Getting Paid to Learn

We all want our dream job, or to run our own companies. In reality its a lot easier said then done. In reality we need a job that pays the bills and cant wait out the search for the perfect situation. Which leads to the question, what kind of job should you settle for when you cant or dont have the job you want ?

Not everyones situation is going to be the same, but for the recent graduate, the answer is pretty straightforward, at least I thought it was when I graduated. You continue your education.

Go back to school ? No. Get your MBA ? No.

For most recent college grads, you just spent the last 4 or so years paying tuition to get an education. Now that you have graduated, its your chance to get paid to learn.

When I graduated from Indiana, I certainly didnt dream of working for a bank. I wanted a job where I could learn more about computers. So I took a job working for Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh. Ihelped on systems conversions. Taking old manual systems atsmall banks and helping them convert to automated systems.I wasnt that good at it. The job was fun for the first couple months because I worked with a lot of fun people. But as the months wore on, I liked it less and less, and I had to tell myself more and more,exactly why I was there.I was getting paid to learn about how computers work, how big companies work, how middle managers work and that wasa whole lotbetter than paying tuition to get a business education.

Ilasted all of 9 months at that job. I lasted about 8 months at my next job,working for a company called Tronics 2000. At Tronics 2000, our mission was to try franchise the TV repair industry. Thecompany was supposed to be entrepreneurial. It was supposed to be looking at expanding intofranchsing into the computer repair business.(They had me write an analysis of the opportunity in myoff time). As it turns out, it basically was none of the above. But I got paid my 18k per year and I learned a whole lot.

The company sold a total1 franchises. That I sold . Again, I was far from a great employee. I spent too much time having fun at the expense of doing my job to the best of my ability. Going to work hungover once a week isnt a good career move. So in some respects I cheated them. No excuses on my part.

The job was also frustrating. Calling and calling and calling on TV repair shops trying to explain the value of franchising wasnt an easy cold call. But l learned how to cold call.I learned not to be afraid of picking up a Yellow Pages book andmaking calls.

I alsogo totalk to an old industry veteranLarryMenaugh. Larrywrote the very first service contracts in the electronics industry. He was a wise old vet. Wedidnt talk much about the company or the industry, but after meetings we would sit in, we would talk about how to get the job done. He would give me honest critiques of things I was doing, and coming from Larry, Iknew they were right. I wish I could go back and thank him.

I lasted in that job about 9 months as well, and from there took off to Dallas, Tx in search of fun, sun, money and women.

I was 23. I hadno money. The 77 FIAT i was driving drank oil faster than I could drink beer and had a huge hole in the floor. I was going to stay on the floor of some friends who had moved from IU to a huge apartment complex in Dallas.

I had no idea what the future would bring, but I knew I had taken a few classes in real world business and got paid for it instead of paying tuition and I had every intention of continuing to do the same thing until things worked out.

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  6. That working for another person your whole life might not be the only option, is what is suggested by many.
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  7. Great post Mark, as usual.

    I wish we had that kind of spirit in France where people are too often thinking through rigid schemes. And I mean both on the employee and company sides. On the employee side, people view their job as an end and not as a step towards something better, a position where they would perform well, enjoy themselves and earn a comfortable living. But the companies are a bit guilty too : they rarely hire people basing their choice on their potential, energy, will to learn and improve ; they’d rather emphasize on experience, trying to get people who’ve been doing the exact same job for years, hence paving the path for routine, boredom and ultimately carelessness. Hiring someone shouldn’t be the basic meeting of two needs (of a job, of someone to do it) but instead some kind of a partnership towards a single goal : improvement.

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  8. Seems like a no brainer. Go for something that your over qualified for, then learn all you can and how to improve the business. You would stand out rather than getting lost. That’s better than getting in over your head hoping you can make a difference and stand out when you are trying to keep up because you don’t have the skill set.

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  9. I agree that experience is often the best post-graduate education. No class can teach you how to be reliable, work for difficult people, or how to manage your time effectively (though many may claim to). These things take experience, usually under an unforgiving taskmaster.

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    The freedom to travel around the globe on a whim.

    The freedom to make decisions not about whether you can afford it, but only if it peeks your interest and curiosity.

    The freedom to decide if I want to eat out at the best chinese or italian place in town versus another night of roman noodles.

    Alright so maybe some of those are you’re true definitions of freedom, but I think you can get the point. Basically doing what I want, when I want to do it.

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  11. Blonde Response,

    No offense taken on my name misspelled – It never bothers me… A comedian friend of mine jokes that it’s “Darci with an I” so, I always laugh at that – he’s actually the one that came up with that. Trust me I got http://www.DarcyDecorates.com ;) and http://www.DarcieDecorates.com too ;)

    I agree with you 100%

    What Mark is really saying … is to learn from the jobs. Even if it’s only to get a better job. So, his advice really applies to all. There are lots of different job positions within one company so, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to quite the company you work for. Mark started the topic about Dream Job or to run your own company and how you have to pay the bills while doing it.

    I believe that no matter what situation people are in, his advice applies. That’s why I disagreed with TCz. But, I still don’t know what he truly meant or if my interpretation is correct, because he hasn’t posted again.

    I stated: “Shoot people we live in America, we have the most opportunities offered to most people, the only thing that limits us individually is ourselves.”

    I didn’t actually mean money. What ever that opportunity looks for that person.

    But, now that you mentioned money as a driving factor.. hmmm It’s funny you say that, I wonder how many people are really motivated by money alone. Because ultimately, money can’t buy family, love, true happiness and solve all your problems. In fact you get new problems!!
    Time magazine did a nice article “The Secrets of Ambition” http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/0,13005,901060313-1168286,00.html – For some it might be money, they make it then retire, but for others, they have plenty of money and they keep on working. Bill Gates is a good example of that, clearly he has enough to keep his family retired for generations to come and he also gives a lot away.

    Is anybody on here willing to share if money is the main motivation to whatever you have going… like job or business? Post anonymously. What is it about money that drives you?

    BTW – Whoever is making teddy bears and sending them to 3rd world countries for kids would be someone I admire…. FAR from being a failure in my book.

    I wish everyone the best of luck, what ever your situation. Just know that you don’t ever have to be stuck, there’s always another option and it’s not always about money.

    Darci

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  12. Oops. It was Santa Monica not Santa Barbara. I get them mixed up. Both rich. It was many years ago.

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  13. FIrst of all Darci with an I, I did not intend to mispell your name. Accident as I was typing from memory. I’m blonde. What can I say? Not trying to call you a Darcy or anything. :D

    I’m almost hesitant to respond as I may mistake what you are saying again…so I will just say that I think many are in here reading for many reasons. I don’t think that every person wants to be an entrepreneur who reads this blog. I know this because I am one of those who does not dream of my own company, so at least one person is just curiou$, and that is me.

    Regarding the TCz thing: in particular the quote as follows: NOTE I am quoting TCz & not quoting you or myself.
    ~~~~~~~~~
    “Ultimately, you encourage people to develop characteristics that are needed even to understand your encouragement. Only people who already comprehend what you’re saying can understand it.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    To me that makes perfect sense. it’s like on This Old House home edition, where they hand three guys a tool that nobody is familiar with and they joke about what it is. Then they are told what the tool actually is for. Then all things become clear.
    To understand some of this stuff, you may have to have a 2+2=apple experience. A qualitative change of direction must occur. ie reading a book like Rich Dad Poor Dad might do just that. We are often taught that working for others is the only way. It’s not that anyone can’t understand, it just might take a shift of perception for that person to see an alternate route. That shift of perception is often hard won.

    Jump out of that plane without a parachute, it’s ok. Because a parachute will appear. That’s all. Anyone can go into business and make money. Anyone. But you would have to be driven by something other than money, I think. You would have to believe you can improve the world and make people happy to justify all the slaving away 16 hours a day. That’s my take on it.
    Not everybody is capable of starting a business, and staying in business, but anybody can start one. And if they do not want to start a business that is fine with me, and should be fine with anyone. In America we are free to “fail” thank goodness. We are free to make teddybears for children in 3rd world countries and send them over for free which makes us a giant stinkin’ failure because we are not raking in the millions. America is truly a free country but money is not the only yardstick of success, even though we are told on TV endlessly that money is all there is.

