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HOWTO : Improving the PageSpeed of my site

Global Citizen, here again! I wanted to give you an update on one of the to-do items on my personal list – improving the page speed of my blog. This has been dismal for a while now, and today, I decided to take some steps to improve it. The good news is – there is really only one way to go and that’s UP! This is a rather large undertaking, so I need to make a plan – a simple 3-step plan. For those of you who have read my posts before, you know that I am a huge fan of...

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HOWTO : Best terminal color scheme for the terminal in Mac OS X

Hello there – Global Citizen again – this time with a practical tip on setting up the color scheme of the terminal. Once a developer, always a developer, and today is no different. As I was diving in the depths of my website to improve my PageSpeed score – actually writing a separate blog post about it – I found myself constantly having to open up the terminal and hacking away at the WordPress underpinnings. For my birthday, my wife got me a new Mac (thanks again babe!) and some of my settings are still factory – including the color scheme of...

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What’s the role of a CTO in a start-up?

It’s a simple enough question, and anyone envisioning oneself in that prized, pressure-cooker-of-a-position has probably thought about the education, skill set, experience and determination necessary to bring to the job. But that doesn’t answer the question. What, exactly, does the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at a start-up do? As a seasoned serial entrepreneur, I’ll tell you it’s not a foolish question. The role of the CTO has evolved steadily over the years from one of supporting a company’s business to one of driving the business – through better (and more automated) processes, better analytics, better hiring, better execution, and...

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2015 Global INSEAD Day

Every year on September 12th, INSEAD celebrates Global INSEAD Day. September 12th was the day that the very first promotion at INSEAD (in 1959) had their very first day of class. This year was no different. The New York City Alumni Association saw over 100 alumni (and new admits) came together to celebrate the bond that is INSEAD. The NYC Alumni of INSEAD chose to celebrate Global INSEAD Day at Houston Hall – an incredible authentic beer hall. Slowly, as the event unfolded and the crowd grew, we took over a rather large number of long tables – sitting elbow...

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3 Surprisingly Simple Actions to Jump Start Your Blog

For weeks, I’ve been thinking about what the next version of Global Citizen Experiment was going to contain. This version would be the fourth time that I would sit down and do a complete overhaul of the site. I spent weeks kvetching about the best way to go about accomplishing the goal. Then I realized that those weeks had turned into months and those months had turned into quarters. I realized I was stuck. So I gave myself the proverbial kick-in-the-pants (no, not this kick in the pants). Q: What would I tell any entrepreneur who found themselves in a similar situation?...

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