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In 2008, I had an idea. It never came to fruition, but has always been a fond reminder of my unbridled ideation process: Identify a problem. Solve. Five years ago, I saw a problem (business cards are boring) and I took it upon myself to come up with a solution. I wanted to make business cards more exciting than the rectangular pieces of cardstock we all pass out, and end filing somewhere unseen, or simply throwing away. Nowadays, my favorite way to recycle business cards is to use them to give myself a manicure. On to my point…my idea: frisnesscards. Yes, frisnesscards. I was going to create a throwable business card – a cross between a Frisbee and a business card, (in case you didn’t “catch” that by the name). It’s not necessarily sustainable, because no one wants to hold 50 Frisbees in their briefcase (pockets are out of the question), but nonetheless it was an idea. As an entrepreneur, I constantly…

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Chopped Chit Chat

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If your WPM is fewer than, or equal to, your grandfather’s age on your fifth birthday, then please take typing lessons. I’m not referring to shorthand or txt lessons…no, I’m talking about cue, double you, e, are, tea, why (skills). Especially if you plan to use your keyboard to communicate via IM. Also, when IM’ing, prudently utilize the backwards L-shaped key – certainly if depressing that key results in a send. Receiving news in bits doesn’t bother me. Receiving news in broken bits is what really angers me. Respect the amount of time your recipient wastes watching the “Ross Clurman is currently typing” notification only to realize that you were just finishing your thought. And, under no circumstances should you follow the scattered sentence with a visit to their office, or a phone call for verbal translation.

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