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Trump’s Tax Cut Impact on Your Favorite Stocks

By | March 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Intro: With the advent of fake news, underlain with politician’s gifts for selling legislation, I wanted to personally investigate the impact of lower business tax on each company in the S&P500. Most importantly, I wanted to see which industries and companies would increase in value, since most companies don’t pay the prevailing corporate tax rate [...]

The Startup Checklist

By | April 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Since this post was made during the pre-order phase, I don't know how good the book will be, but I certainly found value in the below checklist: PART ONE: PREPARE TO LAUNCH Translate Your Idea into a Compelling Business Model Craft a Business Plan to Serve as Your “Plan A” Roadmap Find and Know Your [...]

3 Lessons I Learned From Beating the Stock Market 3 Years in a Row

By | January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

David T. Durant 2015 Etrade Investing Results 2015 was a very tough year in the stock market. The S&P500 ended down 0.73% vs. the historical average of ~10% increase each year. That is like expecting a Christmas bonus, but getting a pay cut instead. It was ugly. Great news though, I ended up [...]

How I Got a 2,400% ROI and 16x Faster Home Sale Using Digital Marketing

By | January 6th, 2016|Case Study, Strategy|

I love finding areas where my skills can upend an antiquated process, like selling a house. In this so called “biggest investment of our lives”, I wanted to make sure I got the best possible result. My goal? Quick sale near my asking price. Here’s how I accomplished a sale 10 times faster than my [...]

How To Do a Real-World Product Test

By | November 9th, 2015|Strategy|

Each product is different, so the testing formula for each product will change as well. Before you even start the testing approach, make sure you know if your idea is any good. After that, you are all set to test it. Here’s how I test different types of products: Consumer Product or Service: consumer products [...]

Is Your New Startup Idea Any Good?

By | November 9th, 2015|Strategy|

Did you have a killer idea that you thought of in a dream, while talking to friends, or when working on a school assignment? Did you tell yourself that the idea would make you a millionaire? How long have you had this idea? Have you done anything with it? The Classic Way to Know if [...]

How to Write a Startup Pitch in Five Easy Steps

By | July 31st, 2012|Strategy|

What's a pitch? A 60 second speech about how someone intends to explain and sell their product. It's deceptively simple, but takes some mastery. Instructions: Don't spend more than 30 mins doing this exercise. You'll improve your pitch every time you read it and present it. At those times, you can refine your initial work. The [...]