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Are you BUSY? ..Or PRODUCTIVE?

Posted in Business, Cellphone University, For Entreprenuers Only, THINK and Grow Rich with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2013 by HaZiQ aLi

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Are you busy… or productive? Here’s a quick test to help you always find the answer and re -calibrate when necessary:
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Good Entrepreneurs Borrow; Great Entrepreneurs STEAL!

Posted in Business, MusicBusinessJewels with tags , , on September 4, 2013 by HaZiQ aLi

Great title right? Not sure if it was Picasso or Einstein (maybe it was both since everyone steals-lol) but “Creativity is hiding your sources!”.

What great ideas have you ever seen that didn’t build upon a few that already existed? Even an uber innovative device like the iPhone was a combination of many, many other technologies that Steve Jobs and his gang found and utilized (buying in some cases the entire company). At any rate- enjoy.

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Good! Storytelling

Posted in Business with tags , , , , on September 4, 2013 by HaZiQ aLi

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Stories equal connection. They produce experiences, reveal what makes your message unique,they motivate the audience toward your goal- & in a way that makes it easy to share! That’s why we’re so adamant about you learning this skillset. Whether you’re talking about a job interview or a marriage proposal- your success rate can only be helped by framing all the best things about yourself with a good story.

Stories are possibly the worlds oldest artform (I said artform, not profession) and its probably because- like any good media- they are information and entertainment all combined into one.

These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres.

1.You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.
2.You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be very different.
3.Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.
4.Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.
5.Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.
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Luxury vs Premium (and which do you represent?)

Posted in Business, For Entreprenuers Only with tags , , , on May 19, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi
Linear fireplace by after6 design studio. luxury.. not premium.

Linear fireplace by after6 design studio. luxury.. not premium.

This is from a cat named Seth Godin whom i suggest u google when u can… I agree with every word this mktg guru types below… Here we go..

Luxury goods are needlessly expensive. By needlessly, I mean that the price is not related to performance. The price is related to scarcity, brand and storytelling. Luxury goods are organized waste. They say, “I can afford to spend money without regard for intrinsic value.”

That doesn’t mean they are senseless expenditures. Sending a signal is valuable if that signal is important to you.

Premium goods, on the other hand, are expensive variants of commodity goods. Pay more, get more. Figure skates made from kangaroo hide, for example, are premium. The spectators don’t know what they’re made out of, but the some skaters get better performance. They’re happy to pay more because they believe they get more.
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Star Trek proves once again:They spend MORE on ent. during ‘Recessions’.

Posted in Pop Culture, ShowBiz with tags , , , , on May 12, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi
Why does the spanish version depict the ship destroying our country? Weirrd... LOL

Why does the spanish version depict the ship destroying our country? Weirrd... LOL

You’ve heard me say it again and again.. dont fear the financial Recession… fear the creativity Recession. There’s never a lack of money- only of ideas….
This is an extremely packed movie season. There are absolutely fewer Star Trek fans than can be used to explain this phenomena- what explains it then? Top grossing-Star Trek movie opening ever!! (Click Pic for full-story)

Suicide Bridge (or why I say HOKY is the anthem)

Posted in Business, Pop Culture with tags , , on May 7, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi
Its in Ohio, google it.

Its in Ohio, google it.

Yet another problem the resevoir of ‘hope’ entreprenuership draws on could fix… More folk should start businesses! I mean, so many people have jumped that the neighbors say the bodies damage the roofs…(google All-America bridge Akron) and another thing- who charges $100 million to put up a fence? &Who pays for that? Oh… uuuuuss LOL! 😦
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Michael Jordan: More than just a horrible restaurant tipper

Posted in For Entreprenuers Only, How-to-be-Fly, Motivational with tags , , , on May 4, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

You’ve heard the story a million times about how he got cut from his junior varsity basketball team in high school (&if you were from DC, youd also hear a million stories of how he gets all his meals free but tips NO ONE lol). I was recently thinking how funny it is that no one knows that coach’s name… That’s something worth remembering the next time you get criticized, or the next time you feel like criticizing someone else…

Here are some of his most famous career highlights and inspirational commercials…

Chamillionaire: “As a man, i just wanted to swing on this dude!”