Author: matthew.marcus

Tempurpedic vs Casper : A Mattress Comparison

A little over 10 months ago, I purchased a Tempur-Pedic mattress to replace my large, spring-loaded, pillow-top mattress. What on Earth prompted me to spend $2400 on a new mattress? Two words: my back. For years, my back has given

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The Professional Life Matrix (v2)

The Matrix has been reloaded! While preparing for a recent presentation I gave about the PLM at KU, I realized the PLM (v1) wasn’t quite right. Specifically, the RISK line didn’t make sense. In that first version, the Intrapreneur was shown

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The Royals Win the 2014 World Series (in a parallel universe)!

I just had a thought… In a parallel universe, Alex Gordon didn’t stop at 3rd after his massive hit in the 9th inning. Instead, he rounded 3rd hard and fast, and he continued steaming towards home plate to an awaiting Buster

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The Professional Life Matrix

In April of 2013, Professor James Gentry (aka Jimmy), professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism, asked if I would come speak to his Entrepreneurship for Communicators class about the differences between working at a corporation and working at a startup. I’m

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Ready … Set … TXT!

So, my last post (ages ago) was about the pending and inevitable demise of TXT messaging. However, until that day arrives, TXT messaging it shall be for this guy. Which brings me to a thought I had yesterday. You see,

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Rest in peace, SMS TXT

Considering 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

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Legos and Startups: Undo Them

One 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,

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120% Effort for 40% Gain

Last 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

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Thanks for stopping by…

Hey 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

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