## ODonnellWeb – Tag Business

I think I had this job once. Or twice.

Posted on 02/15/2017 in misc • Tagged with Books, Business, Internet

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons

Another budget Kindle special. Dan, a 52 year old unemployed journalist, gets a PR job with pre-IPO Hubspot. Hilarity ensures, mostly in Dan's telling of the mismanaged disaster Hubspot is. I always though that software was BS, so I ...

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HGTV is Evil

Posted on 02/06/2017 in misc • Tagged with TV, Business


Before I get into this I have to admit that I partake of way more of HGTV's evil than is probably healthy. So why do I think HGTV is evil?

Every show on that network is basically selling the idea that your life is not good enough as is ...

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Friends with pricetags

Posted on 01/08/2017 in misc • Tagged with Parenting, Business

McDonalds play area

Today’s Washington Post has this completely absurd story about a woman in DC that has turned a neighborhood playgroup into a $300,000 a year business.


I totally get the desire of parents with young kids to meet and connect with other parents with similar aged kids. Been ...

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Why Is Your Name Upside-Down? Stories From A Life In Advertising by David Oakley

Posted on 10/28/2015 in misc • Tagged with Books, Non-fiction, Business


Last weekend I was skimming Twitter and I saw a tweet from David Oakley offering free copies of his book. The tweet was less than a minute old, and I'd had his book on my wish list for a while. I clicked through and the freebies were gone, so ...

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Posted on 05/15/2015 in misc • Tagged with Books, Business

Remote by Jason Fried

"Long commutes make you fat, stressed, and miserable. Even short commutes stab at your happiness." That’s Remote in a nutshell. It’s part manifesto and part how-to guide for working remotely. I’m sold.

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Posted on 03/24/2015 in misc • Tagged with Business, Economics

Throughout history scarcity has been the defining characteristic of economics, and really of power and control in general. It does power the law of supply and demand, the fundamental tenant of microeconomics, after all. People with information not accessible to others, or governments or groups with access to weapons not ...

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