Tag Archives: business

Why are you building someone else’s Web 2.0 wealth?

There are many community based sites on the Web2.0… and many of them are private companies, not foundations. While many of them claim to have altruistic motives, sometimes the motivation of money can be much stronger than the notion of building a unique service that helps humanity. For most users, that’s fine because they don’t really worry about such… Read More »

Google Traffic: Help! What should I do now?

The real question is how do you grow your business? Yesterday is gone, today is here. Tomorrow is the opportunity. I do believe that ‘the build content and visitors will come from Google’ days are over. Google is now increasingly ranking existing traffic. In other words, if you’re already popular, expect to get found in Google, but if… Read More »

Coca Cola (NYSE: KO) Can Coca Cola stock keep growing?

In this report, we’ll be looking at Coca Cola Company. The Coca Cola stock price has rebounded on the basis of a good business model, a good profit margin, increasing dividends and a great PE, even Buffett seems to like owing this stock. Shouldn’t you? The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) Coca-Cola is a product that is consumed in… Read More »

Kiva Supporter: Give Entrepreneurs a Chance

I’ve been a small time supporter of Kiva for a while, and recently I’ve been focusing on those entrepreneurs who grow coffee for us or those in the coffee business. But just supported a new borrower who’s growing coffee in Honduras, one of my favorite coffee origins. See the jpeg for more information. Take a look for yourself.

Whats The Purpose Of The Stock Market For Businesses, As Well As The Average Investor?

The purpose of the stock market is for both companies and investors to make money. Starting and running a company requires cash. there are many ways to get cash. One of them is becoming a publicly traded company and selling a percentage of your ownership. That’s the business side. And it’s a business side that several prominent social… Read More »

Needing someone to manage YOUR online reputation these days?

After giving Reputation.com a thorough look-through, I was quite impressed by what the site offers. Although I personally am not in need of the services, at least not yet, I believe that what this site provides is essential for a person promoting themselves as a novelist, businessperson, dentist, or any professional who relies on the www for their… Read More »

Would you gamble? Would you start a business?

This follows an interesting discussion we’ve been having on Forumosa about starting businesses. Of course, though, I wouldn’t equate gambling with starting a business. Why? Apart from the odds issue, there are far more factors that you can control when you start a business. If you gamble, esp. in a casino, the odds are absolutely stacked against you:… Read More »

Of Business, the Web 2.0 and Taiwan: Does it all fit together at Nozkidz.com?

Recently, Adam Rahman from Singapore wrote and asked if he could interview me. Of course, I was flattered. Adam is a student at the Singapore Management University. It turns out he was interested in the growth of social media in the Taiwan and its applications to businesses. I only hope that I don’t disappoint him with my answers.… Read More »

From Profession to Business: 3 things I learned about customers

I’ve had quite a checkered history of entrepreneurialism, and it wasn’t till I came to Taiwan that I discovered that part of my soul. Although it was in my previous professional field, ESL teaching, it made no difference. I found myself contracting out as a tutor, advising students, editing, and a whole bunch more that came with the… Read More »