Find your future by asking the right questions

By rickColosimo / August 7, 2013 /

Not too long ago I met a bright recent college grad, who was trying to decide what to do for a year before she committed to medical school (which is a big commitment in so many many ways). Here’s my version of advice to college students or recent grads (and frankly it would be even…

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Flipping freemium on its head

By rickColosimo / April 14, 2013 /

I recently read a post that pushed “freemium” companies to start charging right away — to put the paid offering on the table to see who will buy how much at what price. It’s good advice, of course, but really in many ways just an okay read; nothing you haven’t already read somewhere else. But…

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Stupid people don’t know they’re stupid

By rickColosimo / April 5, 2011 /

For those who wonder why I’ll still bet on the US…. At least one BRIC country isn’t quite so daunting: Deepak Sharma, 26, failed several exams when he was enrolled at a top engineering college outside of Delhi, until he finally figured out the trick: Writing his mobile number on the exam paper. That’s what…

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How to be a friend

By rickColosimo / January 25, 2011 /

Seth wrote a nice post called “I’ve got your back.” It reminded me instantly of two very different posts I’ve written that are about the same thing: needing a ranger buddy and character. What do all of these have in common? On the one hand, they’re about trusting someone because that person is trustworthy and…

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