Is a transparent Reputation Based Economy the Future?

Many of us take credit rating agencies and FICO scoring systems for granted.   In essence these are just tools for people starting new relationships to try and predict future actions based on past behavior.   I feel we are just starting to take advantage of the potential benefits that the Internet can provide us in this […]

Wednesday Dump: Links from the Web

4/23/2015-4/29/2015

Just-in-Time Education

I recently watched an Interview with Brian Clark in which he mentioned the idea of “Just-in-Time Education”.  This is the idea of learning a skill when work or life calls for it, and this is possible because of the Internet. This concept is a revelation to me.  It pretty much sums up everything I have […]

Wednesday Dump: Links from the Web

4/16/2015-4/22/2015

The Age of Makers

I have dug into the beginnings of Apple learning about Jobs and Wozniak and how they got their start.  It is great listening to both of them in interviews.  You get very different perspectives about the same events.  One very interesting point was Wozniak’s description of these homebrew computer clubs he used to attend.  If […]

Wednesday Dump: Links from the Web

4/9/2015-4/15/2015

Wednesday Dump: Links from the Web

4/2/2015-4/8/2015

Taking Advantage of Available Tools: Onboarding a new employee for $3

It is important to think and be grateful for what we have in life and the opportunities that are available to us.  I like to spend time every day looking and wondering at all the little things that we all take for granted which took millions of minds building and iterating over years and years […]

Wednesday Dump: Links from the Web

3/26/2015-4/1/2015

REB 016: Considerations When Purchasing an Existing Business

Following the trend of atypical episodes this episode is not an interview, but a discussion on purchasing businesses.  We (Brandon and Ben) have been working on some small business acquisitions of our own and thought it would be a good time to do a knowledge dump on what we have learned so far and the […]