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Jim to Speak at Leadership Pasadena’s Business and Economics Session This Saturday

This Saturday, Jim will speak at Leadership Pasadena's Business and Economics Session. His 30-minute presentation, titled "Building A Successful E-Commerce Business," starts at 2:10pm and will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A. This Leadership Pasadena session offers an economic snapshot of the City in the context of the larger economy, as a backdrop to discussions with local business leaders about current economic health and challenges facing the City and the region. Learn more about Leadership Pasadena. Got a comment or question? Join...

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Playing Santa

Last week, I went to the Aspen Live conference in Aspen Colorado, which caused me to miss the Goldstar holiday party. I know, I know, you're crying your eyes out for me. Still, I hated missing chance to socialize with the Goldstar gang, so we decided to do something extra. With the help of a few wonderful members of the Goldstar team, we created what we called the Sugarplum Soirée. This was an event held in my office here in...

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Word Stock

Word Stock Market: Bowl Game

The Word Stock Market is an occasional feature on SellingOut.com, where I will tell you whether to buy, sell or hold a certain word based on whether that word has a strong future or has seen better days. For example, if you’d bought the word “hybrid” 10 years ago (when it meant a cross between a horse and a donkey, not an eco-friendly car), you’d be rich today. On the other hand, if you’d bought “digital camera,” you’d be...

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Bright Ideas

Make Somebody’s Thanksgiving Better, in Just a Click or Two

I’m really proud of something that we do at Goldstar this time every year. We call it the Thanksgiving Appeal, and it’s a time when we ask Goldstar members (and everybody else) to support a local organization. These organizations support low-income and homeless people throughout the year, but many of them really turn it on at the holidays because the need becomes all the more acute. I’ll tell you how this started. It was our second year in business -- 2003....

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