Category Archives: My musings

Q: What Makes a Great Leader? A: Communication

I stumbled across an interesting question on Quora today:

“Which makes a better leader, a person who communicates well with other people, or a person who gets the job done?”

While I think

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Stop Trying to Chase Success

There’s a fantastic thread on Quora that’s been grabbing some attention lately. The thread in question, If

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If You’re a Straight Guy Living in LA or SF, the Dating Scene Isn’t in Your Favor

This map is an oldie but a goodie.

if you’re a straight guy looking to find love, I suggest moving to Chicago or New York City.

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If You Have the Means, I Challenge You to Match My Donation to Fight Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a disease that is estimated to kill 10 million women over the next 25 years. That is something we can’t allow.

After writing about the “I

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Jumping Out of a Plane for Charity

I’m late adding this to my blog, but I still want to note it.

Two weeks ago, I agreed to help out the Leap for Life campaign to raise money and awareness for cancer research. To do this though,

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Health and Your Body When You Sit In Front of a Computer All Day

I’d like to take a moment to point to a great post Mashable’s Jolie O’Dell wrote on her personal blog: Fat Bloggers: My Own Weight Loss Journey.

Here is an excerpt:

Here’s the graphic

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What Does a Co-Editor Do, Anyway?


While I spend a lot of time on entrepreneurial projects (two iPhone apps and a novel I’m trying to get picked up), I am best known as the Co-Editor of Mashable. I started writing for Mashable

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I'm Back to Blogging (on My Personal Blog)

After a few months of hiatus (and a very broken blog), BenParr.com is (mostly) back, and so am I.

Whether because of time or lack of effort to fix my blog (it got hacked), I haven’t maintained

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Don't Rely on Anecdotal Evidence to Prove Your Point

The definition of Anecdotal Evidence, via Wikipedia:

(2) Evidence, which may itself be true and verifiable, used to deduce a conclusion which does not follow from it, usually by generalizing

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Introducing: The BenParr.com iPhone App!

A few days ago, I wrote on Mashable about a new service called iSites, which lets you create your own, self-branded iPhone and Android app.

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