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Daniel DiPiazza

Why Gen Y Needs to Build Something That Lasts Forever

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 11, 2013

I’ve been off the radar for a little bit.  Not writing much…. In the depths of summer, grinding it out in New York City building a company. Sometimes I ask myself, is this for me? This week I lost my voice.  Why?  Because I didn’t sleep much.  I was at the office at 7:45AM, back to back to back sales calls, two meetings, being interviewed on a podcast,…

How The Top 1% Actually Makes Progress (aka the Seinfeld Solution)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 13, 2013

Productivity sucks. For one, it’s hard. I mean, let’s face it – every single time I sit down to “get something done”, it almost never happens. At first, I thought it was just me. I thought that maybe there was some malfunction in my brain that made it physically impossible for me to focus on important tasks when the sweet, sweet Facebook newsfeed is only a click away.…

How to Stand Out When Your Competition is Bigger, Badder and Richer

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / July 9, 2013

Welcome to 2013. The absolute worst time in history for those looking to do something unique. Long gone are the days when to “matter” we just had to create something “pretty good” and scream at the top our lungs about it. Now there’s a sea of “us”. And they’re all doing exactly what we’re doing…or what we want to be doing. It’s depressing. And it’s noisy. Questions: What…

Hacking Elance – The Step by Step Guide to How I Made $23,700 in 4 Weeks

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Startup Advice / June 6, 2013

At 24 quit my dead end restaurant job and launched a SAT test prep company. Things were going great and business was going well. But preparing students for a comprehensive exam is no easy task. It’s actually quite exhausting. Gradually I began to wonder if there was anything I could do that would: a.) Allow me to work remotely, so I could take my work with me and…

Lessons from Fight Club: The Hard Fist of Rejection

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 8, 2013

I don’t know whether I’m masochistic or just unlucky, but it seems that I have a lust for the path of greatest resistance. All of the hobbies and careers I’ve pursued thus far seem to have extremely high rates of failure amongst participants. From acting, to competitive bodybuilding, to entrepreneurship, it seems that I like swimming with the sharks. And trust me, I’ve gotten bitten my fair share.…

The 70% Solution: Just Do it!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 15, 2012

In the words of Renee Zelweger’s character in Jerry McGuire, the geniuses at Nike’s marketing department “had me at hello.” What other company on the planet besides Nike has been able to create an iconic brand around 3 words? Just Do It. It’s so simple, yet the concept of just doing something sheds light on the fact that in many cases, we just aren’t doing anything. Or we…

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