On a gram-per-gram basis chia seeds contain;
- 15 x more magnesium than broccoli
- 7 x more vitamin C than oranges
- 6 x more calcium than milk
- 3 x more antioxidants than blueberries
- 3 x more iron than spinach
If that’s not enough to make any health nut swoon, Chia seeds also…
I recently got a request from @marcusedvalson that I’d like to tackle …
@ryancarson Would love to hear an unfiltered bulleted list of advice for first time founders / startups. Do’s, Don’ts, Must’s— Marcus Edvalson (@marcusedvalson) June 7, 2012
Based on running my own companies…
The Scanomat Top Brewer - with iPad Control
This is better than Starbucks…because there’s a midget inside that is your personal barista.
No price tag yet, but I’m sure it won’t be too hilariously overpriced. Hopefully.
Time Wasting: the New Divide
Matt Richtel’s New Yorker piece, titled “Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era” explores the divide between how children of poorer families and well-off families spend time online.
Summary: poorer kids use the Internet more for entertainment, while richer kids are more likely to be taught to use online for some educational purposes.
Also: check out this time management toolset by MindTools that MAY (and ONLY if you stay off reddit, whatshouldwecallme, pintrest and The Superficial) improve your management skills. Go now, before you forget:
Emerson Spartz - Entrepreneur since age 12
Check out Spartz’s interview with Red Rocket’s George Deeb (click through).
Then, toddle on over to “the luckiest man in the world’s” website and read more:
Emerson’s “magic to making something go viral is to: (i) remove any barriers that impede virility (give users the tools they need); (ii) plant the seeds with the highest demanded “fat tail” content (tested ahead of time in small sample pools); and (iii) repeat the process in other like-minded communities.”
Fast Company Feat: ZIBA
Example of a great business idea: clothes hanger that doesn’t stretch the neck of your clothes.
The Big Snit - by Richard Conde
One of my favourite videos.
"Well pull my lips off. Looks like ahh..a bunch of people..uh..must be some sort of…ah….is there some sort of parade on?"
When Goofs and Gaffes Become Learning Opportunities
FastCompany interviewed Douglas Lebda, CEO of LendingTree for 30 seconds. Here’s what he has to say about making mistakes.
Summary: Say sorry. Learn from it. Move on.
While I was working at Indochino (http://www.indochino.com/), I met a gentleman named Chris. While I fitted him for a suit, we discussed our employment situations. After hearing about my love of working with people and my entrepreneurial thoughts, he recommended that I check out The Hub. It’s a place where social entrepreneurs can work together to develop ideas and to be creative. There’s an open get together every Friday from 5-7pm, where noobs can drop by and check out the space. You should probably drop by.
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MONEYNING: Nine Ways to Start Earning Extra Money on the Side
1. Do your research (Craigslist, Ebay, Google statistics) and find out what people are buying.
2. Figure out a way to improve a product or service that is already out there, or create your own unique solution to a problem.
3. Create a basic outline of where you are now, and where you want to be in a set time. Fill in how you’re going to get there (buying a domain name, creating a business plan, writing your company profile, finding your target demographic).
ps If you keep drawing a complete blank, but you still want to make the monies, check out this linke for “15 Ways to Earn Money” (http://moneyning.com/make-money/15-ways-to-earn-extra-money/), you lazy…computer user, you.
The Social Media Etiquette Handbook
Techmedia’s 2008 handbook is still relevant today, and can be applied to all new forms of social media. The bottom line is to continue to be more like Reese Witherspoon than Lindsay Lohan.
Quick Tips of What Not to Do
Lindsay Lohan: Ask for an introduction instead of randomly adding someone.
Super Lindsay Lohan: Adding a stranger and repeatedly asking for favours.
Lindsay Lohan: Mass following everyone and then discussing All About You.
Super Lindsay Lohan: Follow someone and then when that person follows you back, unfollow them. Proceed to discuss an inflated level of awesomeness.
Lindsay Lohan: Adding your entire address list to your LinkedIn profile.
Super Lindsay Lohan: Asking every addition for a recommendation.
*It is highly unlikely that LiLo would use LinkedIn, so this is a hypothetical scenario.