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How to Connect With Influencers and Famous People

The best way to talk to tastemakers is to provide value. Photo: Entrepreneur Network The art of connecting with influencers and “high profile” people is not always easy — but having the ability to speak with interesting personalities can lead to some terrific content generation. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks with his friend Jordan Harbinger about how he started his podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show. In the beginnings of the podcast, Harbinger would leave recordings, burned to CDs, of his podcast in public places and restaurants. In the end, he converted these podcasts to mp3s and he was able disseminate his work to more people. Fostering connections is also important to Harbinger. The entrepreneur frequently sends out a message to those in h...

Papa John had a bad day – losing everything

How was your Wednesday? It was likely better than that of Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter, who resigned from just about every position he still held after it emerged that he used the n-word during a [checks notes] sensitivity training session. According to a Forbes report, last month Papa John took part in a conference call with a marketing agency brought in to prevent Papa from shooting himself in the foot again, as he did in November when he claimed that NFL player protests were hurting his pizza sales and [checks notes again] “white supremacists praised Schnatter’s comments.” Papa soon stepped down as CEO and the NFL ended its sponsorship deal, but the damage was done. ADVERTISEMENT In June’s conference call, Papa was asked “how he would distance himself from racist groups onli...

3 easier approval credit cards to help you rebuild credit

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Valve is not your friend, and Steam is not healthy for gaming

The illusion behind the “Good Guy Valve” reputation By Tim Colwill   Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, Polygon as an organization. More on how Polygon writes opinion pieces. The drive to be on the bleeding edge of technology powers the PC gaming community. We want nothing more than to run our ridiculously powerful rigs on barely stable beta drivers, with our CPUs overclocked to speeds that are neither advisable nor guaranteed to be safe for our systems. It’s a good match for the ship-first-iterate-later approach of major Silicon Valley companies who want to expand at all costs and don’t care what it takes. But companies like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Fiverr...