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03/12/2011 / zacharycampbell1

Rappers you wish you knew. Now you do.

J. cole

Wale

XV

Blu

Q-Tip

Royce Da 5’9

Charles Hamilton

Jay Electronica

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02/17/2011 / zacharycampbell1

Carnegies Laws: Follow them and you will be influential and win friends!

Fundamental Techniques in Handling People

  1. Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.
  2. Give honest and sincere appreciation.
  3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.

Six Ways to Make People Like You

  1. Become genuinely interested in other people.
  2. Smile.
  3. Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
  4. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
  5. Talk in terms of the other person’s interest.
  6. Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.

Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking

  1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
  2. Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say “You’re Wrong.”.
  3. If you’re wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
  4. Begin in a friendly way.
  5. Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes.
  6. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
  7. Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers.
  8. Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
  9. Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.
  10. Appeal to the nobler motives.
  11. Dramatize your ideas.
  12. Throw down a challenge

Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment

  1. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
  2. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
  3. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
  4. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
  5. Let the other person save face.
  6. Praise every improvement.
  7. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
  8. Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
  9. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.
02/17/2011 / zacharycampbell1

Cool New Sites

 

This site gives you the ability to refer a friend or acquaintance to a job posted to Top Prospect. If your referral ends up getting hired you get a refferal cut (typically in surplus of $10000, yeah TEN THOUSAND!) Most of the jobs posted right now are primarily programming jobs, so if you know any talented programmers sign up for the site and start referring! Think about just becoming a employment referrer. Refer 10 people a year and you’re making pretty good money.

 

This is interesting… Have you ever been in a store and wanted to know what other people thought of the product you were thinking about buying. Well you don’t have to wonder anymore, all you have to do is download the SearchReviews app for Iphone or Android and then start scanning the products bar codes–reviews will come up from sites like Amazon, Zappos, Walmart, and more.  Cool concept, we’ll check back in later to see how this venture develops.

02/05/2011 / zacharycampbell1

Dr. Bob & the Subprime Mess

So one of my new Professors, Dr. Bob, came up with a creative way to explain the Subprime Mess. It’s funny as hell, and i am really looking forward to learning a lot more as the semester goes on!

 

Subprime Mess – Chapman University

01/08/2011 / zacharycampbell1

Watch out for these companies

Get your genome mapped for a measly 200 bucks and figure out what diseases you are predisposed to, what types of food go best with your genomic type, etc.

Kind of like Facebook + Twitter but not. Path let’s you take pictures of where you are and give a simple paraphrase. It’s a beautiful interface and should do well.

This is what i’ve always dreamt of (even though i don’t need it)–a credit card reader that attaches to your iphone. Awesome!

Gives any application that’s being developed the option to have user geo tracking and other geo tracking capabilities.

An online directory of iphone applications–games, utilities–you name it they have it.

the stumble upon of youtube videos–you don’t want to look for entertainment? okay, well nowmov looks for you.

 

 

check these out !

~Zac Campbell

01/08/2011 / zacharycampbell1

2011 New Years Resolution

I know that it’s 7 days, but I’m going to make a new years resolution now… in the late hours the first friday of 2011. Most people would say your in college, friday night, what’s up? My answer is a bad cold, and well just thoughts. You see i’m going to silicon valley this weekend for a week long venture capital journey–so i’ve got a lot of ideas jostling in my skull. But this is all besides the point. What do i want from this year?

 

  1. To get more people involved with classDOX
  2. To get a new business venture launched with my roommate, Forest
  3. To train for triathlons/XC 2 hours a day, including stretching, core, and yoga work
  4. To Wake up early, except on weekends
  5. Read the “Black Swan”
  6. Read “Purple Cow”
  7. Average above a 3.5 GPA over the next two semesters
  8. Learn to play the Guitar
  9. Be able to Run a sub 28:00 5 mile
  10. Find a house for next Fall

We’ll see if i’ve completed these in a year. After reading Kevin Roses blog, i was inspired to write this–he’s the founder of Digg

10/15/2010 / zacharycampbell1

Kanye West “Christian Dior Denim Flow”… Yeah, it’s cool.

10/12/2010 / zacharycampbell1

Google

GOOGLE. It’s a beast. Started in 1996, Google has been the primary search engine for millions of people for just about 15 years. It’s crazy to think that Google started as just another start-up: small, non-lucrative, and hopeful. But the truth of the matter is that Google has grown to become so much more than just a search engine, and with this post i want to discuss how they make their money, and what other industries they have chips in.

So how does Google make money, you ask? Well seeing that the search engine spec is their forte its not far fetched to say they make their money through that. But how? Pay per click (AKA PPC) is a method Google uses in conjunction with people wanting to get their websites seen. So if i have a website that sells guitar and my SEO (search engine optimization) isn’t up to par yet, i would probably consider PPC. SEO shows the organic search results you see on the main part of the a Google search page. PPC is the erroneous stuff you see to the right. Most people don’t click them or notice them… But believe it or not, Google makes a shit load of money from them. PPC is exactly what its name says too; basically the person listing the Ad pays every time someone on the internet clicks the Ad. Google has become devious and smart too, and has begun developed Adsense–a program where you put these google PPC ads on your site and you take part of the profit from people clicking on them… Cool right?

 

Google has become so much more than a monogamous search engine. It’s begun delving into every aspect of your life. I mean, there really is a Google App for everything you want to do. You name it; they have Google Docs, Google Finance, Google Translate, Gmail, Google Checkout, Blogger, Google Chrome, and now they are making Google cars that drive themselves. Google is amazing. Sadly though, it’s amazement runs at a cost to us, and our privacy. Google uses its life encompassing platform to collect information from ‘EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE!!’

 

Google keeps and it’s entitled to use information you submit using any of the Google applications. That’s scary to think. The question remains though: is Google Evil for doing this?  I say No.

Google stores information for up to 2 years after submitted using any of the Google applications or browsers. After that the information exists, but it isn’t present in their direct servers. Google says that they keep the information for two years, because if anything significant happens that people care about, it is probable that it was within two years. Take for example a murder. Google searches and other things can show what the murderer was looking for, and by keeping that information–when the murder happens they know who to look under and find any evidence. In a way it makes Google the internet CSI. this makes them Not EVIL. Until Google starts using my information and distributing it to people and companies i don’t want to know about me with out my consent or any probable cause, I will keep this mindset too.

 

Google is not evil.

 

I am actually going to tour the HQ’s soon. I am pretty excited about it. Maybe i will find something there that makes me change my mind about Google’s non-evilness, but i doubt it.

 

 

07/24/2010 / zacharycampbell1

ClassDOX

The official launch of my new business is approaching and will soon be here, september 6, 2010. I am excited to see everything coming into place, and am ready to get onto the marketing and sales side of the business. ClassDOX is an online exchange that enables high school and college students to buy and sell class notes. The idea has been around for a while, but the online rendition of the idea hasn’t really taken off yet. I am hoping and expecting that ClassDOX will be one of the firsts to be ubiquitous, and known my most if not ALL students.

Stay Tuned, because this site is sure to make your academic life easier and more fun.

~Zac

06/08/2010 / zacharycampbell1

Tuesday Group Ride

Check this out. I just got a Garmin 500 Biking Computer, and i did a 30 mile ride this morning. The details this thing captures are crazy!! I know you’ll love it, so  check it out:

Tuesday Group Ride by zacharycampbell1 at Garmin Connect – Details.