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As far as work ethic, we as humans can learn a lot from ants. Don’t be nice, be kind.

Free trials. Ah, yes. Don’t you love them? What better way to test the waters and show customers why they should keep that membership active. For many subscription-based companies, this is where they will either grow tenfold or fold under pressure. It’s easy to give something away for free and it’s sometimes a pain to get them to stay. To better understand this, we have to see things from a customers perspective in order to keep them coming back. Like courting in a sense.

Companies that offer free trials (or freemiums) should understand that trials are feelers for customers who…


Cryptocurrency

Never underestimate the good boy coin

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2020 was a good year for cryptocurrency. 2021 seems to be an even better one.

Who knew a meme coin would become a serious consideration for wealth?

Created by Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus, Dogecoin started as a “joke” in 2013. It’s based on the “Doge” meme which depicts a cartoon version of a Shiba Inu, a breed of Japanese hunting dog. The years of operation helped Dogecoin achieve legitimacy and credibility only a few coins have. As of this writing, Dogecoin is among the top 10 cryptocurrencies, currently taking the number 5 spot.

Dogecoin would soon develop a core…


Thoughts while in solitude

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Over analyzing
Introspection and sadness
Detachment
The dissatisfaction of society

There’s a shortage
Deep connections
Non-existent
Do we speak the same language?

Starved of relation
Always lost in translation
A foreigner of communication
Who can understand me?

Am I too strange?
Too complex to comprehend?
I believe I’m a simple man
What does that say about them?

I’m a thinker in isolation
What people avoid, I call home
Exploring the wonders of my mind
Searching for the unknown

It feels like a curse
To not be heard
Misinterpretations of my every word
What purpose will my speaking serve?

It’s also…


It’s time to get back to business

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There’s a quote that’s been running through my head lately.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over again expecting different results.”

I plead guilty to insanity.

I’m no stranger to reinventing myself. This time will mean more than it ever has.

Somewhere along the way, I lost my “why”. I forgot who or what I was achieving success for. My chest sunk in shame realizing that I sabotaged my progress by getting in my own way.

I sat on the floor for almost two hours. I reflected on my life and played different scenarios in my head. It didn’t matter…


Use your brain to make gains

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Okay newbs, this one is for you.

If you’re one of those who started throwing money into meme stocks in hopes to get rich. I have some news for you:

That’s NOT how you get rich.

Sure, you have some people who get lucky and enter at the right time. Unfortunately, most people aren’t as lucky.

Most people are the get-rich-quick type who just want to make a quick buck. There are also those who are looking to trade with legit interest. Whatever your intentions are, you can benefit from what I’m telling you.

The point of covering your trades…


A poem about experiences

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I’d ask myself from time to time How often she wandered through my mind Wanting to provide a place called home With kids and a big yard for a dog to roam Was I in love? I wanted so much for us In a world where bigger is better It was the little things that mattered the most Her raspy voice, her warming smile as she said my name The way my heart would beat intensely whenever she walked in the room I’d seen her many times before, yet I was awestruck as if it were the first Was I…


The total package of brains and beauty

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When you think of models from the '90s, what names come to mind? Is it Naomi Campbell? Linda Evangelista? Christy Turlington? Maybe it’s Cindy Crawford.

In a Euro-centric industry, one woman would go from a relative unknown to one of the biggest models of her time.

That woman was Yasmeen Ghauri. Born in Montreal, Canada to a German mother and Pakistani father, Yasmeen was discovered at age 17 while working at McDonald's.

At a time when few minority women were active, Ghauri became the face of Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino, Versace, Hermès, and other brands. Her beauty and walk commanded…


It’s like stocks, but with personality

A visitor studies Andy Warhol, Dollar Signs, 1981, at Sotheby’s, London in 2015. Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images.

Traditionally, investors have placed their money into stocks, bonds, and cash expecting a return on investment. Over the years, the markets haven’t proved to be as lucrative as one desired. Volatility and uncertainty have left some investors disillusioned and burned by the markets.

The main asset classes have increasingly driven investors to seek larger returns by investing in alternative assets.

Alternatives not only offer the possibility of generating reasonable returns. They perform in ways that are loosely correlated to the stock market. Alternatives are known to remain unaffected during market downturns. …


Prophecy is being fulfilled

WallStreetBets has had its fair share of infamy. Back in 2019, the Reddit-based community was in the news for a “hack” that allowed users to trade with unlimited margin. Now, they’re in the news for skyrocketing Gamestop ($GME), Blackberry ($BB), and AMC Theatres ($AMC) to record highs. With Robinhood as WSB’s weapon of choice, investors are throwing caution to the wind in the name of big tendies.

Everyone wasn’t amused about the sudden price fluctuation. Investors who shorted GameStop were now caught in a short squeeze. Melvin Capital, a New York hedge fund, had shorted GameStop early in 2020.

An…

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