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5 Important Life Lessons For Retail Investors From A Professional Cryptocurrency Investor

The life’s purpose of someone who is investing in crypto should be to minimize the risks at all costs. Like any other aspect of life, you cannot eliminate the risks

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Data Privacy and Security in The Financial Industry: What You Need to Know

While experts peg the number of losses from data breaches to cross the $1 Trillion mark in 2020, there is not a lot, which they are doing. Blockchain technology can be a fast, effective, concrete, and affordable solution to the problem. Data privacy is going to be the number one priority for companies, governments, and consumers in the following years to come.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Investing In Real Estate Is Not A Good Idea Anymore

Real Estate has historically been a great area of investment. However, in recent times, there are other far safer and more promising areas of investments, which one should look at. Investing in precious metals or cryptocurrencies like Bitcoins is something most economic experts are suggesting.

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First Slow Jog in Years

First Slow Jog in Years

I’m finally up to speed to actually start my slow jogging. I had only been walking until now. Just making sure I was fit enough and ready.

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On discovering I am an aphant with aphantasia at 50 years old

On discovering I am an aphant with aphantasia at 50 years old

Until now, I had always believed that the mind's eye was figurative. I've always had vivid dreams but when I close my eyes, my head goes dark. The only sounds I ever hear in my head are through my ears and the only waking visions I have come through my eyes. Counting sheep before bed is 100% counting and 0% sheep.

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I have been working remotely full time since the Fall of 2006

I have been working remotely full time since the Fall of 2006

During that first try, it was simple because we were just following the ethos of the open-source programming community. Even then, way before offshoring was popular, naturally insular and introverted programmers and developers would collaborate together across timezones, cultures, languages, and even languages (English, is very honestly,m the world's pidgin, the world's patois).

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Truth? There is no truth.

Truth? There is no truth.

People who use "the truth" to argue their points of view are possibly incapable of comprehending the power of belief over the concreteness of fact. On the other side of the same coin, people who are motivated by beliefs cannot conceive of a world where there is anything besides believing in a thing. To wit, the purveyors of facts are just packaging their beliefs in the lab coat of science and peer review.

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Improve The Way Your Business Does Everything

As an entrepreneur, you must do all you can to keep pushing for innovation and improvement, and that starts with your next step towards doing everything better.

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5 Things You Should Do If You Want To Have A Profitable Trade Show

Exhibiting at a tradeshow is a great way to raise brand awareness and to attract potential customers to your business, but the price you pay to exhibit at a show can be high, meaning that you need to pull out every trick in the book to ensure that you are getting your monies worth.

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How Startups are Helping People Get Through COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened many businesses, there is a silver lining in all of this. Some startups are setting up to help those who are struggling during this troubling time. It’s a moment when entrepreneurs are showing they care and responding to new needs.

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Does Your Business Need Digital Marketing?

Digital marketing can get a bad reputation for being invasive. It can include annoying ads, tracking you everywhere you go over the internet, popping up when you’re busy concentrating on something else, or getting in the way when you want to watch a video. Badly done digital marketing doesn’t help anyone, and it could even hurt your business, rather than improve it.

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How Advertising Has Changed Since The Digital Era

The advertising industry has changed dramatically over the last 25 years. With the birth of the internet and the rise of new technology and social media platforms, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the way we advertise new products and interact with businesses.

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I decided today to take as long a walk as possible

I decided today to take as long a walk as possible

I decided today to take as long a walk as possible. Sadly, today isn't as marvelous and glorious a day as it was yesterday—though who knows, I haven't spend any time outdoors in days as I am in self-quarantine.

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Digital Networking & How to Build Relationships on Screen

Studies show the importance of personal relationships in career advancement and business leadership over the usual ‘hard skills’ associated with technical knowledge and field expertise.

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Are QR Codes The Future Of Marketing?

If you’ve ever visited China, Kapan, or South Korea, then QR codes may not be new to you, but here in the US and in much of Europe, they’re still a relatively novel phenomenon.

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Technology Changes Within Businesses? Some Of The Ways You Can Take Advantage

Starting a business from nothing is always going to be a challenge, and with the enhancements of technology, it can now mean that you have many more different avenues that you can explore when it comes to making those changes. However, the big issue that entrepreneurs face is making the most of the different types of technology and options they have and making sure they take advantage of them within different aspects of their business.

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History of the Potomac Boat Club on the Potomac River in Washington, DC

History of the Potomac Boat Club on the Potomac River in Washington, DC

After I received some historical information about my local rowing club, the historical Potomac Boat Club (PBC) I wanted to learn more about my club (I'm a Senior Member) and I found this on the site. Enjoy!

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Framed history of the Potomac Boat Club dating from the Club's 60th birthday celebrations in 1929

Framed history of the Potomac Boat Club dating from the Club's 60th birthday celebrations in 1929

I am a Senior Member of the Potomac boat club, founded in 1869, and am damned proud of it. I really don't know that much about the club, I am sorry to say. But now, thanks to fellow Senior Member Nicholas Woodfield, I discovered the following "framed history dating from the Club's 60th birthday celebrations in 1929." Enjoy! It's both informative and extremely interesting. Sort of a written time capsule and love letter. Enjoy!

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Is Autonomy The End Of The Road For The Truck Industry? Don't Bet On It!

Every so often, a random commentator will proclaim the end of the truck industry as we know it. Some new technology will come along that will allow us to transport goods from A to B faster and cheaper.

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2007 Google Apps Case Study: Abraham Harrison manages a successful virtual business using Google Apps Premier Edition

2007 Google Apps Case Study: Abraham Harrison manages a successful virtual business using Google Apps Premier Edition

I was doing some searches on Google about Abraham Harrison, my first digital PR agency, and found this amazing old gem from 2007. AH was an earliest adopter of Google Apps and Google wrote a case study about the agency. I was living in Berlin at the time.

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Roku Smart Soundbar Review

Roku Smart Soundbar Review

My last splurge before lung-fishing into the Coronavirus bog is this Roku Smart Soundbar

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We at Gerris have returned to the drawing board

We at Gerris have returned to the drawing board

During the lull that's happened in the first weeks of the global Coronovirus shutdown, we at Gerris have returned to the drawing board to reconsider who and what we are as a team and an agency.

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That time Lori Gottlieb quoted me in the Atlantic about how women are too picky

That time Lori Gottlieb quoted me in the Atlantic about how women are too picky

Back in my 30s, my Renaissance Weekend friend formally interviewed me for an article she was writing for The Atlantic. I felt feelings of both pride and humiliation.

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A Social Media Conversation With Chris Abraham by The Buzz Bin

A Social Media Conversation With Chris Abraham by The Buzz Bin

Geoff Livingston interviewed me for The Buzz Bin back on July 19, 2007, and I discovered it today while Vanity Searching and thought I would revive it and share it with you here.

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Getting Your Master's in Computer Science

5 Reasons You Should Consider Getting Your Master's in Computer Science

A computer science degree opens the door to jobs in software design, network administration, app development, and IT support.

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