Monthly Archive: January 2011

New 31 Ounce Starbucks “Trenta” Cup

Starbucks has decided that the Venti drink at 24 ounces was not enough for its beloved fanatics and has introduced the 31 ounce Starbucks cup size called the Trenta. The 31 ounce giant Starbucks drink will be available nationwide by May 3rd of this year. Starbucks says that this new drink will cost only 50 cents more than the Venti-sized iced drinks meaning that my favorite Venti Tazo Green Tea Lemonade Sweet will be around $4 and change after tax. Expensive? Somewhat, but we’ll talk a little about this in a minute. The new size will be under 90 calories...

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Does Age Impact Business?

Zappos Blog – Tony Hsieh is the 37 year old Harvard Graduate who founded Zappos.com and when he was only 26 years old, he sold Link Exchange to Microsoft for $265 million You’re sitting in for an important meeting where you are about to make a business decision that will affect your company, not only financially but also in the business aspect in the long run. You sit there thinking about all the great things that will come about because of this – not only for the company but also yourself. You imagine that if this project is a success...

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Do You Price Match?

I recently bought a TV on Amazon and it came with a TV Low Price Guarantee and this thought came to my mind that reminded me of all the times that I have used the Price Match feature. My family bought a Sony TV back in 2004 and I remember at the time Price Matching the TV at BestBuy to CircuitCity saving about 10% of the total price of the TV, which at the time was $1000. I also remember just a few years ago, buying an LCD tv, and price matching to result in almost $800 in savings. What...

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AT&T vs Verizon vs Sprint vs T-Mobile

As I was busy doing my work today, sipping my tea as I attempted to focus on my excel file over the rings and buzzes of my manager’s new Verizon Droid Pro and my new T-Mobile My Touch 4g. I have to say, that our corporate phones are quite nice and we did have the option of all 4 major networks – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. I also have the Samsung Captivate, a Galaxy S phone, based on the AT&T network. In fact, I have been with AT&T for around 8 years now and if it wasn’t for having...

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Optimal Time For Blogging

Waking up in the morning, turning on your computer in complete darkness as your coffee brews and fills up your empty cup. The bright light of your monitor shines on your face as you launch your WordPress admin section to begin writing your new post as you sip your coffee. Does this sound like you? It used to be me, but not anymore. With my work schedule and my dedication of making sure that I have plenty of posts, I try to write about 2-3 posts in every sitting. Some people like to blog in the daytime because they feel...

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