15 Universities Have Formed A Company That Looks A Lot Like A Patent Troll | Electronic Frontier Foundation

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/15-universities-have-formed-company-looks-lot-patent-troll

Utterly horrifying.

Patents MUST be banned. They cause massive harm and limit innovation and competition.

Marketing channel effectiveness review for 2021

Marketing channel effectiveness in my current opinion:
  1. SEO – targeted when someone wants you, but much more competitive. Used to be #1 far and away in terms of ROI, now it is pretty close to email and influencers.
  2. Email – Targeted but hard to get in an inbox without being filtered.
  3. Influencer marketing / Youtube – pretty good mass market reach
  4. PPC – very expensive, hard to ROI, but gets in front of those who need you
  5. Social – not as valuable unless you are a true influencer and even then people prefer channels like youtube.
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Growing Discrimination in America

I am an absolute believer in meritocracy and am completely opposed to unfair discrimination in all of its forms. I have always believed in hiring the best person for the job regardless of gender, race, religion or other factors.

My company is extraordinarily successful because I built it to only hire the best people. I don’t care if they are in America, India, Russia, China, Europe, or Africa.… read more “Growing Discrimination in America”

Stock Market Crapshoot Casino

I don’t like investing in the stock market. I know in my own business, if I start selling stock, it’s probably because I don’t think it’s going to do as well in the future as it’s done in the past. I think that’s the thought process behind most companies that IPO. I also think that once you have a founder is no longer running or involved in the business, it’s only a matter of time until the company dies.… read more “Stock Market Crapshoot Casino”

Don’t Buy 4 Cycle Ryobi S430 Trimmer / Polesaw / Cultivator

The 4 Cycle Ryobi S430 trimmer does not have a high speed carburetor screw, only an idle screw for adjustments to idle. The Ryobi factory sets the engine to run at a very low speed when at maximum throttle, probably to comply with emission standards. This means you don’t get the power you would expect from an engine this size.… read more “Don’t Buy 4 Cycle Ryobi S430 Trimmer / Polesaw / Cultivator”

People Management 101

Focus on a fantastic plan for retention of key people.

Everybody needs hope for the future, the hope is not for more training. The hope is for more money. Lay out a plan to make more money and we will keep them long run. Don’t be greedy and try and keep extra for yourself.

We should find non-monetary forms of incentive whenever possible: being a great fun boss and good person helps, giving titles and a path forward helps, variety of work duties helps, training helps.… read more “People Management 101”