    I am just in here on blog because I attended a Santa Barbara charity basketball game once that MC played in. I had somehow lost my keys at the venue, and was attempting to track them down. I was being put thru endless questions by the security guard who (by the way) had my keys but would not give them to me. Mr. Cuban strolled by, and took one look at the situation and immediately gauged it for what it was. He needed to chat with the security guard anyway, apparently, and so the guard handed over the keys fast!!! to get rid of me, so he could talk to important people. Yay. I had my keys back. Otherwise I’d still be there answering questions. What struck me was that MC immediately gauged the situation with one glance. Smart man.
    I’ve already gained some from reading this blog. I read more books, and give myself permission to buy books that are pricey lately. It’s ok to “waste” money, because no book is a waste really, especially if it’s non fiction. That I learned from this blog. :D

    So didn’t mean to offend, Darci. We all have gifts differing, and we are all here to learn whatever it is we are after.

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  14. I’ve had a simular path. 3 jobs in 4 years, and I’ve learned a lot about the way companies work.

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  15. Theres also an element of luck involved in making a big success – Although I think anyone with a modicum of intelligence partnered with hard work can make a good living out of their own business.

    If you work hard, are friendly and can listen/act on advice/criticism its always a good start.

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  16. Yes sure! For entrepreneurs this is the best way to learn and pick up how the REAL world works after graduating unversity/college.

    Unless your one of those gurus/geniuses who just hit it big on one great idea.

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  17. This is why I came on here… to post this.. I was thinking about it on the way home.

    I just got back from the Tune In To Kids Fair in Reno, Nevada
    http://www.tuneintokids.org/

    After standing in line for some pizza, my 15 year old son comes over to me and says “Hey Mom, some guy scored huge today!” I say “What do you mean?” he says “I overhead this lady ask this man if she can buy one of the skateboard straps. He said that he makes them and was giving them away today because he doesn’t have time to market them. She tells him that good friends of hers own some skate shops and knows they would be interested in his product.”

    Networking is huge and you never know who you will meet. I thought I would post this, because I believe that so many people have ideas and don’t know what to do with them. That’s where books and meeting other people comes in. You have to network, it’s key. If your not a people person then find someone who is.

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  18. Thanks Jim!

    Bland Response,

    First, I never used the word – Stupid.

    I don’t know how Tcz really meant it. But, I can tell you my perception of it. It seems that he is inhibiting people. He suggested that some aren’t to a level capable of comprehending. I did translate that to a level of intelligence, therefore telling someone there are not intelligent enough to understand Mark’s advice. Seems absurd to me. So, I wondered where he based his opinion from. Guess here – He probably doesn’t know many people on here, so I assume that the experience he is talking about is of his own. Most people talk in terms for others, when in reality it’s their experience. I.E. a mother may say “You feel overwhelmed when the kids are running around screaming. It makes you want to scream” – Well in reality the person is really saying “I feel overwhelmed when the kids are running around screaming. It makes me want to scream” Think about that next time you hear someone talking about something.. change the “you”s to “I”s.

    Personally, I went to Tcz’s site and immediately wondered if he has a clothing line. He should if he doesn’t. I know someone just south of OKC who used to design clothes and may be able to assist him.

    Even if you are raised in an environment where going to College… getting a J-O-B.. is what is expected, that you can make different choices and I would imagine that’s where people are reading Mark’s Blog, because they admire his lifestyle and wouldn’t mind duplicating it for themselves to some level.

    My dad was like that… go to college, he doesn’t like banks and stuff. It’s funny ‘cause I can remember driving around with my dad when I was 12 years old, and thinking .. yeah but, someone owns that McDonald’s, someone owns that Store and that store.. I never really wanted to own a storefront but, I think I realized that there are other possibilities available. Shoot people we live in America, we have the most opportunities offered to most people, the only thing that limits us individually is ourselves. I know I have done it and I am sure Mark has done it. It’s overcoming that and learning from our mistakes that are key.

    A good friend of mine says this well. The definition of “Crazy” is doing the same thing over & over and expecting a different result. – True!!

    I always say to my kids – It’s okay to make mistakes, but if you keep making the same mistake over and over, that’s when you are in trouble, because you are not learning from it.

    Teach your kids!!!!

    My friend’s daughter, who’s almost 18, came over to my house while I was going through the mail and there was a credit application. I asked if her mom ever showed her how to read one. She of course said no, so I had her open it and tell me what the interest rate is and how much it goes up if you are late… We went through the details and I felt like she just learned a piece of reality that will hopefully help her soon. I did this with my son when he was about 10 years old. We actually made a game about it called “Guess what the percentage is in this one.” LOL

    Richdad Cashflow 101 Game – is our favorite family game.. about 5 years ago… kids love it. It’s always fun to have the neighborhood kids over to play.. then I get a call from the parents wanting to know why their 10 year old is asking how many properties they own and how much creadit card debt they have. .. oops. Classic.. just about 2 years ago we played.. and my son who was 13 years old at the time.. gets a Real Estate Deal card but, doesn’t have the money so, I say “I will front the money, you take care of the property and we split 50/50” he says “No one does that” I said “Oh yes they do, we do it., for real” looking puzzled he says “Okay”.. then a card comes up about the plumbing going out on the properties and I pay the bill. Then it hits him! “Oh, I get it. You put the money up and I do the hard work, like cleaning it and taking care of the property. That’s my job.” I was proud of my son…. We got a buyer card on it and sold for double and I got my money back then we split the profits.

    Surround yourself with like minded people!!

    Boot the nay sayers, or at least keep them at arms length… most of the time it’s family. A lot of people don’t want to see you successful because that would mean, in their head, that they aren’t by comparison, even thought that has nothing to do with you personally. Keep that in mind when the nay sayers start talking.

    Join some clubs or do something in your area where others go. There are lots of Industy Associations and Clubs – like Real Estate Investing Clubs and they usually hold seminars. Go to your local Chamber of Commerce and see what events they have. Some have networking breakfasts and dinners once a week.

    I better get.. I have lots of work to do.

    Darci – with an ‘i’

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  19. I like to be paid to learn. Actually, what Mark is saying is he took jobs that were interesting to him at the time and while they did not last long, they offered him invaluable real life experiences that eventually led to the success he has now.

    Personally, I have decided that I don’t take jobs anymore, I take challanges. I’ll flunk most Job Interviews but succeed being interviewed for most challanges that people would turn down. The harder the challange – the more I like it.

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  20. I didn’t take it that TCz was calling anyone stupid, Darcy. If one is raised to see everything as a learning experience, and to honor learning, or to believe that getting ahead is worthwhile in it’s own right, then one might be more open to the idea of doing whatever MC recommends, is how I understood the comment. That working for another person your whole life might not be the only option, is what is suggested by many.
    I like the fact that someone mentioned Rich Dad Poor Dad. That is a great example of a book that does a reframe. I haven’t read it yet, just scanned it. Too pressed for time the day I picked it up in bookstore, but it looked worth a read.

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  21. This sounds exactly like what Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, explains in his books. Seems like you were doing this before he even though about writing books financial indpendence though.
    As I read more and more about entrepreneurship and becoming wealthy, I find more of these similarities between successful people. They all have basically the same ideals and principles about learning, working, setting goals, and on and on.
    Never hurts to hear about it one more time. Thanks Mark.

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  22. Mark:

    Your thoughts are dead on… Learn from your “Job” and you own education, then apply it to your own entrepreneurial spirit.

    It is so funny to watch all these “Wharton/Harvard/(place school here)” graduates and “Successful Business People” go the Trump show Apprentice for a “JOB”. If you are already successful- What do you need a “JOB” for? I don’t have the education of these people, but I wonder about their true level of education when they cannot figure that out. Trump may be a stepping stone for some of these people but if you are already successful do you want a “JOB’ or do you want the thrill of starting something new and watching it grow? Personally I will take the later.

    Mark you hit it on the head with your show the Benefactor. You gave each person a chance to draw on their own spirit to show you that they were deserving of the final reward. No promise of a “JOB” – just put up or shut up… I loved it..

    What ever happened to Femia???? Can you give us an update?

    Just a couple thoughts,

    Steve

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  23. Message to Wild Flower:

    I really appreciate your last comment. Much of what you said really does make sense. You seem very well intended and I admire your optimism. Thanks and good luck with your television show.

    Jim Parham ~ Yuba City, CA

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  24. mavs over spurs people!

