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A website for Becca's mom
Jul 13, 2011, 10:42a - Business
Becca's mom, Lindy Loya, has been running her own hand therapy center in Arcadia, California for the past 10 years.

What's hand therapy? When you injure your hand or arm and need to recover your ability to use it, your doctor might send you to an occupational hand therapist (that's what Lindy is). Lindy then develops a customized program ... more »

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Gift Cards, Post-Pay Style
Jul 11, 2007, 11:44a - Business

The End of Trading Money for Nothing

Gift cards are lame because you shell out a bunch of cash up-front, narrow its purchasing ability, and give someone a piece of plastic that they may never even use. It'd be easier to just lose $20 on the street and tell your friend "Happy Birthday!" Of course, you could also just ... more »

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Patents and Prozac
Jan 30, 2007, 1:56p - Business
The core of current economic theory proposes that humans always act in their self-interest, maximizing their "utility function". They will do what brings them the most benefit, be it material, emotional, spiritual, or social in nature. Most capitalists focus almost exclusively on the material benefits, because they're much easier to quantify while the other 3 are more loosy-goosy. But just ... more »

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Share the Carpool
Jun 6, 2006, 10:39p - Business
Yes, it's time for another carpool idea - these ideas are about the only good that comes from me commuting 2-3 hours per day.

Today, I was driving to SF on the 101 at around 6:30p. Of course, there's bumper-to-bumper traffic, and of course, the carpool lane is flying by. Then, out of nowhere, I see a car with 4 ... more »

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Simple Mart - The Fast, Simple Place to Shop
Apr 24, 2006, 11:37a - Business
Every time I go into Target, I end up spending way too much time there. Usually I just need to get some soap, a bottle of contact lens solution, or some detergent. Instead of a quick, simple trip to the market, I'm overwhelmed with a super-sized parking lot, over 15 brands of soap combined into 3-packs, 6-packs, 9-packs, 12-packs, and ... more »

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Mar 18, 2006, 10:40a - Business
I spend about 3 hours commuting roundtrip to work everyday. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, so here's my latest: rent-a-carpool.

The premise of this business is simple: drivers rent a companion to drive with so they can drive in the carpool lane. You could imagine charging drivers $0.20 per mile or minute for the companion. Each ... more »

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Blogging instead of Jobbing
May 8, 2005, 10:05p - Business
I think it would be cool to be able to blog for a living. I was thinking about this the other day on the long drive to the WC (Walnut Creek) from my job in the MV (Mountain View). In thinking about how I could pull something like that off, it became clear that this problem was but a single ... more »

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Accelerating the Speed of Progress
Apr 16, 2005, 6:59p - Business
Many companies are focused on creating the best user experience. However, they are also focused on ensuring the success of their business. To stay in business and earn high profits, they're interested in creating products and services that have high switching costs. This is great for their business, because it means that users will be less likely to switch to ... more »

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