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John Boitnott
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Attended UC Santa Barbara, St. Ignatius College Preparatory
Lives in San Francisco
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#Privacy has become boomtown for entrepreneurs!
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Many have lamented the death of privacy in today's society. Turns out, not only is privacy alive and well, but companies are making big money off it.
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paradoxical: in the era of extreme comunication (too much) the discretion and confidentiality (welcome!) is a powerful search engine
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15 Quotes from Great Minds on #Style  
Where do you get your style? Perhaps you take your style tips from your mom, fashion icons or New York fashion week. Maybe you are still looking to establish your style with the help of books, maga...
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Ok style! ... (internal!)
greetings
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Show Me The Money: SMB Tools That Increase Profit #entrepreneur  
Will 2015 be a breakout year for your small business? To answer this question with confidence, check out these SMB tools that can help boost profitability.
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Show me the money 21st century:
Know and synergy
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Time ain't changing.... but you can. #entrepreneurship  
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If you find yourself procrastinating, it's time to stop and figure out what exactly is making you shy away from your work.
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... Because a college degree is more or less a requirement - like a high school diploma from 30 years ago. #entrepreneurship  
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Zuckerberg and Gates are the exceptions to the rule. No offense, but you probably aren't.
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Content that users create themselves is more likely to be trusted by potential customers! #marketing  
User generated content (UGC) can be a brand's best friend. Or it can fall flat on its face. The difference lies in finding a genuine fit between content and partner that resonates with and compels the target demographic....
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Integrity and reputation "go hand in hand"
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50 #Productivity Tips to Boost Your Brain (Infographic)
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Modern science is teaching us that the brain is not static. It changes every day and you can be the one directing that change.
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it's not just for software development teams anymore. #timeboxing
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Though it's been around a while, timeboxing is growing in popularity, and not just with software development teams.
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be or not be
accountable!
each is responsible for their own destiny
cordially
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Small Business #Employee Theft's Rippling Effect #entrepreneur  
Even though the flexibility of small businesses has often been viewed as one of their positive attributes, the important issue of employee...
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controlled autonomy
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+Andre Bourque talks about some favorite #apps he uses to have fun while on business trips 
I'm in Austin this week at a non-profit business conference. And lately, everything about my business travel has been a focus on simplifying my trips. From packing a second set of every toiletry and shaver in a second, ready-to-go suitcase, to know...
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Just a little "Thank You" can make all the difference... #business  
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Don't forget your #Klout score.
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Many people call it fluffy or not a true indicator of online influence. But the simple fact is, Klout still wields great influence itself.
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  • UC Santa Barbara, St. Ignatius College Preparatory
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Longtime Bay Area digital media consultant.
Introduction
I have worked at TV, newspapers, radio and internet companies in California for 20 years. I currently write for Inc., Entrepreneur, Venturebeat and SAP Innovations Blog. I have written for NBC, Village Voice, FastCompany and USAToday among others. I was an on-air TV reporter for 2 years in Santa Barbara, and as one of Digg’s power users, I drove millions of visitors to websites all over the world. I also now invest in startups and work with tech entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Before that I wrote, produced, reported, edited, and a million other things for TV stations, radio stations and newspapers since 1994.

I like hiking, working out, watching sci-fi and politics, listening to my favorite band Led Zeppelin as well as classic rock in general, reading spiritual books, fantasy novels like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. I have a weakness for political and religious discussions. 

I love to draw. I love to do things on the internet. I love being with my friends.
Bragging rights
Got a Masters in Education by the time I was 23. Became a TV reporter in Santa Barbara by the time I was 26.
Work
Occupation
Journalist, Digital Media Strategist
Employment
  • Entrepreneur
    Writer, 2014 - present
  • SAP.com
    Writer, 2014 - present
  • USAToday
    Freelance Contributor, 2014 - present
  • Viralheat
    Sr. Account Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • Hasai Inc.
    VP, Business/Development, 2010 - 2012
  • Village Voice Media
    Journalist, Social Media Strategist, 2009 - 2010
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San Francisco
Previously
Redwood City - Santa Barbara, Daly City
I've been seeing Eric for the last year or so and have made tremendous personal progress in several areas, from my personal to professional life. Eric's guidance and calming presence has played an important part for me in my journey. I highly recommend you visit him.
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It's hard to be anything other than satisfied at the Kunde Estate as they drive up up the side of a mountain (all on the estate) to enjoy a wine tasting session, with a view that stretches all the way south to San Pablo Bay. I was highly impressed with the jovial and welcoming demeanor of our hosts as they gave us tasting after tasting of lovely wines.
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I had some lung issues recently and I am happy that Dr. Lipson was available. His expertise and knowledge pulled me through some tough situations, as I had panic attacks connected to my asthma. That situation has improved quite a bit - and he is monitoring me closely. So I am happy with how it has gone so far. He is reasonably priced too - if you have insurance. He's also a kind, nice person too.
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