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  25. i agree with you mark and also have to take this time to personally thank you. my son, ben rebstock, e-mailed you when he was a sophmore at tcu about why you didn’t have any radio/tv/film tcu students working on your game production team for the jumbo tron show. you took the time to contact him back and he’s been there ever since. he also learned enough from your people to parley his talents into working for the stars and fc dallas. he is also wrote, and stars in, the 2 video’s that are on your website and are played at the games and your movie theaters. thanks again for giving him a chance to get paid while learning.

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  26. Good points, Mark. The best way to spot entrepreneurial opportunities within an industry is by working for someone else for a year.

    http://www.antiventurecapital.com

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  27. Mark, I’m fresh out of UGA (well its been almost a year), and thanks for the article, I appreciated it.

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  28. Everyone has choices. It sounds to me like some are making the choice of being victims.

    You don’t have to be super smart to start your own business. Shoot, I know a guy that paints helmets for extra money.. there’s a business. Another guy, cuts grass.. gheeze doesn’t take rocket science. So saying your not smart is a Victim Statement.

    BUT you know what’s worse that thinking YOUR not smart. IS TELLING OTHERS THEY ARE NOT SMART. – (Tcz – my guess – your talking about yourself)

    For those shooting for jobs their not qualified for. Seems like a no brainer. Go for something that your over qualified for, then learn all you can and how to improve the business. You would stand out rather than getting lost. That’s better than getting in over your head hoping you can make a difference and stand out when you are trying to keep up because you don’t have the skill set. You never will know where that job will lead you.

    Stop using dreams as a crutch. Dreams are not realistic. Create goals and have big goals with little goals that will get you the big goal that are realistic. Nothing feels better than crossing off my goals when I achieve them.

    Someone said they emailed Mark about wanting opportunities from him. I imagine that he gets a lot of those. The thing is, “What do you have to offer to Mark?” or any other mentor you are seeking. Tip: Find a mentor who has experience but, is on the way up to being financially free. Someone who is already there is sooo busy, they more than likely have already mentored people. Things happen and priorities shift. Find someone who is on the right track. Then offer your skills (no matter how small you think they are) to that person and being willing to work and learn hard!! Realize that it is hard work!!! It’s actually easier to go to a job and work set hours (even if they are long) and leave knowing that if the company goes under you only have to worry about finding another job than to own your own business. Dreaming that Mark is going to save you is not good, that tells me that you lost your passion, your drive and just want someone else to give it to you. You have to do this for yourself. Create it.

    Everybody has ideas. Everyone!!! Learn to let your mind go and think outside the box!! I am very analytical and I had to train my brain to work outside the box. I am going to use myself as an example because, I don’t know any of you so, I can only use myself.
    I did this with:

    Cake Decorating – Does everything on the cake have to be edible??? No… (Just big enough for people not to eat…. Ribbons, etc.) I pushed to be more creative

    Donut Shop – Why can’t I put a dollar in the tip jar to start the day off?? That with a clear class jar Increased tips 100% — Then Big boobed girl came along another increase of 100% Yipee!! LOL LOL

    Internet Programmer – Well.. this was analytical, but, I stretched by looking for ways to do things that weren’t being done on the internet at the time.

    Real Estate Deals – You mean every deal is different!! I had to work hard at training my brain…. I am very Analytical so, the idea that deals go down different paths made me nervous because I am so analytical but, I wanted to learn so I dove in and read a lot of books and asked a lot of questions. I got really good at doing Real Estate deals.

    I am not going to facilitate you in believing you’re a victim.

    If your in a funk – Read books on getting out.

    If you think your too old – Find others who became successful late in the game, learn how they did it.

    What ever the situation – Learn from others.

    If your not on the right track then chances are, you already know this deep inside. Make a different choice. Look in the mirror – that’s a really hard thing to do sometimes. Look and ask if you are happy if you find emotions coming that you didn’t expect, then ask yourself. Why? Only then will you be able to fix it. Know your strengths and weaknesses.

    Darci
    http://www.DarciDecorates.com — Ha – need the http thing ;)

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  29. I think it would be great if internships were built into every business degree, especially in the Junior year of college. I remember getting out of college at 21, with this idealistic database in my head of what I believed was real, and having to completely tear it down, and rebuild it the first two years of actual employment. (business degree) It was embarrassing, it was annoying, and it made me wonder if having a degree was more of a liability than an asset. If you get out of school thinking things are a certain way, and then discover it was all nonsense, that can’t be good. It’s a flaw in the system, possibly caused by the profs having never worked outside the university themselves. What is in the books is not real world. It’s an idealized pipe dream.

    Also, in most companies nobody wants to teach you do to something you have not already done, unless you are working for free. Most are looking to hire someone who has already done the job. That’s just the real world (in my experience) Maybe, in your line of work, back then, not many people knew about computers, so they were willing to train.
    Or you just impressed them so much, they wanted to make sure you were working for them? Nowdays, an internship might have to be the route people take.

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  30. So, I think that there is seven degrees of separation to the seventies Fiat 124 Sedan, if that was it. My 75 took me from LA to Berkeley and then to MN. Along the way, I, too learned of banking when they were having audits for the first time. Lots to be learned when you estimate the costs of doing audits of major banks, like B of A, Wells Fargo, in San Francisco. Or worked on the first computerized stock clearing system – punched cards, anyone.

    Yes, it is learning by doing. After that, I went to learn how folks researched and taught professional accountants at USC. Eventually sold the Buick, got the Fiat and left the volleyball at Manhattan Beach for teaching and research at Berkeley.

    The early Capital Asset Model theory building and Capital Markets Information Economics filled the joint Finance-Accounting workshops with Stanford. In my move to MN, I was lucky enough to find a Seventh Day Adventist in Jamestown ND who ran an automobile dealer. After limping all night on the freeway from the West, I found an open dealer on Sunday who could hoist the Fiat and see the need for transmission fluid and leak stoppage work. I do wish that those cars didn’t rust since MN was too much for it. And I learned to appreciate religious diversity.

    It seems you are overlooking learning about the educational estate. As in the Military, Industrial, Government, Media, Health Care, Educational complex. Lots can be learned about what is happening there as it impacts the world, often at what might be called the procrustean level. I think you would be surprised at how simple the development of much of what is now well accepted, finely tuned financial models are slowly revealed from rather basic work in other related areas such as math, economics, etc.

    So, basically agreement here. It is about working within a field at a basic level and keeping the focus on what is happening not what is the way it is supposed to be. Jumping into the deep end knowing you can swim to the shore or stay with friends.

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  31. Mark,

    Why does IIG keep going up? Those sleezy bastards are robbing poor people and people are buying into that. Short that more and hopefully you can help realize that company.

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  32. From the responses, it seems like a lot of people have themselves mentally trapped into trying to create the intertia to get a job with no experience, or want to be self employed in some form, but just don’t know how to get there. Just hustle up deals. It doesn’t take a lot of capital, and if you are going to be self employed, to my way of thinking, you should be able to hustle up and close a deal anyway. For instance, in the real estate arena. Find an investor that says, for instance, “I have money and I want to buy a property in Texas.” You say you will find him a property, and you agree on your cut. Then, you go find a property. You drop a property in his lap with the criteria he wants. If you drop $50k in someone’s lap and there is more to come, they will cut you $5k or whatever, no problem. Wouldn’t you?

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  33. I so enjoy this blog, and this entry is right on! There are so many people out there waiting for the world to hand them a great job on a silver platter. Be willing to work for your dream! Do what you love! If you don’t love your job, find another one. Luck is not going to get you there. Motivation, networking, ability to learn, and a good work ethic is what you need!

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  34. You won’t have much luck telling people to get jobs and to learn from their work because the thing that allows someone to comprehend an idea like this is also the very thing that allows them to learn and take their experiences with them in the first place. In other words, the only people this advice is relevant to are already doing this on a macro level in their lives.

    I think your most gleaming recurring error is that you seem to assume that almost everyone has the capacity to learn from you.

    Ultimately, you encourage people to develop characteristics that are needed even to understand your encouragement. Only people who already comprehend what you’re saying can understand it.

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  35. First I’d like to lay the groundwork for my perspective. I’m 45, married, MBA, Veteran yet I consider myself a failure from a working point of view. I’ve been self-employed not out of want, but out of necessity. I’m the only child of my fathers ten children to go to college, yet my income has been embarrassing to the point I don’t like to discuss it.

    I’ve been fired more than once, while my honesty and integrity haven’t been in question. I wish I had the answers. I received a SPEA degree when Reaganomics became popular,now I’ve got an MBA when the value seems to be dropping.

