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Social Media Marketing? Cue the Trolls.

David Wiener

Social Media Marketing? Cue the Trolls.

“I remember a time where Trolls were a fictitious monster from fairy tales, not arseholes on the internet looking for attention.” – Robert O’Sullivan* If you’re 30-years-old or older, there’s a good chance you remember marketing before social media. Most pundits agree that social media came about around 1997, with the website Six Degrees, where you signed up, and others signed up, and the next thing you know, you have one huge network of friends. In the good old days, before the internet, you worked to reach the masses, who would respond in one of two ways: they bought your...

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Why Old Baby Boomer Dogs Must Learn New Tricks

David Wiener

Why Old Baby Boomer Dogs Must Learn New Tricks

“The quickest way to become an old dog is to stop learning new tricks.” – John Rooney I’ve been a serial entrepreneur for a while, more than three and half decades to be precise. By some standards, this might be lauded for longevity. By others, I might be viewed as a fossil. Either way, we can learn from experience. The key is not to become fossilized – or extinct, like the dinosaurs that didn’t move when they saw the meteor coming. There is no shortage of articles about the graying workforce; the Baby Boomers that won’t make way. Some posit...

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Risk Taker – Calculator – Dream Maker

David Wiener

Risk Taker – Calculator – Dream Maker

“Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned…But when that person looks back…” Paulo Coelho Are entrepreneurs insane risk takers? It depends on who you ask. To those who have never traveled down this road, entrepreneurs must seem like daring romantics or lunatics who get too close to the fire and don’t learn from a sudden burn. Others may conjure Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos or the few others who are famous for their well-publicized risks that launching massive innovations or privatizing space exploration embody. The Risk-O-Meter travels...

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The Golden Bolt Adult Fidget featured in Forbes Magazine

David Wiener

The Golden Bolt Adult Fidget featured in Forbes Magazine

Kids have their fidgets and now designer, artist and serial entrepreneur David Weiner has created a fidget for adults, the Golden Bolt. Elegantly 24K gold-plated, it’s a nut and bolt device that gives your millionaire something to fiddle with while solving problems or pondering the next creative venture. Originally priced at $100, it’s available this year for $60, with special discount pricing for multiple Golden Bolts suitable for corporate gift giving.

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My Day – It’s a Conspiracy

David Wiener

Every day I wake up excited to get to work. I have lists of stuff I’ve got to do and things I’m excited to accomplish. I race through my morning workout and get to the office, thinking today is going to be great. And then it happens… No sooner do I sit down to start “accomplishing” when my computer pings and I get sucked in. And it’s an endless list of email and phone messaging that seems important. Stuff that needs some level of attention. But being digital, much of it can be ignored for a bit, with the idea...

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