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What better way to learn new techniques or get valuable advice than to ask someone with first-hand experience? American Express OPEN Forum is an advice-sharing platform built for entrepreneurs. The focus is on unlocking the collective knowledge of entrepreneurs and growth-minded business owners by creating a community where they can come together and share their…

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Having writer’s block? It happens to the best of us. And while no one has found a cure or solution to writer’s block, many have attempted. So this is my attempt, along with some ideas from Natalie Goldberg’s, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, to help all of you, and myself, beat it….

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Whoever said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” clearly had never heard of Freebie. Freebie is a mobile app that rewards its users with products, services and experiences from local businesses and brands for free. The company was started in Chicago (gotta rep my hometown), by Ben Rosenfield in September of 2012, and…

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Think back to your favorite memory. I bet you remember exactly where you were, what you were wearing, who you were with, what kind of day it was, the things you saw, heard, and smelled. Your senses play a huge part in the recall of that memory. Well, what if we took this concept of…

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I’m not much of a gamer, but I will say that when I do play them, I want to win. I mean come on, who doesn’t get a little bit competitive. The only problem with games though, is that when they’re over, they’re over. The satisfaction of winning is too short lived. Well, what if…

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By now, you’ve heard about Google Glass. But unless you won the lottery, you may not have had the chance to really investigate what it does. Google is attempting to change how we interact with data and the world. The debate rages on whether Google Glass will succeed or is worth the investment, but in…

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I’m one of those people who wants everything completely organized, at all times. This goes for the fridge, my room, even my computer. That’s why when I have about 13 tabs open on my Web browser, I get stressed and admit to feeling a little anxious. Call me crazy, I already know this. To solve…

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If you’re anything like me and my friends, you have enough embarrassing pictures of them to make a photo album. If you’re a lot like me and my friends… then you actually have a photo album filled with embarrassing pictures of all of you. The fact of the matter is, there are so many of…

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Here at Social Media Week, we strive for a gender 50/50 balance in all our activities and in all cities. Our current goal is to achieve this equal representation by the end of 2014, and it seems like we’re not the only one.< Yesterday, Mike Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Australia and New Zealand Banking…

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We all have that person who we follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or whatever social media platform it may be, for the sake of pure entertainment. They use thirty hashtags per post, update their status every 12 minutes, and say things that we absolutely don’t need to know about their lives. There are times you…

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