    Maybe real success is possible, but the older I get the scarier the reality of failure becomes. Ironically there is this paradox that does become evident. Fate and destiny are a part of everyones life, but our desire and ability to change it is limited by our chosen morals, beliefs including what and whom we are willing to sacrifice to accomplish our objectives.

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  36. Off topic – yes, but it’s not often you get to see
    the Cuban family photo

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/wayne24/000cubanfamilycolor.jpg

    I cannot describe how funny this is.

    The rest of your favorite nba players: http://scamboogah.blogspot.com/2006/04/phun-with-fotoshop.html

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  37. I once received an email response from Mark Cuban. The message was short and to the point, and it read as follows:

    Get a real job.

    Thanks,
    m

    To be fair I should point out that I used to email Mark all the time. I frequently requested employment, financial assistance, advice, anything, everything. I had convinced myself that if I could just capture Mark’s attention, perhaps he might afford me an opportunity.

    I’ve often attempted to be creative, humorous, even thought provoking when participating in blog maverick discussion. Trying to stand out, trying to get noticed. I realize I haven’t always succeeded. There have been times when my efforts were probably counterproductive. Still, persistence should count for something, right?

    Getting a ‘good job’ is difficult when you don’t have the requisite degree or certification. Employers tend to look past you. So what to do when you’re not qualified? I continue to overcompensate by being creative and persistent.

    Jim Parham ~ Yuba City, CA

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  38. Hmmmmmm, Good topic.

    You know.. it’s funny how life works if you let it.

    I was a Cake Decorator and Bakery Manager (Union job – paid well – really liked it), I quit because they wouldn’t cut back my hours. I wanted to work 5 days and they wanted me to work 6 days – I needed to be more with my kids so, I quit and got a job at a donut shop…. A major step down if one chooses to look at it that way. I showed up wearing a suit to the interview. I later found out that my competitor showed up in shorts and barefoot. I never did let him know how much I knew about making donuts as I was the cashier getting donuts and coffee for customers. After about 6 months, I met a man who was a regular of the shop and discovered he owns an internet company (This was in the late 90s) – I convinced him to interview me, what I haven’t told you yet, is that while I worked as a Cake Decorator, I was going to college for Computer Science and programming is a passion of mine. I stopped attending because I was a single mother and was promoted to Bakery Manager (working long days), I had to make a choice.

    I got the job, he taught me how to code for the internet, I became one of their best programmers. Multi-Tiered structures, databases and business logic. I wrote a shopping cart by hand that would handle multi-choices for products (ie. Sizes, colors, styles etc – many sites weren’t capable of doing that at the time). Anyway.. point is.. The company ended up making some poor management choices and I was looking for a new job. I became very valuable on the market because I had 3 years experience in a technology that had only been out for 5 years. Active Server Pages. I could code by hand, no WYSIWYG. I had some companies in a bidding war and got my Dream Job doing what I LOVED – Programming. I worked for a large Entertainment Studio in Burbank, CA with the title Sr. Internet Application Developer. I got to park on the lot and see movies and television shows being made and I was making good money.

    See, I believe that sometimes, you have to take a step backwards in order to get 10 steps forwards. Funny to think where I would be if I never took chances.

    I found out I was looking at motherhood again and took stock of where I was in my life. The only thing I didn’t like about my job was that, well it was still a JOB. Working for someone else. My husband and I got into Real Estate Investing and have done well. Well enough that I quit my job and then he did too about 8 months later. Quitting my job was a tough decision. It really was my dream job. BUT, I had to spend about 2 ½ – 3 hours a day on the 101 freeway. Was it really worth it? Was it worth my time? More importantly, was it worth the time away from my family? NO.

    We since moved to Northern Nevada and I have started a whole new venture that I am very, very excited about. Almost 2 years in the making!!

    Doors of opportunity appear, walking through the door is up to you.

    Mark, I admire your perseverance. I admire that you make time for you daughter and wife. – Good Post.

    Darci
    http://www.DarciDecorates.com

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  39. Mark,

    Your efficient. That is what makes you the type of guy to learn your trade out in the field, not in school. But the future value twenty years down the road is, on average, going to be higher with an MBA.

    Jordan

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  40. Good post, Mark.

    Those first jobs we have after college/high school teach us some very important things. Doesn’t really matter what the job is. One learns what sorts of people are out there in organizations and what motivates them. You learn what you don’t like and don’t want. You pay some rent, some taxes and some insurance for the first time changing one’s world view quite a bit. You learn to deal with young acquaintences in a different way…loads of posturing, as I recall. You might find a role model and hope not to let them down.

    Those first couple of imperfect jobs really served to tell us all loads about ourselves. There will always be people in those chapters of our lives that we wish we could go back and thank. I’ve done it a couple of times and it felt great.

    Mahalo

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  41. If one truly desires to be a success in terms of finding the dream job, owning a tickin’ business – there is a level of salesmanship one must attain. Selling the ____(service, concept, expertise, appearance, image, product, and/or widget) is what makes or breaks the dream, people. If one happens to be sick and tired of selling, then the only good advice is to find something you can stomach, dig in your heels, be there 100% every day, play by the rules, and have some patience – you will innovate, rise to the top, and you will find pride and happiness.

    Comment by MFFLsince1987 -

  42. Mark, u explain yourself very well. I’m 23 live in Garland, and am positive I have the same spirit as u. I currently work a blue collar one-of-a kind job for http://www.oasisfire.com. I love it! Im a tech guy at heart but like anyone, has an artsy inkling somewhere inside. Sometimes I imagine myself taking hold of the reins and doing things business while also benefiting myself such as selling, speeding up production, improving the quality of the product. etc. I also imagine myself working for u someday. I admire a ton of techies but Im sure you are the most real and can relate to Joe Blow next door, whatever race he may be or whatever neighborhood he may be from. I could talk all day about this but I’ll end it abruptly here. Mark, can we get T.O. playing for both Dallas teams maybe?!? lol

    Comment by Brandon Campbell -

  43. man why are you doing this to me. i turn to your blog hoping that you are going to shower us with the magic formula for success, but you dont instead you keep saying the same thing , get out there and do it. dont be in the same job that you are in get out there and work your ass off. i have always been taught to do my best, instead of being my best and it seems that either way, there is no short cut. why are you doing this to me oh big man why.

    Comment by nicholas kamau -

  44. If people are willing to pay to be entertained won’t they be willing to be paid to learn?

    Another way to put that…

    Why doesn’t the movie have to buy a ticket to see you?

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  46. Mark, I can really relate to this post. I have been out of college (Purdue) for a couple of years working a 9-5 in tech for a bank. I have always worked for myself in some capacity since I was 15, but spending time in corporate America learning how they do business is certainly something you can’t learn in the class room. The experience has been invaluable from a technology and business stand point, but it is a stepping stone in the learning process that will hopefully pay off in the future.

    Comment by Craig -

  47. Mark, I can really relate to this post. I have been out of college (Purdue) for a couple of years working a 9-5 in tech for a bank. I have always worked for myself in some capacity since I was 15, but spending time in corporate America learning how they do business is certainly something you can’t learn in the class room. The experience has been invaluable from a technology and business stand point, but it is a stepping stone in the learning process that will hopefully pay off in the future.

    Comment by Craig -

  48. Even though Mark says, “Go back to school? No. Get your MBA? No…”

    I wonder what he thinks about getting your MBA while working for someone else, gaining valuable business experience, if the company you work for is willing to pick up the tab.

    Adam Dudley
    http://theadamdudleyblogletter.com

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  49. I always advise people who complain about their pay, there are only two groups, those overpaid and those underpaid, wouldn’t you rather give value to your employer than be a drag.

    I always advise people who complain about the boredom in their job to look for a task not being done and take it on without permission. The worst thing that will probably happen to you is they’ll tell you to quit. The best, a promotion and more money and you helped the company.

    If you can’t find a job, offer to work for free for 30 days. Entrepreneurs everywhere have a real problem turning down this offer.

    Comment by David-Plano -

  50. Mark — Excellent post. I’m 3 years out of IU undergrad myself and feel much the same way you did about your first job. I’ve considered going back for my MBA many times, and though I think and MBA education may be worthwhile down the road, I can honestly say I’ve learned more in the working world than I ever did in school.

    I learned how to read, write, and think critically and have found that those skills, with a little instinct, can carry you far enough. I’m in my first entrepreneurial venture now and have learned more in the first six months of planning than I ever could have in graduate school.

