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Tuesday / May 27th / 2003
Into the deep end...

Okay so today I went off into the deep end and let go of a massive email campaign to improve the exposure of good old GishTeq. This morning I let loose around 200, and depending on the reactions to this bulk I will send off the other 950 soon afterwards....
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~ Posted at 10:37 PM | 5 comments
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Monday / April 28th / 2003
Step number four...

There are a number of momentous events in the life of a startup business which you should appreciate as much as you can when they come. Respect yourself for what it has become and even if there are no customers yet at least you have somehow managed it this far....
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Wednesday / April 23rd / 2003
An ad that attracts droves...

I have been contemplating it now for some time, and after much rumination I have decided to place an advertisement in the local newspapers in order to make myself known and attract droves of rich and willing customers. The advertisement will be forty by forty centimeters and it will cost...
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~ Posted at 09:49 AM | 9 comments
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Thursday / April 10th / 2003
Let's go...

Well that's me alright. My first taste of future fame has now, now that I am officially listed as a certified consultant for the Webtrends product portfolio. If you cannot find me, I am way down at the bottom of the page at the end of the list. No matter,...
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~ Posted at 08:54 AM | any comments?
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Tuesday / April 1st / 2003
Fast results...

They claim that a new business can get truly amazing results by using some emailing marketing scheme or other. In fact, on a daily basis I receive tons of these ridiculous emails myself. I totally disagree with this claim of so-called success. This maaner of selling is the quickest way...
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~ Posted at 07:30 AM | any comments?
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Saturday / March 29th / 2003
Certified at last...

Finally the second time around, I managed to pass the demanding certification test required to sell the fine Webtrends product line. In other words, the future-famous Gishteq company has been officially appointed "certified web analytics consultant" for the NetIQ Authorized Consultant Program. I was so pleased with myself, that I...
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~ Posted at 07:03 PM | 1 comment
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Wednesday / March 12th / 2003
Bookkeeping...

Boy, I am sure looking forward to my course today covering all the ins and outs of bookkeeping (the Dutch way). Not really. Some things just have to be done, and for any business this is basics that everyone needs to know in order to keep things up and running...
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~ Posted at 08:45 AM | 1 comment
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Wednesday / March 5th / 2003
Productive gaps like this...

Alright, so the time gap since last year September since I was last employed and doing something useful in my life has become to large of a blank period. Meaning that my resume has to be updated to reflect the fact that I have not been bored stiff in the...
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~ Posted at 12:51 PM | any comments?
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Friday / February 28th / 2003
Voicemail down pat...

After redoing it about a hundred times, I think I have finally got it down pat. My voice mail announcement that is. Not too artificial, not too closeup and personal, down-to-earth and straight-forward, a message which is attractive enough to invite (potential) customers to leave their name and telephone number...
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~ Posted at 01:22 PM | 3 comments
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Wednesday / February 19th / 2003
Thin ice...

Trying to start your own business in the big bad world of commercialism means learning to build up trust with strangers with whom you plan to work and develop long-term relationships. This is quite similar to walking on unexplored ice because you are constantly on the guard for the thin...
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~ Posted at 10:46 PM | 4 comments
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Saturday / February 15th / 2003
Company logo...

Of course as far as promotion is concerned, it would be nice to have a fancy company logo. With this in mind, I have been playing around with various ideas, one of which is the following: Your e-business enablers. Not that pretty and basically a humble attempt, but I will...
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~ Posted at 10:16 AM | any comments?
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Thursday / February 13th / 2003
The four Ps...

Every true marketeer worth his salt knows all about the power of the four Ps. Or at least that is what they tell me. Here are the four Ps along with a short description just in case you do not already know what all this P stuff stands for (shame...
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~ Posted at 07:38 PM | 2 comments
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Wednesday / February 12th / 2003
Suppose that...

Just suppose that somehow, sometime, I were able to land a lucrative and challenging job position somewhere with an interesting international technology company. Should I even consider it?...
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~ Posted at 09:31 PM | 3 comments
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Saturday / February 8th / 2003
New name...

Decided to choose a final name for my future famous company. Not very satisfied with the original name of Kiffin.Org I gave it some good long thought and came up with the following list of alternative names:Kiffin TechnologiesKifTechGish TechnologiesGishTeqWeb4allGishtech "Welcome to [name goes here], providing independent consulting services to companies...
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~ Posted at 11:05 PM | 5 comments
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Thursday / January 23rd / 2003
Could be if not...

Here are a number of (pretty good) reasons I have decided to do what I am doing now:By using my mind creatively through exercising it with new and challenging ideas my mental facilities remain sharp and alert, e.g. I don't get too bored. By preparing myself now, I will hopefully...
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~ Posted at 11:52 PM | 3 comments
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Tuesday / January 21st / 2003
Niet geschoten...

In order to start a successful business in The Netherlands, it is a definite advantage to be familiar with the terminology. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have collected quite a new arsenal of words in the last couple of months. So many new and interesting words,...
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~ Posted at 11:29 AM | 3 comments
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Saturday / January 18th / 2003
Be alert...

One of the things they warn you about during the "starting your own business" workshops is that it puts an amazingly big strain on your family situation. This is not to be underestimated. Although I find myself just at the very beginning of the whole process, the first steps of...
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~ Posted at 11:34 AM | any comments?
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Friday / January 17th / 2003
Klantonvriendelijk...

Just at the painful point in this long and tiresome investigation when I begin slightly to lose some of my inspiration, I discover the following random newspaper article which excites me some and gives me extra energy: "Nederlandse webwinkels zijn klantonvriendelijk". Translated into awkward English you get something like "Dutch...
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~ Posted at 12:55 PM | any comments?
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Saturday / January 11th / 2003
Another week already...

Has another week passed by already? I guess so. Things seem to be picking up and I have been developing my business ideas even further. For those of you interested, you might want to check out the new-and-improved Kiffin.Org site. Personally, I think it is looking pretty good, but who...
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Thursday / January 9th / 2003
Handboek Freelancen...

Yesterday I purchased the Dutch book "Handboek Freelancen 2002/2003" and have since then been devouring its contents in search for valuable hints and tips on how best to start my life anew as a future-famous freelancer. Actually I do not like the sound of freelancer, and I prefer to see...
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~ Posted at 07:04 AM | 2 comments
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Tuesday / January 7th / 2003
Venture capital...

Today is indeed a very big historical moment in the life and times of the upcoming company to be called Kiffin-dot-org. Time to celebrate. The reason is that I found my very first investor who is willing to offer some venture capital to a worthy cause. I didn't even have...
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~ Posted at 02:34 PM | 3 comments
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Monday / December 30th / 2002
Some brilliant ideas...

In preparation of going freelance, I have been ruminating about a number of developing ideas. Like the key to success, a viable company mission, that sort of thing. Here are a few notes I have collected: "My role at KIFFIN.ORG would be a flexible balance of technical, commercial and leadership...
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~ Posted at 03:26 PM | any comments?
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Monday / December 23rd / 2002
Going freelance...

One can choose to hang around forever just waiting and waiting for the inevitable to happen or better yet one can take one's life into one's own hands and do something bigger and better. Before it is too late. In case you did not realize it already, the new year...
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~ Posted at 08:44 AM | 9 comments
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Saturday / December 21st / 2002
Kiffin-dot-org...

Hey guess what? I decided that I deserved a Christmas present like all the rest. So I just purchased a new domain name: At the moment, I have decided just to point it by default to my good old homepage....
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