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The Yakezie Writing Contest And Micro-Giving

The Yakezie Writing Contest was my way of giving back to people in need back in 2011. One of my favorite business school classes focused on Emerging Market Economies.  We read C.K. Prahalad’s book called, “Fortune At The Bottom Of The Pyramid“. It described how entrepreneurs were finding cost effective ways to serve the poorest …

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Instead Of Twitter Love What About A Twitter War?

Instead of Twitter love, what about Twitter war? I’ve been on Twitter since 2009 and I’m also a shareholder. Twitter is a truly amazing platform. I’m impressed with how some can literally Twitter all day and not get tired.  There is definitely an addictive element to Twitter which makes the program so alluring. There are a …

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Sun Tzu’s Art of War Applied to Your Battle Against Debt

“Every battle is won before it is ever fought.” – Art of War, Sun Tzu. This was the infamous line said by Gordon Gekko in the popular 1987 film Wall Street. Derived from Sun Tzu’s Art of War, a 2400-year-old Chinese text on military strategy, the teachings of this tactical mastermind have proven useful in …

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Personal Finance Bloggers Cause US Retail Sales To Plunge!

May retail sales drop 1.2% or the most in 8 months as more and more people turn to personal finance bloggers for frugality advice! I’m pretty certain nobody has ever come up with this statement, but think about it for a little bit. The Rise Of Personal Finance Bloggers Why is it that the public …

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Creating Powerful Friends: Samurai’s Alexa Ranking Challenge

There’s a fun hypothesis saying that you are the average of the closest five people around you. I believe this to be true, do you? In my efforts to grow this blog, I’ve launched the Samurai’s Alexa ranking challenge. Get all the details below. What’s interesting about the blogosphere community is that anybody with enough …

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