    Comment by bmoore -

  51. Outstanding, Mark. This is a wonderful followup to your C-Span Q&A interview a few weeks ago.
    “Learning” is what schools/colleges and others teach us how to do. If we aren’t taught “how to learn”, the quality of life’s experiences diminishes.

    As kids, many of us learn from the examples set by others who are important to us. That’s where it starts…maybe not so much “what” we learn but how we collect and process the information…. that is, “how” we learn.

    The priority of “learning” in our lives is one of the greatest examples we can give our kids. Reading books, newspapers, internet newsstories, studying and understanding all different types of religions and cultures, watching historical films (at Landmark!), having friends over to discuss different issues stimulates our brains, makes life interesting and teaches our kids “how to learn.”

    Great topic…ought to be a priority to each parent and school administration to teach our kids “How To Learn”.

    Comment by RYork -

  52. Mark, your comments are dead-on. However, you seem focused on work after graduation. What about gaining work experience during the summer months in college and perhaps even between the junior and senior years in high school and between high school graduation and starting college? Although it’s tough to do and not sacrifice your academics, sometimes work experience can even be gained during the school year.

    I’m not talking about minimum wage service jobs such as flipping burgers, etc. However, I personally think every teenager would benefit from such an experience, if for no other reason than to give them added incentive to do well in school so they *don’t* end up doing that for a living.

    My best friend from high school worked part time as a stringer for the local paper and parlayed that experience into a full-time job there followed by a full-time job at a metro newspaper, all without a college diploma.

    I worked countless hours (first as a volunteer and then as paid staff) at my university’s campus radio station during the school year and two summers. It was that practical real-world experience that opened doors for radio work after graduation at a time when the job market was very, very tight.

    Being willing as you were to bounce from one short-term job to another, absorbing all the “real world” knowledge and experience you can along the way, is unquestionably a legitimate if not preferable post-graduation strategy. Combine that with some paid and unpaid work experience in late high school and college and you come up with an impressive resume and excellent odds in favor of success.

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  53. When you first let out of college, you experience culture shock. At this point, it is completely up to you to be self-evaluating. You can strive for riches. You can strive for an intellectual challege. You can strive for comfort. There are so many choices. I would never advise somebody to get an MBA, nor would I advise them to hit the trenches.I would say to each his own. I’m sure there are personal anecdotes to support both opinions. However, I believe the true answer is different for each individual and their desires.
    That’s right! Do what you desire!

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  54. I think that Mark has it nailed. A grad school MBA can be useful but without any real world experience, it can also be very useless. Some of the better grad schools won’t accept students who don’t have the real world learning. I got my MBA after having been in the workforce for 10 years – what I learned in the real world made what I learned in grad school more meaningful and applicable.
    I have had people work for me who only have the education (Bachelor’s degree and MBA) and the problem is that they think they know it all and they don’t know what or how much they don’t know, making it hard to train them.

    Comment by Rich Baikie -

  55. This is a great topic! This is as real as it gets!
    And, so will there ever by a day where from day one people can get paid while learning? Sort of like corporate sponsored education classes, Can work and school be combined into one? When I worked at IBM, I quickly learned that its not my education or how many degrees I held that was important, but how many professional certifications I had. And, so I wonder if one day we can all just get paid while learning and learn while working?

    Comment by Mitchell -

  56. Well said! I graduated a year ago and started my ‘real job’ in advertising. After 9 months, I left. I liked it, but was offered a better opportunity with a company in the industry I WANTED to be in. I’m learning so much, not just my specific duties, but what other do, how each dept. functions, industry people, trade events, etc. I’m very grateful for my youth and energy…I love to learn! And I get to actually work at E3 this year! Awesome!

    Comment by p2theny -

  57. Mark, Excellent point, always best to learn on someone else’s dime before launching your own gig. I raise another question I’ve had for years. Why do so few Colleges and Universities fail to include real world experience in their academic programs? Even if it takes 5 – 6 years to get your degree, having an internship experience blended with one’s academic experience not only helps students clarify their occupational preferences, it also makes it a heck of a lot easier to get hired in their field when they do get the diploma. How many of us have heard the statement, we are looking for someone with experience in those first interviews.

    Comment by Doug Lindsay -

  58. Right on. It’s funny because when people ask what our company (http://www.learnoutloud.com) is all about and I say “education” they typically assume it has to do with K-12 or colleges and universities. As if adults no longer have a need for education. The fact of the matter is that as business gets more competitive and global and technology changes quicker than ever people will have an increasing need to learn new stuff. I call this “continuous learning” in the sense that if you didn’t learn a lot of new stuff today (not just a little) then you fell behind the pack.

    And for those of us who love cramming our day full of blog posts, quality books and magazines, audio books and podcasts and interesting conversations with super bright people…well, the world is fun and getting more fun all the time.

    Comment by Jon Bischke -

  59. these are my favorite types of blogs. some people dont want to learn, they do not have the entrepreneurial spirit. for them, getting stable 9-5 jobs is success. i have always preached to my friends, start your own business, be your own boss. after about 10 minutes i can tell if they have the right mind set, if they are the ones that are willing to sacrifice, learn and do what it takes to make it on your own. i love ready about people who start with nothing and become millionaires, that is my dream.

    thanks again!

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  60. good!

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  61. I left there and moved to a small town. I recorded a song I wrote before that. It featured Max A Million (“Sexual Healing Remix featuring Shaggy”, “Take your time”, and “Fatboy”). My song was titled “Ride til the anger dies” which I wrote in the shelter.

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  62. Destiny will follow me with all the thoughts I ever had previously of success and i know all of these jobs were meant for a great reason. Especially since none of them lasted long, but they all made sense lessonwise.. so there you have it.

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    Nokia 6610 $115usd
    Nokia 6610i $115sd
    Nokia 6650 $120usd
    Nokia 6670 smart phone $100usd
    Nokia 6820 $110
    Nokia 7200 $125usd
    Nokia 7210 110usd
    Nokia 3230 110usd
    Nokia 7610 180usd
    Nokia 9300 1800usd
    Nokia 7250 70usd
    Nokia 7250i 115usd
    Nokia 7260 120usd
    Nokia 7200 100usd
    Nokia 7600i 100usd
    Nokia 7610 152usd
    Nokia 8910i 110usd
    Nokia 8910ic..110usd
    Nokia 9210i communicator 120usd
    Nokia 9500 communicator160usd
    Nokia n-gage 110usd
    Nokia n-gage qd.140usd
    Nokia 7710 120usd
    Nokia 6680 180usd
    Nokia 8800 160usd
    Nokia 6680 110usd
    Nokia 6681 110usd
    Nokia n90 120usd
    Nokia n91 1500usd
    Nokia n70 180usd
    Nokia 6060 150usd
    Nokia 6111 200usd
    SONY ERICSSON P910 –US$160
    Sony Ericsson W550 ….$170uSD
    Sony Ericsson K500i, $100
    Sony Ericsson S700i $150
    SONY-ERICSSON S600 180$
    SONY-ERICSSON K600 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON D750 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON K750i 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON W800 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON K750 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON J300 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON K600 150$
    SONY-ERICSSON Z800 150$
    SONY-ERICSSON K300 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON J200 120$
    SONY-ERICSSON T290 150$
    SONY-ERICSSON V800 140$
    SONY-ERICSSON P910 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON S710 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON K500 110$
    SONY-ERICSSON F500i 90$
    SONY-ERICSSON S700 140$
    SONY-ERICSSON K700 120$
    SONY-ERICSSON Z500 140$
    SONY-ERICSSON T630 80$
    SONY-ERICSSON P900 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON P910i 170$
    SONY-ERICSSON Z600 150$
    SONY-ERICSSON Z200 90$
    SONY-ERICSSON T230 50$
    SONY-ERICSSON Z1010 120$
    SONY-ERICSSON T610 50$
    SONY-ERICSSON P800 90$
    SONY-ERICSSON Z700 90$
    Nextel Nextel 6510TM– US$110
    Nextel i730– us$90usd
    Nextel i733– US$95
    Nextel i736– US$100
    Nextel i830– US$110
    Nextel i860– US$120
    Nextel i930– US$130
    SAMSUNG D600 170$
    SAMSUNG P860 170$
    SAMSUNG P850 170$
    SAMSUNG E730 170$
    SAMSUNG D510 170$
    SAMSUNG Z700 140$
    SAMSUNG D720 170$
    SAMSUNG Z130 100$
    SAMSUNG Z500 100$
    SAMSUNG Z300 100$
    SAMSUNG E350 170$
    SAMSUNG E720 170$
    SAMSUNG B100 170$
    SAMSUNG X640 170$
    SAMSUNG X480 150$
    SAMSUNG X460 150$
    SAMSUNG P730 150$
    SAMSUNG P710 120$
    SAMSUNG E630 170$
    SAMSUNG E850 180$
    SAMSUNG X120 90$
    SAMSUNG E500 90$
    SAMSUNG E310 90$
    SAMSUNG E300 90$
    SAMSUNG Z105 90$
    SAMSUNG E610 90$
    SAMSUNG E600 70$
    SAMSUNG P510 120$
    SAMSUNG E410 150$
    SAMSUNG X450 70$
    SAMSUNG E800 170$
    SAMSUNG E810 180$
    SAMSUNG X430 50$
    SAMSUNG P705 90$
    SAMSUNG D410 95$
    SAMSUNG X600 120$
    SAMSUNG X100 60$
    SAMSUNG E715 150$
    SAMSUNG E700 100$
    SAMSUNG C100 100$
    SAMSUNG D700 170$
    SAMSUNG P500 170$
    SAMSUNG E105 60$
    SAMSUNG X410 80$
    SAMSUNG X400 7$
    SAMSUNG S200 80$
    SAMSUNG E400 50$
    SAMSUNG D500 $180
    SAMSUNG SGH-T500 Champagne– US$130
    Samsung SCH-i730 ….$220
    SAMSUNG SGH-T200– US$123
    ALCATEL One Touch 501– US$39
    ALCATEL One Touch 311– US$35
    ALCATEL One Touch 511– US$49
    PANASONIC GD67– US$49
    PANASONIC GD92– US$69
    PANASONIC GD90– US$69
    SIEMENS S45i– US$79
    SIEMENS S40– US$89
    Siemens CF110.220usd
    SIEMENS SL42– US$89
    SIDEKICK 2 FOR JUST:….$130USD
    PAM TERO 600 for just..$145usd
    PAM TERO 650 FOR JUST…$170USD PDA
    SmartPhone:….$230
    PLAY STATION 1…….$100USD
    PLAY STATION 2…….$130USD
    play station 3…..$150
    MICROSOFT XBOX 360….$160usd
    PDA’s
    HP IPaq Pocket PC H4150 ========= $190
    Asus MyPal A716 ================= $175
    HP IPaq Pocket PC H4350

