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Brad West
Works at Iglu
Attended Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Employment
  • Iglu
    Marketing & Project Management, 2014 - present
  • Telos Corporation
    AMHS Technician, 2007 - 2008
  • Integra Telecom
    Technical Support, 2006 - 2007
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
    DMS Technician, 2002 - 2004
  • United States Marine Corps
    Small Computer Systems Technician, 1998 - 2002
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Previously
Hollywood, AL
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Aspiring Entrepreneur
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After 10 years of working IT support I decided it was time for a change. Not sure what to do I decided to move to Thailand and go to university. Get the whole story here: http://bradonomics.com/
Education
  • Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Information Technology, 2013 - 2014
  • Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Mass Communications, 2011 - 2012
  • Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Communications, 2009 - 2010
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Ever failed to learn a second language? Me too ...three different times.
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I've searched high and low but can't find any tutorials on fixing my audio drivers in Ubuntu.

Got any knowledge to drop?
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Thanks for this, I appreciate it. I've been reloading a lot lately trying to get the hang of linux. I'll give this a try.
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In a conversation with a friend I was asked for my advice on what she should do regarding publishing a work she's been sitting on and how to increase traffic and engagement on her blog. As I was giving her advice, everything I was saying, I was saying to myself. The advice was mostly taken from a blog post by +John Bardos where he was asking "what guy am I?" and a little from +Dan Andrews where he says "every blog post should answer the same question from a different angle." My friend's writing is all over the place and it's hard to label her. I suggested that once she chose a label, her traffic and engagement would take care of itself. But then I hung up the phone...

I started wondering what happens when people chose to be a "guy" but later decide they don't want to be that guy? What happens when +John McIntyre doesn't want to be the Autoresponder guy anymore? What happens when +Justin Cooke and +Joseph Magnotti don't want to be the Adsense guys anymore? What does John do with all the autoresponder authority he's built on his blog? What does Justin and Joe do with all those twitter followers who still expect AdSense advice?

+Chris Guillebeau was on +Chase Jarvis LIVE recently talking about what happens when you finish a project and how it can be hard to let go of the "guy" you were and find a new "guy" to be. It was an interesting interview and it did help a little with the questions above but it got me wondering. Why am I afraid to pick a "guy" to be? Am I afraid that I'll spend a lot of time and effort and the payoff won't be enough? Am I afraid that I'll be too successful and then have too much responsibility? Or perhaps it's an issue of not wanting to be pigeonhole, just like my friend...
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Slipping $20K into my offshore bank account my loosen my lips, Lani! :-)
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+Steve Kaufmann interviews +Stephen Krashen. If you're a language nerd, you've got to watch this.
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Great Article about the difference between Thai values and western values. Is a scam really a scam?
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I find it hard to call someone a criminal who works in the garlic industry, but Sweden has done just that.
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How to Rank #1 on Google—by Matt Cutts
Direct from the horse's mouth :)
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Juárez Correa [...] squatted next to her and asked why she hadn’t expressed much interest in math in the past, since she was clearly good at it.

"Because no one made it this interesting," she said.
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I read this... It is an incredible story.
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I've started a reading list. I was trying to do reviews of all the books I'm reading ...but that's work.
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+Aaron Myers interviews Dr James Asher, creator of the Total Physical Response system of language learning.

Dr Asher talks about how most language learning programs are actively working against the students. He talks about how study and forced production are counter productive and says "when speaking happens, language learning has already occurred." This video was an hour well spent with someone who seems to understand well how language is learned.
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It's especially good for learning verbs; stand, sit, touch, walk, run, etc. as well as body parts and other basic things that are around the class or can be illustrated on cards. The first couple of weeks we spent a lot of time outside of class. Playing the game 'Simon says' is similar to how we did it at first.
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Look at this Instagram (Nickelback Parody)

Two months later and this is still funny.
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If you haven't listened to the latest episode of the Lifestyle Business Podcast, you should.

+Dan Andrews talked about the ad re-targeting work he has been doing and it got me wondering. If you were looking to become proficient in AdWords, where would you start?

What books would you read? Which websites would you visit? Who would you have conversations with?
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Everything Fonts - All you want to do with fonts... and more!. Everything Fonts is a place for font tools/font information/font download/fon

The Blog of Brad West
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After 5 years in Thailand I'm still trying to find my way into entrepreneurship ...these are my stories.

The Education of Millionaires — Book Summary
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My summary of Micheal Ellsberg's book The Education of Millionaires.

Reading List: March, April & May 2013
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Books I read and reviewed during the spring of 2013.

Monthly Expense Report for Chiang Mai Thailand — February 2014
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Is it possible to live in Chiang Mai Thailand for $500 per month? Not this month. Check out the Baseline Report for the details.

Reading List: July 2013
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Books I read and links I found interesting in July of 2013.

Monthly Expense Report for Chiang Mai Thailand — March 2014
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Click here to see my expense report for Chiang Mai Thailand.

Reading List: June 2013
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A review of books I read and links I liked in June of 2013.

Monthly Expense Report for Chiang Mai Thailand — November 2013
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$500 per month to live in Chiang Mai Thailand? Yeah, that's about right. Click here to see the details.

Monthly Expense Report for Chiang Mai Thailand — December 2013
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Is it possible to live in Chiang Mai Thailand for $500 per month? Check out the Baseline Report and find out.

Trust Me I'm Lying — Book Summary
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My review and summary of Ryan Holiday's book Trust Me I'm Lying.

Never Eat Alone — Book Review
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Keith Ferrazzi has built one of the world's largest networks. In his book Never Eat Alone, he shows how you can do the same.

What is the Best Range Bag? | Range Gear
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How to choose the best range bag and get the best deal.

Fly Asia | Promotion Information for Asia Based Flights
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Promotion Information for Asia Based Flights

So Good They Can't Ignore You — Book Review
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A review and summery of Cal Newport's Book So Good They Can't Ignore You.

Jeff Joslin Talks About Keeping a Journal for MMA Training
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Jeff Joslin talks about how and why to keep a journal for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA training.

Too Stupid to Learn a Second Language?
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How I failed to learn Japanese, Spanish and Thai, and finally found a method of language learning that worked for me.

Bradonomics
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After 5 years in Thailand I'm still trying to find my way into entrepreneurship ...these are my stories.

Monthly Expense Report for Chiang Mai Thailand — October 2013
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baselining —verb Reducing your expenses as low as possible to increase your runway. Moving to a less expensive country while you launch your

My favorite pizza joint in Bangkok. Walkable from the BTS Asok or the MRT Sukhumvit. It gets very crowded during lunch and dinner so reserve a table or go at an off time. The music can be loud so be prepared to raise your voice for conversation.
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Overall Darjelling was a good hotel. The staff was friendly enough. The location was convenient. I wish they would have used less perfume in the room (or none at all). It was so strong when I first entered, it started to gave me a headache. I opened the window for a while and it dissipated to an acceptable level. Things were quiet and I slept well. I did hear some people in the hall so I think things could get noisy if they were at capacity. 1,300 baht per night with no breakfast seems a little steep but there's a Foodland on Sukhumvit Soi 16 with a diner; an American breakfast before 9 AM is 56 baht.
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My favorite pizza in Chiang Mai.
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Good chicken with rice and Khao Soi.
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