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Project BackRub a.k.a. Google

by SMD · 4 Comments 

There’s a terrific story in this month’s Wired magazine called the Birth of Google. It goes back to Stanford University in the summer of 1995 and tells the story of how Larry Page and Sergey Brin first met. More interesting to me was the detailed account of the evolution of the ideas and concepts that [...]

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Only 2 Good Reasons to Blog for Profit

by SMD · 25 Comments 

Darren at ProBlogger.net is declaring August “31 days to building a Better Blog” and is writing a series of how to tips. He has also put out a call for blogging tips; it seems he is aware of a number of bloggers who start blogs to try and make money and are now discouraged or [...]

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Rich Dad’s Reality TV

by SMD · 1 Comment 

The Rich Dad company, in a letter from Robert Kiyosaki, announced today an interesting chance to have a look behind the scenes. In the tradition of reality TV they are going to present a series of video talks with Robert’s mentors and advisors. The first program, which kicks off of August 1, is a multi-part [...]

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Let’s Not Go Down That Road Again, Okay?

by SMD · 2 Comments 

About six months ago I came online in search of a way of making money after reading about Jon Gales and his MobileTracker.net site in Fortune magazine. Since then I’ve written the code for and started: SmartMoneyDaily.com, CashFlowCanada.com, HomeEquityLoans.com, Diesel-Performance-Superchip.com, Hybrid-Zone.com [the last three with a partner]. I have also opened a hosting reseller account, have a [...]

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Women are the Spenders

by SMD · 4 Comments 

Being someone who spends an inordinate amount of their time online I get to notice some generalities. As I’ve been immersed in business and online money making I’ve noticed more and more that the internet is still a male dominated game. This strikes me as curious. I know that men are, probably due to traditional mindsets, [...]

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Cognitive Dissonance and Creativity

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I’m spending quite a lot of time experiencing cognitive dissonance these days. What the heck is that? Here’s an example: Researchers went to a grocery store and set up tasting booths in the store. On one table they had 24 jams that the people could taste. On another there were six different kinds of jams. As [...]

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Carnival of Personal Finance #6

This weeks Carnival of Personal Finance is now online over at free money finance. You’ll find a diverse collection of high quality ariticles on many aspects of personal finance. 16 entries in all, worth a click.

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Brain Damaged Investing

I’ve been thinking about Warren Buffet’s two most important rules for investing:         Rule #1.  Don’t lose money. Rule #2.  Don’t forget rule number one. A couple weeks ago I bought a stock [CDH] at $3.10. A few days later it hit my loss exit price [I had one set for 2.90 and the other for [...]

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Innovative Design Hits the Keyboard

One way you can recognize great design is when you see it, you say to yourself why didn’t I think of that, it’s obvious! That’s how I felt when saw this amazing keyboard from Art. Lebedev Studio [the largest design company in Russia]. Besides the sheer beauty of it, the innovation is that the keys [...]

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Bait Car and Purina.com Story Updates

Just a couple of quick updates on previous stories. 1.) [Off Topic] follow up to the Bait Car program story. If you followed the link and watched the actual videos of the car thieves in action, you may be interested in Aubrey Tennant’s Blog. He was “featured” in the wildest video called “Oncoming” in which [...]

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