    Comment by danny -

  67. SUNTEX ELECTRONIC COMPANY
    20 MARYLAND, LAGOS. NIGERIA
    EMAIL ADDRESS ….suntexelectroniccompany@gmail.com
    phone number…….+2348068307985

    LETTER OF BUSSINESS PROPOSAL TO BUYERS

    We are international mobile phone dealers of mobile phones ,ipods, laptops,TV Sets and camera of all categories.Our phones are brand new , unlocked and comes with one year international warranty.We ship to all part of the world via competent shipping company such as FEDEX ,DHL ETC.Shipping will take 2-3 days depending on your destination.Here is some of the phones in stock for sale.Nokia N90……US $195
    Nokia N91……US $200
    Nokia N92……US $230
    Nokia N70……US $180
    Nokia 6060……US $200
    Nokia 6111……US $220
    Nokia 8800…….us $180
    nokia n80 …….us $200
    Nextel i730– US$85
    Nextel i733– US$95
    Nextel i736– US$105
    Nextel i830– US$115
    Nextel i860– US$125
    Nextel i930– US$140
    Motorola V3Razor– US$130
    Motorola V66– US$60
    Motorola V60– US$70
    Motorola V60i– US$75
    Motorola V70– US$105
    Motorola V80– US$115
    Motorola V290– US$80
    Motorola V750– US$125
    Motorola V3688+– US$20
    Motorola V8088– US$30
    Motorola V525– US$139
    Motorola V300– US$130
    Motorola V400– US$125
    Motorola V500– US$130
    Motorola V600– US$140
    sony ericsson k700i…us$140
    sony ericsson w800i …us$180 and many more in store.
    PDA’s
    HP IPaq Pocket PC H4150 ——— $170
    Asus MyPal A716 .—————- $155
    HP IPaq Pocket PC H4350 ——— $185
    Toshiba Pocket PC E405 ———- $100
    Sony Clie PEG-TH55 ————– $135
    Toshiba Pocket PC E800 ———- $200
    PalmOne Zire 72—————— $110
    PalmOne Tungsten E ————– $90
    PalmOne Tungsten C ————– $140
    PalmOne Zire 31 —————– $165
    palm Treo 650——————– $200
    O2 XDA Exec———————- $160
    O2 XDA ————————– $180
    O2 XDA IIi———————– $210
    O2 XDA Mini s——————– $190
    O2 Xda IIs———————– $310
    LAPTOP’s
    Dell Laptops Dell Latitude D600———–200USD
    Dell Latitude D500 t———————-160USD
    Dell inspiron 6000 ———————–300USD
    Dell Latitude X300————————-190USD
    Dell Latitude D505————————-280USD
    Dell Latitude D610————————-380USD
    Dell Inspiron 1300 ————————170USD
    Dell Latitude D510 ————————240USD
    Dell Inspiron 9300 ————————430USD
    Dell Inspiron 1200————————-190USD
    Dell Latitude D410————————-290USD
    Panasonic PT-D7700U DLP Projector SXGA 7000 ANSI Lumens —— $350
    NEC GT6000L 5100 ANSI Lumens SXGA Polysilicon LCD Projector —$550
    Sony VPL-FX51 XGA 5200 ANSI Lumens Video Projector ————$350
    Canon EOS-5D (Body Only), 12.8 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera—$650
    Nikon D1X, (Refurbished) 5.47 Megapixel SLR Digital Camera —-$350
    Nikon D2Hs, 4.1 Megapixel, High Speed, SLR Digital Camera ——$450
    Sim2 HT300 E-LINK DarkChip3 Projector ————————-$550
    Optoma H79, HD DarkChip3 DLP Digital Cinema Projector ——– $350
    InFocus LP860, 3500 Lumens Multimedia Projector —————$350
    Mitsubishi XD2000U, 3500 ANSI Lumen Projector —————–$350
    Canon EOS-20DA, 8.2 Megapixel SLR Digital Camera—————$450
    Canon EOS-20D, 8.2 Megapixel SLR Digital Camera w/ 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens Kit, —-$550
    Pentax ist D Digital SLR Camera Body 6.1Megapixel with 16-45mm f4 ED Zoom Lens—-$450
    BenQ PE8720 DLP WXGA Home Theater Projector — —————$250
    ASK Proxima C460, 3500 Lumens LCD Video Projector ———— $250
    Sanyo PLV-WF10 4000 ANSI Lumens LCD Video Projector ———–$350
    Toshiba Satellite PRO L10————————————–$270
    Toshiba M200—————————————————$350
    Toshiba R100—————————————————$400
    Toshiba Qosmio E10 ————————650USD
    Toshiba Satellite PRO L20——————200USD
    Toshiba M100——————————580USD
    Toshiba M300 —————————–640USD
    Toshiba Portege A200———————-220USD
    Toshiba Satellite L10———————230USD
    Toshiba Qosmio F20————————400USD
    Sony VAIO VGN-T1 ————————–580USD
    Sony VAIO VGN-FS315————————320USD
    Sony VAIO VGN-S3 ————————–350USD
    Sony VAIO VGN-TX1 ————————–740USD
    Sony VAIO VGN-FS215————————–270USD
    Sony VAIO VGN-S5 ————————–610USD
    Sony VAIO VGN-FS295————————550USD
    Sony VAIO VGN-A517————————-490USD
    Sony VAIO VGN-S4—————————370USD
    Sony VAIO PCG-K35————————- 450USD
    T.V’s
    Sharp LC37GA6E 37″ LCD Television————-$290
    Sharp Aquos 32″ Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV—-$285
    Sharp Aquos 26″ Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV———$260
    Sharp LC37GA5E 37″ LCD Television—————$270
    Sharp LC26GA5E 26″ LCD Television—————$260
    Sharp Ctv Lcd 26″ 16:9 Nicam W Table-Top Stand 26″ LCD Television—–$260
    Sharp LCD television 4/3 20″(51cm) LC-20B4E 20″ LCD Television——-$250
    Sharp Aquos 37″ IDTV LCD TV with Freeview———-$290
    Sharp LC17SH1E 17″ LCD Television—————-$180
    Philips Sharp LC13SH1E 13″ LCD Television———-$150
    Sharp LC 32GD7E 32″ LCD Television—————-$280
    Sharp Aquos LC-15B4E 15” LCD Television———-$180
    Sharpe – Over The Hills And Far Away (Music From The TV Series)—$250
    Sharp Aquos 26″ IDTV LCD TV with Freeview—————-$215
    Sharp LC-20B5E 20 in. LCD Television——————-$210
    Sharp LCM-3700 37″ LCD Television———————-$300
    Sharp 50cmV LCD – 4:3 Format – NICAM Stereo————$290
    Sharp XVZ200——————————————-$200
    Sharp LCD TV——————————————-$210
    Sharp Aquos LC32G1DE 32″ Widescreen LCD TV with Freeview—$310
    Sharp Aquos LC32GA5E 32 in. Plasma Television————–$300
    Sharp Aquos LC45GD1E 45″ Widescreen LCD TV with Freeview—-$320
    Sharp Aquos LC15C2E/E1E 15″ LCD Television——————$150
    Sharp Aquos LC37GD1E 37″ Widescreen LCD TV with Freeview—–$295
    Sharp 32in LCD Widescreen – NICAM Stereo – Remote Control-HD—-$290
    Sharp LC26GA4E————————————————–$270
    Panasonic TH-32LHD7BK 32″ LCD Black—————————–$260
    Samsung 54 Inch Rear Projection HDTV Monitor Television———$300
    Samsungs PCL545R HDTV20″ DynaSound™ TV————————–$280
    42″ Wide-Screen Rear Projection HDTV Monitor Television———$305
    43″ Wide Screen HDTV Monitor Television with DLP™—————$300
    Samsung HCN4727W projection HDTV 20″ TV SamsungTXN2020———$290
    50 inch. Plasma Samsung—————————————-$300
    42 in. Plasma EDTV Monitor Samsung TX-P2036 20″ DynaSound™—–$300
    HCM4216W 42″ Wide-Screen Rear Projection HDTV—————–$280
    TXM2790F 27″ Flat Stereo Television with DVD Component Video Input 27″ Flat Stereo——-$280
    TXN1634F 20″ Flat Stereo Television with D

