All posts by Michelle Eld

On to Bigger and Better Things


Well, the LA Dodgers may not have been able to bring home the World Series championship, but they gave the good fight. Now the future of many of the players is uncertain. Free agent Manny Machado, for example, thanked the Dodgers organization for its support over the years but was noncommittal regarding his future there.

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Types of Digital Currency: Making Sense of it All


Even though I have a big interest in Bitcoin and other mainstream digital currencies, there’s still a lot I don’t know about it. There are so many types out there, it’s hard to keep track. From Ripple and Litecoin to Peercoin and Primecoin, check out this informative article to sort out what all the different kinds are and what they do.

Outsource Everything but…

Accounting, quality control and sales. At least that’s what Entrepreneur says in this article:

It’s true that most startups today are undercapitalized, using every penny they have to stay afloat long enough to produce a positive cash flow.

Most investors want to see some type of revenue before risking a partnership with you.  That’s why you have to strip your company to the bare necessities, without outsourcing critical areas of your business. This includes accounting, quality control and sales.

The Difference Between Ethics and Business Ethics

Ah, tricky proposition. There is a difference. Sometimes ethics is easy and clear cut. Other times, the water gets murky. In regards to reporting code violations, coughing up confidential information, etc. when the rules aren’t quite so clear, it can be very tough to employ a solid set of business ethics.

Where do your ethics lie? Check this Forbes article out that explores the difference between ethics and business ethics.


Venom is almost here


Marvel Comics’ most notorious villains is now immortalized in the latest Venom movie, based on the popular Spider-Man spinoff character. This action-packed trailer showcases the film’s wild alien effects and it looks to be a blockbuster.

Hitting theaters in just a few days — October 5 — Venom will feature The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist who is the host of a powerful, symbiotic alien that provides him superhuman abilities.

I know where I’ll be this weekend!


How to Be Successful in Business (and in Life)

Being successful in business is one thing, but to be successful in your personal life too? A thing of beauty. How do you achieve both?

Inc. explores ways to achieve success in both areas, as told through stories by entrepreneurs who have lived it.

Just a few pieces of advice:

  • Be fearless
  • Understand finance
  • Have the right attitude
  • Grow as a leader
  • Show gratitude
  • Stay healthy

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What have we learned from NBA pre-season opener?


Well, the 2018-19 campaign is off and running as the LA Lakers played their first pre-season game, losing to the Denver Nuggets, 124-107.  Mostly sloppy play here but there were some promising pieces in there too.

However, just like in every other sport, pre-season basketball can be misleading, with no clear determining factors for success or failure later on in the regular season. Coaches play with different lineups as they feel out athletes’ strengths and weaknesses.

But this is still an interesting read…