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StubHub Saved me Over $1k

StubHub Saved me Over $1k

Last week due to my own disorganization I purchased 8 nonrefundable tickets to the wrong concert in the wrong state on the wrong date from TicketMaster.  Normally, this would have been a costly mistake as I am not the type of person to spend time posting ads on craigslist and ebay to facilitate a financial transaction with strangers, but I had the good fortune to stumble upon StubHub.com. It was when I was searching for the correct tickets to purchase…

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Pressery Juice Cleanse Results

Pressery Juice Cleanse Results

A couple of weeks ago a friend of ours introduced us to a new local product he has helped to create and bring to market called Pressery.  The Boulder company produces juices that are raw, cold-pressed and fresh from locally sourced fruits and veggies – and of course they are all organic.  Due to the hand crafted process these juices are not cheap (~$9 each), but they are a value considering the results from my two day cleanse. I don’t…

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Deprogramming my Pavlovian Notification Conditioning

Deprogramming my Pavlovian Notification Conditioning

Executing a successful startup strategy requires an incredible amount of mental focus and concentrated problem solving.  With today’s technological distractions it can seem impossible to spend more than five minutes intently focusing on anything without phone, Skype, text, email, Facebook or twitter notification.  It’s amazing that anything of value actually gets done with so much incoming stimuli. I recognize now that over time I have conditioned myself to be in pure reactive mode much of the day.  Not unlike Pavlov’s…

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kris.ly – A Short URL Experiment

kris.ly – A Short URL Experiment

Most people that use Twitter are familiar with URL Shorteners such as t.co, bit.ly, ow.ly etc.  It has always bothered me that even though these URL shorteners save space when posting URLs in a tweet, they still take up valuable real estate in the 140 character maximum.  I bought kris.ly earlier this month because I was interested in owning the metrics behind the links that I post instead of using a traditional URL shortener owned by someone else.  I had…

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The Latte Effect – An Open Offer to the Community

The Latte Effect – An Open Offer to the Community

An entrepreneur/software consultant by the name of Brent contacted me yesterday and mentioned that he was moving to Boulder in a couple weeks from Austin and was “looking forward to getting involved” in the community here.  I have never met or spoke with Brent, but the fact that he reached out meant a lot and I offered to buy him a welcome latte when he comes into town.  I am fairly new to Boulder myself and as open as our…

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