    IPODS
    Apple 4 GB ipod mini blue m9802ll/a——–us$64.00
    Apple 4 GB ipod mini pink m9804ll/a——–us$64.00
    Apple 4 GB ipod mini green m9806ll/a——-us$64.00
    Apple 6 GB ipod mini blue m9803ll/a——–us$68.00
    Apple 6 GB ipod mini silver m9801ll/a——us$68.00
    Apple 20 GB ipod m9282ll/a—————–us$69.00
    Apple 4 GB ipod mini pink m9435ll/a——–us$49.00
    Apple 40 GB ipod photo———————us$49.00
    Apple 4 GB ipod nano———————–us$69.00
    Apple 2 GB ipod nano———————–us$62.00
    Apple 4 GB ipod mini silver m9160ll/a——us$49.00
    Apple 60 GB ipod photo m9830ll/a———–us$86.00
    Apple 60 GB ipod photo———————us$49.00

    Comment by david cole -

  68. we have all kind of mobile phones for sale.we have all kind of Brand new nokia, Brand new sony ericsson, samsung, motorola, nextel,qtek, benq, os and all kind of mobile phones. our mobile phones are:-
    1) Brand new gsm phones (this includes accessories, manuals, softwareand boxes)
    2) unlocked / sim free.
    3) Brand new (original manufacturer) box – no copies
    4) all phones have english language asdefault
    5) all material (software, manual) – car chargers – home
    chargers – usb data cables – holsters/belt clips – wireless headsets(bluetooth) – leather and non-leather carrying cases – batteries.ifyou are interested, forward your questions and enquires to us via email with your order and shipping details. we give 1 year warranty for every phone sold out to our costumers, our phones are company class 1 tested and approved by global standard organization of wireless industries, Brand new phones with complete accessories, extra charger and battery.serious buyers should
    Contact Person:Bill Wilson.
    Email:billmobilephones@hotmail.com

    Nokia 6020 tri-bank edge gsm/gprs $224.99
    Nokia 7610 tri-band gsm/gprs $324.99
    Nokia 9500 tri-band pda gsm/gprs $724.99
    Nokia 6822 gsm/gprs phone $274.99
    Nokia 3200 $90usd
    Nokia 3300 $95usd
    Nokia 3660 $95usd
    Nokia 5100 $140usd
    Nokia 5140 $142usd
    Nokia 6100 $150usd
    Nokia 6108 $150usd
    Nokia 6220 $155usd
    Nokia 6230 $160usd
    Nokia 6230i $165usd
    Nokia 6260 $170usd
    Nokia 6270 $180usd
    Nokia 6600 $185usd
    Nokia 6630 $185usd
    Nokia 6610 $175usd
    Nokia 6610i $175sd
    Nokia 6650 $180usd
    Nokia 6670 smart phone $200usd
    Nokia 6820 $190
    Nokia 7200 $195usd
    Nokia 7210 198usd
    Nokia 3230 130usd
    Nokia 7610 220usd
    Nokia 9300 220usd
    Nokia 7250 70usd
    Nokia 7250i 175usd
    Nokia 7260 160usd
    Nokia 7200 110usd
    Nokia 7600i 150usd
    Nokia 7610 150usd
    Nokia 8910i 140usd
    Nokia 8910ic..140usd
    Nokia 9210i communicator 160usd
    Nokia 9500 communicator260usd
    Nokia 9300 communicator..200usd
    Nokia n-gage180usd
    Nokia n-gage qd.200usd
    Nokia 7710 250usd
    Nokia 6680 280usd
    Nokia 8800 260usd
    Nokia 6680 180usd
    Nokia 6681 280usd
    Nokia n90 220usd
    Nokia n91 250usd
    Nokia n70 280usd
    Nokia 6060 150usd
    Nokia 6111 300usd
    Samsungs
    Samsung d500 140usd
    Samsung e600 80usd
    Samsung e800 20usd
    Samsung p510 120usd
    Samsung sgh-d410 $270usd
    Samsung sgh-e700 $150usd
    Samsung sgh-e715 $170usd
    Samsung sgh-p100 $130usd
    Samsung sgh-p400 $95usd
    Samsung sgh-p408 $240usd
    Samsung sgh-p730 $150usd
    Samsung sgh-s200 $90usd
    Samsung sgh-s300 $70usd
    Samsung sgh-s300m $100usd
    Samsung sgh-s500 100usd
    Samsung sgh-v200 110usd
    Samsung sgh-x400 100usd
    Samsung sgh-x430 100usd
    Samsung sgh-x600100usd
    Samsung x450 100usd
    Samsung SCH-i730 $130usd
    Samsung SPH-i500 $130usd
    Samsung p777 $130usd
    Samsung SPH-i330 $135usd
    Samsung SCH-A890 .$140usd
    Sony ericsson
    Sony ericsson k500i 130usd
    Sony Ericsson p800 260usd
    Sony Ericsson p900 200usd
    Sony Ericsson p910 300usd
    Sony Ericsson t230 80usd
    Sony Ericsson t310 80usd
    Sony Ericsson t610100usd
    Sony Ericsson z1010 340usd
    Sony Ericsson z600 130usd
    Sony ericssson t630 130usd
    Sony Ericsson s700i 150usd
    Sony Ericsson s750i 250usd
    Sony Ericsson W800i $265usd
    Motorola
    Motorola a388c 230usd
    Motorola a760 .250usd
    Motorola a768 170usd
    Motorola a768i 200usd
    Motorola a780 300usd
    Motorola c550 90usd
    Motorola c650 100usd
    Motorola e365 100usd
    Motorola e398 120usd
    Motorola i860 $135usd
    Motorola Mpx 300 $150usd
    Motorola Mpx 220 $140usd
    Motorola V6 $180usd
    Motorola e680 340usd
    Motorola razor v3 150usd
    Motorola v220 170usd
    Motorola v303 100usd
    Motorola v400 150usd
    Motorola v500 150usd
    Motorola v501 200usd
    Motorola v525 150usd
    Motorola v600 (oem) w/ Bluetooth headset 260usd
    Motorola v600 oem 200usd
    Motorola v690 170usd
    Motorola v750 180usd
    Motorola v80 200usd
    Motorola v80 with Bluetooth 260usd
    Motorola v872 200usd
    Motorola v878 180usd
    Motorola v300 150usd
    SIDEKICK
    Sidekick II Cell Phone for 120usd
    T-Mobile Sidekick 2 NOW with Service for 100usd
    T-Mobile To Go Prepaid Sidekick II for 120usd
    Sidekick II for T-Mobile with new service Plan 130usd
    T-Mobile Sidekick II T-Mobile Replacement Phone for 110 usd
    1996 Transfer Case: Sidekick 1996, and 1997 automatic….$140 usd
    Sidekick Basic Kit…………………………………$150 usd
    Sidekick II T-Mobile Cell Phone with Color Screen……..$130 usd
    T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Danger Cell Phone………………..$130 usd
    T-Mobile Sidekick II TMO to Go Prepaid Phone………….$140 usd
    Mobile Sidekick II…………………………………$110 usd
    ProTop 2 Piece Hardtop Suzuki Vitara / Chevy Tracker…..$150 usd
    Protop 2 Piece Hardtop for Sidekick / Tracker ………..$160 usd
    Original Extended Carbox Package 1989-1998……………$140 usd
    Original Extended Carbox Sidekick/Tracker 2 &…………$130 usd
    T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Danger Cell Phone………………..$130 usd
    AND MANY MORE OF CHOICES……………………………

