Have you noticed the increasing number of news articles and you tube videos that mention the rise of voice powered search? Alexa, Echo, Google Home, Siri all capture our imagination but underdeliver in real world situations.

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We all have voice apps embedded into the operating system of our smartphone. Voice to text and voice recorder features are ubiquitous. Apps that understand your natural language voice commands are available for download in App Stores.

Please use the comments below to share what you think the future holds for voice app developers, tech early adopters, and sales executives at technology companies.

Open source software and stealth startups alike are investing in voice. For example, Common Voice is Mozilla’s code for, “teaching machines how real people speak”. You can go to https://dictation.io/ and if you don’t mind the ads, the app will transcribe what you say with a high degree of accuracy in many different languages. …


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This post is meant to be a resource for angel investors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

My goal is to help you understand the options for funding software development; budget and raise capital.


The only reason to buy art is because your love for the artwork. Those that speculate in an art’s future sale price tend to lose money because art is illiquid.

At auction, art buyers pay 25% of first $200,000 of the hammer price; 20% of amount above $200,000 to $3 million; 12% of excess over $3 million (previously $2 million).

Luckily, thrift stores are a great alternative to Christies and Sotheby’s. In August 2018, I visited my local Goodwill in the West End neighborhood of Atlanta and fell in love with a 6 foot wide oil painting.


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Adoption of Agile project management continues to grow month by month!

The goal of this blog post is to highlight what has changed in less than a year since we published two eBooks highlighting what Agile can do for small businesses and for Search Funds.

Clients now pay Bain & Company’s Global Innovation Practice to implement Agile:

“We are happy to help you discover, design, and develop this product. But what if we were to help you create an agile team to do it? We can coach you and serve as subject matter experts in the development process. You will learn more satisfying and productive ways of working, and after we leave — when there is a strong chance that the product will need to be changed, you will know how to do it.” (Darrell K. …


Once upon a time, to tell a computer what to do, you had to code:

“if this, then that.”

Now you can tell a computer:

“learn from how my inputs and outputs compare.”

A computer now has the ability to predict the right output by means of artificial intelligence.

Consider what this means for route optimization and preventative maintenance in the logistics industry.

Those with the most data, the owners of big data sources, are in the best position to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.

Investors poured $304 million dollars into Flexport’s modern software to, “fix the user experience in global trade as a full-service global freight forwarder and logistics platform”.

  • Hire an entry level developer with machine learning experience. …


Make money outside of a normal full time job. Step by step instructions on how to be a partimepreneur:

Your Options

  1. Arbitrage
  2. Skilled Trade
  3. Dirty Work

Consider “where would I be the most successful?”

  • buy something at a lower cost then sell it at a high price
  • study and solve difficult challenges with precision and convenience to paying customers
  • do the dirty work that most refuse, physical day labor is always in short supply
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https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=part%20time%20jobs,extra%20income,remote%20jobs,make%20money

Where to start

  1. Find what inspires you on #sidehustle
  2. Forum Discussion: Hobby Money Possible?
  3. Legitimate Extra Income Q&A on Quora
  4. Amazon Fullfilment Facebook Group
  5. Blog Post on Monetizing Twitter
  6. Freelancer Community on Reddit
  7. Digital Nomads Forum
  8. Internet Marketing Community and…


Winter’s Coming”. The problem of homelessness in Atlanta worsens over time until a majority of people act to make things different.

John Berry Chief Executive Officer, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia wrote about homelessness:

“the majority of those persons are becoming homeless based on the rising housing costs and stagnation in wages in lower paying skilled jobs”

I instantly thought about the homelessness I see around me, everyday. Lucky for me I purchased a home for under $200,000 about one year ago. I landed on the Westview neighborhood because of affordability and accessibility to the Atlanta Beltline.

Most of my neighbors rent. …


TL;DR: Create a spreadsheet with sources, facts and data related to the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats concerning who you sell to, who you need to buy from, and everyone else that spends money or makes money because of your service or product or the lack thereof.

Hi. My name is Nir. I run a Search Fund called Grafting Legacy. We work with retired executives from an NYSE listed company that grew by acquiring other companies. I realized working with them would teach me how to avoid the mistakes I made as a founder of my tech startup, Campus Bubble.

I read a post on Hacker News titled, “Ask HN: Any recommended resources to learn market analysis?”. …

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Dad told me I write well so here I write.

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