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Euro Trip!

Posted on July 29, 2013 by Benjamin Patton 3 Comments

Been away from the blog for a little bit… but with good reason! Recently I went on an awesome trip to Europe.  My brother and I had a wedding to attend in Cannes and we knew about it about six months ago.  Knowing we would be flying all the way to France for a wedding [...]

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How Ms. Utah Should Have Answered Her Question

Posted on June 19, 2013 by Benjamin Patton No Comments

Poor girl. I’m sure she could have answered more appropriately if she had been more relaxed. I found the question pretty interesting because I often hire people.  I notice that when interviewing, women typically come into the interview with lower pay expectations.  I’m not saying it happens every time, but often I’m interviewing two people, one [...]

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Ready For Love Finale

Posted on June 4, 2013 by Benjamin Patton 19 Comments

There it is ladies and gents! The grand finale of Ready For Love! Thanks to all the fans of the show who watched and commented, tweeted and Facebook’d about the show. It didn’t go exactly how they planned it but I know there are a lot of people out there who enjoyed it. When I [...]

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Ernesto Finds Love

Posted on May 30, 2013 by Benjamin Patton No Comments

Title of this episode says it all. I thought I had it tough meeting Angela’s stepfather but at least I didn’t get hooked up to a lie-detector! Ernie steals the show though and it couldn’t happen to a betterguy. Really awesome for him to go for it like that. If you don’t enjoy the end [...]

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Why The World Needs More Female Entrepreneurs

Posted on May 29, 2013 by Benjamin Patton 4 Comments

In the United States, for every 10 men becoming entrepreneurs there are seven women. In Singapore and Thailand, because of cultural differences, the ratio is flipped—

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Meet the Parents!

Posted on May 23, 2013 by Benjamin Patton 7 Comments

Why You Should Start A Business Overseas

Posted on May 16, 2013 by Benjamin Patton 4 Comments

I was forwarded an article talking about when you should expand your business to overseas markets: 10 Questions to Ask Before Expanding Overseas BY ALINA DIZIK Great article and I recommend taking a look. But it got me thinking in another direction. If you already have a successful business to the point that you are [...]

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Ready For Love Episode #6: Love In Paradise

Posted on May 16, 2013 by Benjamin Patton 4 Comments

Hawaii!

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Kobe Bryant’s Torn Achilles: This Brings Back Painful Memories

Posted on May 14, 2013 by Benjamin Patton 2 Comments

Kobe Bryant just posted a picture from surgey on his Achilles tendon. I know from experience how difficult this is. Here is my scar, tore my Achilles less than 2 years ago.                         PS- I was going to post the Kobe pic but its [...]

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Business Plans Are A Waste Of Time… Let Me Explain

Posted on May 14, 2013 by Benjamin Patton 4 Comments

A reader sent me this Business Week article about Steve Blank’s ideas on the importance of writing a business plan and asked me to chime in. Here are me my thoughts… The last time I wrote a business plan was either for a bank loan or for a class at the University of Pennsylvania. In [...]

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