    And We sell all kind of brand new Tv set, Ipod, DVD player, Laptops. at a very cheaper price and makers like panasonic, samsung, sony,sharp,mintek,toshiba,and many more available in store.
    DVD
    Panasonic DVD-LS5 DVD Player…$150USD
    Mintek MDP-5860 DVD Player…..$90USD
    Panasonic DMR-E50S DVD Recorder…$190USD
    Samsung DVD-L200 DVD Player….. $150USD
    and many more…………………….
    IPOD
    Apple iPod nano 2GB Black MP3 Player….$100USD
    Apple iPod Video 30GB Black MP3 Player…$1oousd
    Apple iPod Video 30GB Black MP3 Player…$150usd
    Apple iPod Mini 4GB 18hour battery – Pink MP3 Player…$120usd
    Apple iPod nano 4GB Black MP3 Player….$150usd
    and many more……………..
    TELEVISION
    Panasonic TH-42PD50U Television…..$600USD
    Panasonic TH-42PX50U Television…..$1000USD
    Panasonic TH-50PX50U Television…..$1500USD
    Panasonic TH-42PWD6UY Television….$500USD
    Panasonic TH-42PD25U/P Television…$400USD
    Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK Television….$450USD
    Panasonic TH-65PHD7UY Television….$2500USD
    Pioneer PDP-5050HD Television…….$1000USD
    Panasonic TH-37PX50U Television….$500USD
    Panasonic TH-42PX500U Television…$800USD
    Sony KLV-32M1 Television………$400USD
    Sony PFM-42V1/S Television………$500USD
    Sony KDE-61XBR950 Television……$5000USD
    Sony KDE-42XBR950 Television……$1000USD
    Sony PFM-42X1/S Television…….$500USD
    Sony KDE-42XS955 Television……$550USD
    Sony FWD-50PX1/S Television…..$1200USD
    Samsung HP-R4252 Television……..$500USD
    Samsung LN-R328W – LCD TV – 32….$500usd
    Samsung LN-R408D – LCD TV – 40….$800usd
    Samsung LT-P326W – LCD TV – 32….$650usd
    Samsung LTM 225W – LCD TV – 22….$500usd
    Samsung PPM63H3-plasma panel 63…$2000usd
    Samsung HP-P5071 50-inch 1366X768 HD Plasma TV Ref…..$800usd
    Samsung HPP5031 – plasma panel – 50…$1000usd
    Pioneer PDP-5050HD Television…….$1000USD
    Sharp 32″ Aquos HD-Ready LCD TV….$500usd.
    and many more……………
    LAPTOPS
    Dell Latitude C640 1.8GHz P4 Laptop w/CD-RW……$350USD
    Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook Computer for Home…..$480USD
    Sony VAIO FS540P – Pentium M 730 1.6 GHz – 15.4″ TFT…$500USD
    Sony Intel Pentium M 100GB Notebook Computer with DVD+/-R/RW Drive…$550USD
    ThinkPad G40 2389 – C 2.5 GHz – 14.1″ TFT IBM…..$580USD
    Panasonic Toughbook 18 Touchscre……$500USD
    HP Compaq Business Notebook nc8230 – Pentium M 760 2 GHz – 15.4″ TFT…$950USD
    HP Compaq Mobile Workstation nw8240 – Pentium M 760 2 GHz – 15.4″ TFT…$780USD
    and many more…………..
    OFFICE EQUIPMENT
    PLV-80 16:9 Widescreen WXGA Home Theater Multimedia Projector….$10,000usd
    magicolor 2430DL Color Laser Printer (20 PPM, 2400×600 DPI, Color, 32MB, PC/Mac)…$150usd
    Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV – film scanner (35 mm)…..$100usd
    EP7120 DLP Projector (1024×768, 1600:1)……$400u

    Comment by Bill Wilson -

  69. MOBILE PHONE SELLER INC.

    Email: mobile_phonesellr@yahoo.com

    NEW GSM PHONES/PDA – UNBEATABLE PRICES WE ARE CERTIFIED WHOLESALERS OF
    VARIOUS GSM MOBILE PHONES AND LAPTOPS AT VERY AFFORDABLE PRICES ATTACH IS OUR VERY
    CURRENT PRICE LIST OF GSM PHONES FOR YOURREFERENCE ALL PHONES/PDA ARE
    BRAND NEW SIM FREE/OPEN LINES/UNLOCK.
    We are mobile phones wholesalers and we do sale in pieces to enhance
    our sales.We deals on all brands and models of mobile phones such as
    Nokia,Motorola,Samsung,Sony Ericsson,Sagem, Sprint,Ipods, Laptops, Mp3 players etc at very cheap prices.Also, this is to reach
    our customers globally that its the season of BUY TWO GET ONE FREE.
    We are using
    this medium to reach interested buyers of mobile phones.Do kindly reply
    back if you are interested. THE KINDS OF MOBILE PHONES ARE LISTED BELOW:
    MOTOROLA RAZOR V3 for……..$130usd, MOTORLA RAZOR V6 FOR……..$150usd, MOTOROLA A1000 For $140, NEXTEL i930 For…….. $110usd, NEXTEL i860
    For…….. $90usd, SONY ERICSSON W800i For
    ……..$140usd, Sony ericsson w810i for…….$145usd, MOTOROLA MPX 220 For…….. $110usd, MOTOROLA MPX 300 For…….. $130usd,
    SONY ERICSSON K700i For…….. $120usd SONY ERICSSON k750i For……..$130usd NOKIA 9500
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  70. Awesome blog Mark, as usual…I too, have faked it to make it, granted I am only 32 and have not made it big yet, but I will.. I have had some really cool jobs in the tech industry that I have been hired over Stanford grads/Ph’ds. Just sneaking in the door/ so to speak. I believe it is all adding up to something really great. I do not like my current job, but I get to work from home and have some sort of freedom and I know something/ some idea is on its way= fate. Destiny will follow me with all the thoughts I ever had previously of success and i know all of these jobs were meant for a great reason. Especially since none of them lasted long, but they all made sense lessonwise.. so there you have it. A rainbow on the horizon, until my next move up my ladder of events to success. Thanks for your blogs! They rock! Keep whining and screaming.. I always have and it works, it makes things happen and I know this quote will resonate with you as it has me” Our feelings are our most geniune paths to knowledge” –Audrey Lorde

    Feelings! Those deep feelings, like screaming because things are not right! And making those changes! Yes! Call me a whiner also… oh wait, I have always been called one. :)

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  71. bravo Mark; right on the money; on many occasions in my career I’ve made the decision to NOT go get an MBA but instead to continue learning on the job; I call it fake it to make it. Over the years I have built several skills (sales, graphic design, web design, Emarketing, design/fabrication) this way that when combined allow me to build a start up, boothster.com which is an online resource for trade show booths and exhibits… and with hard work and some luck I will carve out a nice piece of this industry… anyway mark thanks for the on point blog and inspiration… go Mavs!

    http://tradeshowboothster.com

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