Prank War 8: The Skydiving Prank

January 16th, 2010

Prank War 8: The Skydiving Prank

If you haven’t heard of Prank Wars between Streeter Seidell and Amir Blumenfeld on College Humor, you are missing out. There are 8 pranks now each topping the last. The last Prank War can be seen here: College Humor Prank War 7 The Half Million Dollar Shot. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Wave for Webmasters

January 2nd, 2010

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the Google Wave video on youtube, you really should. Google Wave is a brand new browser based email/IM/Social Messaging/onstop everything application that Google is set to release this year. Although it is still in the early stages, they have committed to keeping this open source to let the worlds developers further this product into its full potential (which is endless). Google Wave is a webmasters dream. Read the rest of this entry »

College Vs. Entreprenuership

April 15th, 2009

There is a great thread running at PAL with the same title. I started writing a response, then thought it would be better to move my rant over here.

Jeremy and I have had this conversation many times before. We differ slightly in opinion, but I do agree with his points. Here are my thoughts.

I got a degree in Business Management and am extremely happy and proud of it. I would not change it at all. I was an entrepreneur all throughout college, so I guess I differ as I had a great experience doing both at the same time.

I grew up a lot in college in terms of my overall understanding of business and what it takes. I learned many things that I use daily. I learned a bunch of useless shit as well though.

I differ a bit being on the operations side, but in my mind, affiliating is one of the few sectors under the entrepreneurial umbrella that a college degree is basically useless. But going with a more 10,000 view of what it is to be an entrepreneur, I think that my degree is extremely helpful.

The goal is to create your own business right? Well having the right ideas for a new product for example, does not mean success. There is a lot more that you have to know behind the scenes in order to run or even create a successful business.

I think if done right, a college education replaces the void of experience. If you give your daughter $100,000 to start a business, the odds of her pissing a way the money on a failed venture is just as high as her pissing it away on a useless college education, probably even higher. There are so many useless Majors, that it is far to easy to do this now a days.

There is a lot of money in what we do, but what worries me is the uncertainty of the future of affiliating. It has only been around for 10 years, so who can predict what it will be like in another 10. IMO the key is to keep this in mind and have an exit strategy. If you found out tomorrow that everything came crashing down in our industry, or even if there is a major shakeup in affiliating in general, what would you do? How would you manage?

My goal is to always know what the next step could be if shit truly hit the fan.

Ill try to dig deeper into this another time. There are a lot of points in here that I feel stronhly about that I would be happy to discuss further.

2009 Major League Baseball Predictions

April 5th, 2009

I am a diehard baseball fan. Always have been, always will. So I figured it would be fun to make my 2009 Major League Baseball Predictions. These predictions have the standings with records for every division. Pennant winners, and World Series Champion. They also have MVP’s, CY Youngs, Batting Average and Homerun leaders, for each division. Well, with no further ado, my 2009 MLB Predictions. Read the rest of this entry »

CAC Amsterdam 2009

March 24th, 2009

I will be attending CAC Amsterdam 2009 later on this week and am pretty damn excited about it. Its been awhile since I have been to one of the conferences, and am looking forward to seeing everyone again! I leave on Friday the 26th and arrive the 27th in the morning.

I will be there until the 1st of April, just in time to get back for my birthday.

I will be staying in an apartment with Jeremy Enke, Kyle Healey, John Holloway, and Steve Cook. It should be a pretty crazy week!

Anyone that is attending and wants to meet up or grab a beer, drop me an email or leave a comment on this post.

Will be giving live updates on http://twitter.com/acedcom and http://twitter.com/brandonberndt if you are interested.

Gambling Affiliate Programs Meetup in Amsterdam – Collaboration or Destruction?

March 4th, 2009

Yesterday there was a post to announce a meeting in Amsterdam that will take place during CAC Amsterdam to bring together all Gambling Affiliate Programs to discuss the industry as a whole, and move forward with an initiative to create a resource for Affiliates and Affiliate programs. 65 Operators have confirmed that they will be attending said meeting.

“Our motive on this collaboration initiative is to simply ensure that operators, gaming affiliate programs and the affiliates themselves have a resource in place that best represents our needs and those of our affiliates and business partners. Accordingly, the goal is to support an entity that is aligned with our interests and will help cultivate our community in a fair and impartial manner including developing business relationships as well as optimizing networking opportunities.” One operator representative had to say.

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College Humor Prank War 7 The Half Million Dollar Shot

March 3rd, 2009

Been a bit since I had time to add to my blog, but I definitely suggest you watch this. It is the newest prank in College Humors Prank War between Streeter Seidell and Amir Blumenfeld. Its a half court shot for $500,000 (Yes Five hundred thousand/ half a million). Or is it… Read the rest of this entry »

Super Bowl Party Recipes

January 26th, 2009

If you caught last weeks radio show at Affiliate Life Radio, you know that we had a big discussion on the do’s and don’ts of hosting a Super Bowl Party. Tomorrow I will post these and add some in there as well.

Today however, I am going to give you three amazing recipes for your Super Bowl Party.
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Found It – The difference between lost…and found

January 6th, 2009

adready-logoOne of my close friends who I owe a lot to, has recently launched a new company that I am very excited about it. It is called Foundit and it is a revolutionary Lost and Found company.

Basically, the premise behind Foundit is that you create an account, and order Foundit stickers that you place on your phones, laptops, MP3 players, etc so that when any of them get lost, who ever Foundit (see, its clever) can go to Foundit and get a reward for turning it in. Read the rest of this entry »

2009 Goals

January 5th, 2009

Everyone you know has already created their 2009 goals, just like they have year after year. Everyone is optimistic, and everyone wants to make this year to be THEIR year. Well I have done the same, and I will share with you my 2009 goals, and how I plan to achieve them.

Now before I list my goals, I will explain my strategy with my goals system. Its not as complicated as the BCS, so it should be easy to follow.
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