Category Archives: Boss

Encouraging Millennial Workforce

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Last time I discussed how to build a great team with millennials and how some of the old “best practices” just don’t work in the new world. Now, I’d like to turn your attention to a subject of appreciation and … Continue reading

Building A Millennial Team

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No matter what you’re doing in business, you are going to need great people to run it. And I’ve been fortunate to have some great people over the years but inevitably they were almost always surrounded by shit. At the … Continue reading

Here we go with 2018


Here we go with 2018! Hard to believe it’s been about 10 months since I wrote my last actual blog post. And what a frustrating, insane, motivating, and incredible ten months it’s been. Feels like a lifetime ago. Long story … Continue reading

Universal Basic Income & Robots

Boss, IT Business
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You may have noticed Bill Gates, Elon Musk and tons of other technology executives talking about the reality in which we will need far less humans for basic tasks like retail, manufacturing, driving and so on – tons of jobs … Continue reading

40oz of Determination

Boss, IT Business, Uncategorized
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Over the past few years I’ve dedicated much of my words on Vladville towards calling out the BS I saw as a threat to many people I do business with. As with all fraud, it all comes apart given the … Continue reading

Of Hustlers and Entrepreneurs

Boss, IT Business
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I love my boy Dre. In the 13 years that I’ve known him, he has made every single tshirt, hat, hoodie, jacket, flyer, visor, screen printed junk and piece of apparel ExchangeDefender logo has ever been on. And trust me, … Continue reading

Update on Work-Life Balance

Boss, Leisure
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As many of my long term followers know, I have a workaholics objection to the work-life balance bs. Once I meet someone that has become wildly successful working 8 hour days without compromising ethics or the law I will gladly … Continue reading

Ethics, Faith, Nationality & Business

Boss, IT Business
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There is a saying: It’s just business. Yet most people do not see their own values as separate from their business. It’s even more ridiculous among the millennial managed organizations who start with the social contract first (“Part of profits … Continue reading

Lose your illusion: Why inability to focus and embrace of distractions will leave you confused and unemployed

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Hat tip to Axl Rose. Before I start this motivational rant, let me tell you where I’m coming from. These days I spend most of my OWN/XD time talking to partners and helping them build sustainable, growing businesses. Most of … Continue reading

There is something about Bobby

Boss, IT Business
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One of the best thing about my business is that it gave me the opportunity to travel all over the world and meet some great people. And no matter how nice, many that get to know me eventually say something … Continue reading