Rest in peace, SMS TXT

RIP-SMSConsidering today’s Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp* for the paltry sum of $19B, I thought it would be a good time to write about something I’ve been thinking about for a while now: the end of SMS TXT messaging. I’m certainly not the first person to broach this subject. Molly McHugh wrote a nice article about the subject for Digital Trends back in 2011. But a lot has changed since then, including the creation and subsequent acquisition of a few messaging apps like GroupMe and WhatsApp.

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Legos and Startups: Undo Them

LegosOne of the things I love most about air travel is it affords me the opportunity to disconnect from the all-consuming Interwebs. Even when in-flight Wi-Fi is an option, I choose to take advantage of the down time to read, relax and let my mind wander freely.

On a recent Southwest flight while perusing their Spirit magazine, I came across an interesting article about Lego. The author, Melinda Mahaffey Icden, talks about the soaring popularity of Legos, especially among the nostalgic adult generation. The enduring fascination with Legos has spawned adult fans of Legos (AFOLs) to emerge from all corners of the globe, connect via social media and play like kids again. In turn, this is pushing the toy originally made for children to new heights.

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120% Effort for 40% Gain

Everyday I'm HustlinLast Tuesday, while I was sending emails, researching investors, tweaking our business plan, reviewing our financials, testing our mobile app and preparing to meet with our biz dev team to talk about sales strategies, I was reminded of a question a friend asked me recently.  “Matthew, why are you always working?”

She’s right, I am pretty much always working.  Being an entrepreneur certainly takes a lot of hustle, determination and long hours on a continual basis.  But why?  How come entrepreneurs and startup all-stars have to work so much and so often?

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Marcus LIHey there!  How’s it goin?  I didn’t see you come in, but thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

In case we haven’t met before, my name is Matthew.  Nice to meet you.  I’m an entrepreneur and philanthropist working on this, that and the other.  It’s what I do.  Feel free to read more about me and what I’m doing these days by clicking here.

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