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About Sean Work

Sean Work is the President of O.C. Search Consulting, Inc. as well as the blog editor of blog.kissmetrics.com. You can follow him on Twitter @seanvwork, connect with him on Linkedin, or "encircle" him on .

Upturned Highway Due to Earthquake

Since You’re Not Ready For The Next Emergency Just Read This.

It’s been a good 12 years or so….

I had a shocking conversation with someone getting a Ph.D. in emergency preparedness (or something along those lines) from UCLA. He told me that no one is ready for a serious emergency in Los Angeles. And what I took from the conversation was that “no one” included everyone from citizens to the local government. Continue reading

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problem solving methodology

Thinking in extremes. A problem-solving methodology.

My senior design project professor in college, Haris Catrakis, was fresh meat straight outta Caltech. He had just joined the engineering faculty at UC Irvine.

It’s not that teaching students at UCI is perilous. It’s having to deal with the other faculty members that becomes a problem. At least it was this way in the late 1990s. Continue reading

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The Two Must See Startup Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should See

The Man Who Souled The World

If you’re into The Art of War, being an uber-creative marketer, having fun, and turning industries upside down – then there is no better documentary.

Startup.com

This is a must see.

If you missed the first dot-com boom in the 1990s, this documentary shows you the inner working of a late 90s tech startup from idea to doom.

It’s very personal, and it’s full of lessons that are still valid today. It’s insane how much money they were able to raise back then – it feels like they were handing it out like candy. Only if I knew what I know now…back then! Doh!

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