Author: Jason Weinberger

IRIS CRM - NMI
Featured Article NMI Acquires IRIS CRM, Expanding Deeper in the Commerce Value-Chain

To meet increased demand for full commerce enablement solutions, NMI and IRIS CRM’s joint offerings better enable ISO, ISV, bank and fintech partners SCHAUMBURG, IL – JANUARY 18, 2022 – NMI, a leading full commerce enablement technology company, today announced it has acquired IRIS CRM, a premier merchant services CRM and comprehensive merchant management platform […]

Rethinking How We Measure Productivity Rethinking How We Measure Productivity
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The Mission Newsletter, 11/9/18 “It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.” ―Michael Grant Fresh Out of the Oven… Willpower Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Key to Being More Productive According to Neuroscience. “Instead of blindly executing one task after another as it appeared […]

Forget Your Stock Options. This 1 Thing Is the Key to Choosing Your Next Job Forget Your Stock Options. This 1 Thing Is the Key to Choosing Your Next Job
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NakedPoppy Instagram Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to work at some pretty cool companies. Yes, two of them tanked; not the outcome anyone writes home about. 🙂 But three were acquired by brands like Apple and Amazon, and three successfully went public. This has led some people to ask how I “choose companies so well.” […]

How To Become Someone You Don’t Recognize. How To Become Someone You Don’t Recognize.
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A before and after of me. It sure is possible not to recognize yourself. The photo on the left is me blind drunk about to go to a rave party, having made a lot of money the month prior from a startup. The photo on the right is me eight years later giving an inspiring speech at […]

How To Recruit And Retain A Team That’s More Qualified Than You How To Recruit And Retain A Team That’s More Qualified Than You
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Recruiting is hard, even for hugely profitable companies whose offices look like MTV Cribs mansions and who offer free perks like multi-course lunches, yoga, and all-hands happy hours. For startups, it’s even harder. You have to make your first hires pre-traction, pre-revenue, maybe even pre-product — and definitely “pre-perks.” How are you supposed to compete for the best talent? […]

Pain + Reflection = Progress Pain + Reflection = Progress
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The Mission Newsletter, 11/7/18 “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” -Joseph Campbell Midweek Motivation: If You Can Master These Ancient Laws About Yourself, You’ll Become Unstoppable – “Contrary to popular belief, there are fundamental laws that determine much of your life: your performance, energy, relationships, health, and success. […]

A Glimpse into The Future of Work A Glimpse into The Future of Work
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The Mission Newsletter, 11/6/18 “Be stubborn on vision and flexible on journey.” -Noramay Cadena Read, Learn, and Act… The Math Behind The 5-Hour Rule: Why You Need To Learn 1 Hour Per Day Just To Stay Relevant When it comes to the future of work, there are two equally important trends that everyone should know, yet few people […]

If You Can Master These Ancient Laws About Yourself, You’ll Become Unstoppable If You Can Master These Ancient Laws About Yourself, You’ll Become Unstoppable
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Keegan Houser on Unsplash “We are subject to forces from deep within us that drive our behavior and that operate below the level of our awareness.” -Robert Greene, The Laws of Human Nature There are no “new” fundamentals. In the words of best-selling author Jim Rohn, “Truth is not new.” Contrary to popular belief, there are fundamental laws […]

Put on Your Creative Cap! Put on Your Creative Cap!
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The Mission Newsletter, 11/2/18 “Every human has four endowments — self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” -Stephen Covey Get the Creative Juices Flowing with These Reads… How to Take Your Creativity to New Levels “When confronted with a creative thinking situation — and when processing the […]

Why Experience Is Overrated Why Experience Is Overrated
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The Mission Newsletter, 11/1/18 “The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.” -C.S. Lewis Hot Off The Press… A Seven-Time CIO’s Advice for First Time CIOs: An Interview with Mark Settle “If you’re a first time CIO, you sometimes feel like you have to prove you are the smartest person in […]

A Seven-Time CIO’s Advice for First Time CIOs A Seven-Time CIO’s Advice for First Time CIOs
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The world of business is moving faster than ever. With the growing demand of technology to help do more with less, IT departments are feeling increased pressure to build digital networks able to meet aggressive business goals. Most, if not all, of the responsibility falls on the CIO, and at times, it can be challenging […]

Out of the City and Into the ‘Burbs Out of the City and Into the ‘Burbs
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The Mission Newsletter, 10/30/18 “Same old boring Sunday morning, old men out washing their cars Mum’s in the kitchen cooking Sunday dinner, Herberts still moaning for food And Johnny’s upstairs in his bedroom sitting in the dark Annoying the neighbors with his punk rock electric guitar This is the sound, This is the sound of the suburbs.” -The Members […]

Saying Goodbye to Traffic Forever Saying Goodbye to Traffic Forever
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The Mission Newsletter, 10/29/18 “They say the universe is expanding. That should help with the traffic.” -Steven Wright The World’s Last Traffic Jam The race was by far the biggest in California history. People flocked from all over the country to see which rider would win the champion’s purse. The winner would receive over $20,000 in gold […]

Freedom is the enemy of creativity, limitations are its saviour Freedom is the enemy of creativity, limitations are its saviour
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How staying inside the box can help you think outside it Introduction It’s a common misconception that freedom gives you the space to be a better creator. Most creative endeavours take place within a restricted budget and those that have an abundance of talent and finances often fail to create anything original. Limited environments actually foster more […]

Human + A.I. = Your Digital Future Human + A.I. = Your Digital Future
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In the new film Ex Machina, a reclusive billionaire invents a robotic artificial intelligence. To test whether his invention is indistinguishable from a human being, he helicopters-in a young engineer to see if he falls in love with the robot. Today, making machines and humans indistinguishable from each other is no longer science fiction, it’s good […]

How to Build Rome in a Day How to Build Rome in a Day
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The Mission Newsletter, 10/25/18 “When it hurts — observe. Life is trying to teach you something.” — Anita Krizzan How to Build Rome in a Day The city was in chaos. Fires raged and foreign soldiers rushed through the streets. The invading barbarians destroyed and looted everything. The citizens were in shock. Once, their home had been the most important city […]

Is Entrepreneurship Overhyped And Glorified? Is Entrepreneurship Overhyped And Glorified?
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Entrepreneurship has become something of a trend these days. It is the ‘in thing’ to do with your life. Oh my god, you are one of those entrepreneur people right? No. Way. That is like soo cool. I’ve see your Instagram, it is so legit. It seems like that lifestyle is totally for me. Maybe I should […]

The Future of Talent: Inclusive & Technical The Future of Talent: Inclusive & Technical
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Photo by NESA by Makers on Unsplash Written by Alexandra Carmen of Career Karma. Recently, Glassdoor released a list of 15 companies that no longer require a college degree for employment. The list includes companies like Home Depot and Whole Foods as well as tech giants like IBM and Google. IBM’s Vice President, Joanna Daley, told CNBC […]

Solving the Global Housing Crisis Solving the Global Housing Crisis
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The Mission Newsletter, 10/23/18 “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” — George S. Patton Where do you put 3 million people every week? The man looked over the valley he declared that this was the right place to build their city. It was the middle of the desert. The nearest city was more than a thousand […]

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