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Big Tent Ideas
May 24, 2016

3 Old-Fashioned Business Practices I Still Use (and you should, too)

I have observed that there are 3 old-fashioned business practices that need to be revived. These 3 practices seem to have died of neglect, and not of malicious intent, so I can't blame a singular person or event for their demise.…
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BrandingCPG
August 23, 2015

From Subs to Supps: Rise of the YouTube Sport Supplement Brands

I am a former obese man. Having struggled with nutrition and being overweight as a young man, I found myself  looking down at a scale in 2002 that was climbing past 325 lbs. I couldn't look at what that final…
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Web Design
June 13, 2015

What I Learned From A WordPress Security Nightmare

It seems we can't go a full week without reading a headline about a website security breach. Usually the story is about a big corporation because in headline news, the old adage "if it bleeds, it leads" is still applicable…
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Web Design
March 31, 2015

What Is A Mobile-Friendly Website, And Why Does It Matter?

Google sees that we search for content on mobile devices with increasing frequency, and they are making big changes to adapt to our changing search habits. As of April 21, 2015, Google will rank mobile-friendly website higher than those that are…
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Big Tent Ideas
March 18, 2015

In Defense Of Using A WordPress Theme

Those of us who create websites for a living have a lot of foundational agreement on how great WordPress is as a platform. Yet there is topic area that I cannot agree on with my peers: The idea that pros don't use themes for WordPress;…
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Big Tent Ideas
February 21, 2015

“Entrepreneur Mind Hacks” Interview

Per my last post about being a contributor to Carey Green's 2-book series, "Entrepreneur Mind Hacks," I chatted with him about my contribution to the books on the topic of Staying Productive. Watch below, and remember, if you want to pick up…
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Big Tent Ideas
February 5, 2015

Honored to part of new book, “Entrepreneur Mind Hacks”

When Carey Green approached me last year to be a contributor to his forthcoming book, "Entrepreneur Mind Hacks," I had two immediate reactions. First, I was honored that Carey would ask me to contribute. I have nothing but respect for…
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Big Tent Ideas
December 31, 2014

4 Branding Trends I Experienced in 2014

A week from right now we will well into 2015, and I have a hunch that 2015 will be another year of surprises in branding, just as 2014 was. Throughout 2014 I kept tabs on what my branding agency was being…
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Big Tent Ideas
November 11, 2014

Better Branding Works In Political Campaigns

Until November 4, 2014 every political campaign my business had designed for ended up losing. Sure, the losing campaigns amounted to a whopping two campaigns, but it was enough for me to question if this was a worthy niche to work…
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Big Tent Ideas
October 28, 2014

Dan Crask to be guest on The Gary Smith Show

For Immediate Release: Dan Crask will be a guest on The Gary Smith Show on 1 November 2014 at 11:00am to 12:00pm (Eastern Time) to discuss "Why Wordpress Is Like Building A Deck." This is an audio companion to Dan's recent…
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Big Tent IdeasWeb Design
September 20, 2014

The Big Bad Screen Scroll Monster

I have forwarded this article from UX Magazine to a few select clients, and after a few days of thinking it through I believe it is worth sharing here. A lot of the article reads as inside baseball, but there's one section…
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Big Tent Ideas
July 31, 2014

An ‘Online First’ Mindset for Packaging?

Now this is fascinating stuff. For the past 2 or so years my business has been helping guide businesses into the mindset that mobile really matters in the path to purchase. The space where web experiences interact with on-shelf experiences…
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