Hello there! I’m Richard, and welcome to my bio page!
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In my years of working in corporate and startups, I’ve always been taught one fundamental principle in business: always focus on the bigger picture.
This is because the bigger picture provides you guidance on what to aim for when growing a business. After all, this is what makes money for a company or empowers employees to help guide them to a destination.
In the “Double Helix,” James Watson’s 1968 memoir about discovering the structure of DNA, he goes into extensive detail around the work he and his partner Francis did, which eventually garnered a Noble Prize.
Of course, every success…
Too often, I see people go, “I want to start my own company,” and then months later, nothing happens. For those who take the leap, the majority either never scales into anything significant or eventually fails.
After all, 90% of new startups fail for various reasons, from product-market fit, team or cash flow problems.
The truth is, being an entrepreneur is tough work and isn’t as lavish as the media paints it out to be.
Now I am not saying it’s not rewarding or something you shouldn’t pursue. The least you get is experience within the industry, especially building something…
April was an exciting month for technology.
Companies Apple and Twitter announced new features and products and we’ve seen more competition heat up for big audio room social media application, Clubhouse.
Interestingly enough, we also saw big movements from cryptocurrency, especially Dogecoin and the developments it had over the last month. It was definitely a super exciting month for dogecoin, especially with the fuel that Elon Musk gave it over 2021 so far.
So let’s dive into the technology wrap for the month of April 2021.
There’s a saying that the rich will keep on getting richer, and there is some truth in this phrase.
Paul Graham’s recent blog (the founder of Y Combinator) talks about how people become wealthy today by comparing the Forbes 100 wealthiest people list from the 1980s with the present one.
Of the 100, 60 inherited from an ancestor in the 1980s. Today that number is only 27, which is a substantial drop. It doesn’t mean, however, that people have stopped inheriting (I mean, who would ever reject that).
Everyone loves free stuff.
For businesses, especially startups, keeping costs to a minimum is important for your cash flow. This has been essential during the pandemic, where we are still adjusting to the current economic environments.
Although some costs may be inevitable, there are great tools out there that you can leverage in a free capacity for however long.
A lot of the time, when you’re first starting or growing your startup, building your stack doesn’t necessarily have to break your bank.
I have tested many tools over the years, and these have helped me the most, especially at the…
Have you ever thought about a transition into marketing as a career, or perhaps you’ve seen a $1000 course online that promises to “make you a better marketer”?
I’ve even seen friends approach me about marketing courses that cost thousands of dollars that they were interested in doing and wanted my specific feedback on it.
For me personally, the majority of these courses are relatively useless.
I’m not necessarily saying that every course shouldn’t have a cost attached to it, but in those cases, there is a specific need in mind (e.g., …
Marketing has evolved through the decades into a variety of roles and responsibilities. We’ve seen changes to strategies on how we do marketing today, from broad-based targeting to more niche account-based marketing.
But long ago, marketing roles would be defined as a set of tasks and nothing more. Although still applicable in more traditional industries, many roles of today require multiple hats and skills from other fields.
Although marketing, UX, and design have always been relatable, it has historically always been completely different fields of work with very different expected skill sets.
As we enter the year 2021, we have…
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I decided to launch two new initiatives with the CornerTech and Marketing brand:
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If you’re a gamer or someone who keeps up…
Alright, starting off, $100 is not a lot of money.
It’s definitely some pocket change, but I am still proud to have made my first $100 off a platform that, in my opinion, has become quite saturated over the years.
I am also competing in a very tight niche which is gaming.