Archive for August, 2008
[display_podcast] Jun Loayza graduated from UCLA in 2007 with a degree in Economics. After working for an international consulting firm out of college, he decided he needed a greater challengeâ€”which led him to team up with some college friends to start the company Future Delivery. The company builds fun and productive technology for students and young professionals and recently launching their first project, FD Career. This wasnâ€™t Junâ€™s first taste of entrepreneurship. He and his friends also started a consulting company back in college. Jun recommends that the best time to start a company is as an undergraduate, not only because there are helpful resources at your university to get started, but also because it's a great time to experiment and get to know yourself. Recommended Book The eMyth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Fail and What to Do About it by Michael Gerber Mitch Joel recently interviewed Michael Gerber on Foreward Thinking, the Business and Motivational Book Podcast. I was recently interviewed by Luke Walker for his blog/podcast Media Ramblings on the future of media and Public Relations.
Brazen Careerist , the twenty-something blogger network that I'm a part of, has been featuring articles on various cities from the perspective of young people who live there. I recently wrote an article on what it's like to live and work in Chicagoâ€”and why Chicago is more manageable than many other large cities. Read the article: My City, Chicago
How many of your current bills go toward technology that didn't exist ten or 15 years ago? Taking a look at my personal budget, 7.5% of my total monthly spending goes toward basic cable, internet and cell phone billsâ€”all of which have only recently become staples in our lives. If that doesn't mean much to you, consider this factâ€”if I were to take the money that I spend each month on these "new" technology bills and start putting it into my savings account at just 3% interest, I would total over $41,000 in additional savings after 30 years. And this doesn't even include all of the latest techno-gadgets that I spend my money on. To calculate your own spending, check out the Compound Interest Calculator. Just something to think about. Photo Source: DavidDMuir