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My Elevator Pitch

My Elevator Pitch

I found this cool site that has a free wizard which helps you build your elevator (15 second) pitch. Here are some of my pitches: Consultant My name is Emad Ibrahim and I am a consultant specializing in .net development. I architect, design and create software. I can do it faster and better than the(…)

Downsizing My Budget

Downsizing My Budget

It is unbelievable how much shit I have been subscribed to and paying for. Even worse, how much of it, I don’t really need. photo credit: Keith Bacongco I went through all my accounts and canceled all the non-essential stuff. Cable TV is gone – interestingly enough my media center croaked recently, it must have(…)

Laser-Sharp Focus

Laser-Sharp Focus

Now that I have no income and very soon I will start feeling the heat, I need to develop a laser-sharp focus super-power. photo credit: Stephen Jefferson Here are the steps I am taking to reduce distractions and stay focused and productive: I unsubscribed from 95% of the feeds – my Google reader is lean(…)

I quit

I quit

I am was working for a very good company and making a good paycheck. The economy is slowing down (aka recession), the housing market sucks, I am losing money on my rental properties, my ARM loans will go up in a year or 2, what should I do? What would a rational person do? What(…)