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Goin Out West


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What a month – I graduated, married an amazing woman, and drove a very moderately sized Honda to Arizona with all of my stuff boxed up behind it. Chelsea was even sweet enough to come along for the ride. In an attempt to make the most of it (why would you ever make anything less?)

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Progress on the motorbike.


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I’ve fit the factory scrambler exhaust and sealed the CB450 tank. The last sunny day one of the carbs cut out, so maybe I’ll be able to track down and remove whatever was blocking the main jet when I pull her apart today. The good news is that it’s above freezing and sunny, so this

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Dear UX/UI Designers, Please stop poaching “Product Design”


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So, you design products . . . thats great. Can you touch it? (if “it” wasn’t there, would the touchable parts still exist?) Do you have to balance the complex relationship between production and sales (aka. do you have to build each one before a person can buy it?) In a pinch, could you use

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Business Bout: Venture Bootcamp.


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What a weekend! We had access to incredible information and coaching all weekend. As a team, we made some big decisions and realizations that give us a much more concrete understanding of our development vector as well. We were having trouble reconciling our consumer sales model with the developing user support model. Our two patrons just

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Social Entrepreneurship


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I’m taking a class at Carnegie Mellon focused on creating successful socially focused business ventures. I’m a week in and it’s good. The first day our professor, Tim Zak said that all ventures, it could be argued, are social ventures. On average, an entrepreneurial team only captures 2% of the value it creates. The rest

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Business Bout


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We have been chosen to move forward in Pittsburgh’s Business Bout. This is very exciting for our LUV-Water Project as we will be participating in a Startup Venture Bootcamp that is run by Thrill Mill. Classes start tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited. To learn more about Thrill Mill, the Business Bout, or the

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