitch Joel from Six Pixels – Twist Image has a weekly podcast which is at the top of my regular listening list as well as a blog which I read regularly.  Last week he posted a

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Is the Lucky Penny Still Worth Anything? Office Max Thinks So!

I used to find pennies on the floor all over the place and pick them.  Lately, I’ve been finding nickels.  Did the nickel replace the penny?  It’s gotten to the point that stores aren’t

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Why I’m Starting to Love Starbucks

About 8 years ago I spent a summer traveling with a camp around the west coast of the United States.  Throughout our travels, we would stop off at rest areas to fill up with gas

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Social Media: the Cure for Information Overload

Did you know that… One weekday issue of the New York Times has more information in it than an educated man in the 17th century would amass in a lifetime? Every minute, ten hours of video

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Why I Stumble Podcasts

I love my IPod.  I have Itunes set up to download Podcasts every day and I sync them while I am at the office.  I do most of my listening and watching while commuting while I am nowhere near

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Have Two-Way Conversations Like Google or Starbucks

I was listening to a podcast this past week on Duct Tape Marketing where Charlene Li, a senior analyst with Forrester, stated what should be obvious but for some reason most companies

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Can You Introduce Me to 300 People?

  Picture is from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ms_abitibi/1462557669/ Sociologists estimate that the average person knows 300 people by name. Thinking about this, I probably know a whole lot more

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Get Lucky with your Social Network

There are two different thoughts on building up social and professional networks. One is to invite and accept anybody and everybody and the other is only to accept friends and people you actually speak

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Blog to the Future

This is my fourth post in my series of 10 on how to increase your luck and create Luckortunity. I just heard something that blew my mind away. I heard that technology was doubling every 18 months and

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StumbleUpon the Greatest Luckortunity

This is the third post in my series of 10 on how to increase your luck and create Luckortunity. For those of you that don’t know what StumbleUpon is, it is a social bookmarking network where people

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