All Posts by Quentin Pain

Leaked Google Doc

Few people (except everyone into IM) realise that you can read the Google search patent publicly. Yes, Google it! Of course the patent (and there is more than one BTW) merely describes the mechanism, NOT how the elements of the algorithm are subtly changed multiple times during an unknown period. So, apart from that being […]

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Are You Getting Enough?

I am of course talking about MONEY. I was at a meeting tonight of people thinking about starting up their own business. It was run by a lovely lady called Amanda Carlin. Although it was only a small group, it was really interesting to see and hear their aspirations and plans. One of the discussions […]

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Offline Businesses And Internet Marketing

There is an incredible thing happening at the moment that few traditional businesses understand. It is the merging of ‘offline’ and ‘online’ marketing methods together with the underground IM (Internet Marketing) movement that has been growing exponentially since the late 1990’s. You may be thinking ‘well blimey Quentin that is bleeding obvious’ but you would […]

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3 Steps To Make Quality Products And Services

In chapter 15 of Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the author talks about the word ‘quality’ and how impossible it is to describe with any logic exactly what it is. Now here’s the thing. Most of us recognise quality, but what you think of quality may be completely different to someone […]

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How To Focus And Get Things Done

What exactly is focus? and why do most of us have problems with it. Here I am focusing on focus from a business perspective. The bottom line? if you are focusing on something that does not increase your profit then you are not focusing! Procrastination is the other name for this of course. Imagine what […]

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What’s In It For Me? 3 Steps To Success

What’s In It For Me or WIIFM is quoted numerous times by many experts as being the most important concept to understand about messaging, and I totally agree, provided that you get the other 2 M’s in marketing (Market and Media). But it will completely fail even with those things in place if you don’t know […]

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Derek Sivers Entrepreneur Guide

If you have never heard of Derek Sivers before, you are going to love this. He is the founder of CDBaby.com, who built the company from nothing, then sold it for millions and instead of buying a luxury yatch and living the life of O’Reilly, stuck the lot into a trust to help musicians. Now […]

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Change means Changing

Every 1st January a whole bunch of us attempt some change we feel we desperately need. We have tried this change on numerous occasions. It is a change we will fail. We just cannot make it stick. Why? It takes a lot of effort (energy) to change anything. But once the change sticks (if it’s a […]

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