Taewoo Kim

How to Master Stuff (Even If You Hate Doing It)

April 15, 2014
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For some kids, it’s soccer. For some kids, it’s playing the piano. No, not me. For me, it was the abacus. If you don’t know what that is, it’s bunch of beads you move around to signify digits. Believe it or not, you can do addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division. Of course, I was a […]

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Why Nobody Reads Your Shitty Blog & 3 Ways to Fix It

April 1, 2014
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I had a dream. And it was a dream like every other Asian American college kid in US had – going to medical school. So I took the MCATs (the test for medical school). I was in 99 percentile for math/sciences. English, i was somewhere near “habla ingles?” level. No matter how hard I tried, […]

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Why Every Internet Marketer Should Support That “Traitor” Snowden

March 25, 2014
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Do we live in a free country? Maybe. One thing for certain, freedom ain’t free. And Edward Snowden definitely risked his life to protect this freedom. If you aren’t aware, Snowden was an NSA contractor who happened to find bunch of secret documents about US government surveillance programs against its own people. Traitor? Hero? Those […]

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How to Exploit Bad News

March 18, 2014
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I love bad news. Why? If done right, you can get lots and lots of cheap traffic. But I admit, I rarely advise this because trends die.Then you end up chasing the next trend… then the next.. and you will eventually get burned out. Of course, it would be a lie if I said that I […]

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How I Made $2k in 1 Week with One Blog Post

March 12, 2014
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You know what’s crazy? The internet. I’ve always had a fascination with power of words. Getting people to take out their wallet and give you cash over the internet just because you have good copywriting. Wow. But I admit, I was never a good copywriter… let alone a writer. In fact, I don’t think i ever […]

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Internet is Making You Stupid

March 5, 2014
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It was 1993. I remember walking into the dingy weather lab on the 3rd floor of Bronx High School of Science (in Bronx. NY). This is where the nerds hung out. (I was one, but i never admitted it until I was 30.) Web 2.0? This was geekdom 0.0. I recently learned about dialup modem, […]

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Welcome to the Dark Side, Luke

February 26, 2014
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Question Assuming these companies are still small & privately held, which of the 3 would you invest In? WhatsApp King (CandyCrush) UpWorthy They all make tons of money, but to me, i’d choose WhatApp over UpWorthy and King any day. Do I feel like communication tool is of higher valude than entertainment? Not necessarily – […]

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Why Investors Are Gonna Get Their Asses Burned on UpWorthy

February 19, 2014
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Do you remember those guys at Demand Media that claimed to have figured out how to produce media based on search “demand”? They pumped out the most boggling, low quality content that basically showed you nothing. I remember searching or “how to fix a kayak” (or something like that), and I landeded on one of […]

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Why Asian Culture Killed the $50k/Day Mobile Game App Flappy Bird

February 11, 2014
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Warning: This is my pure personal opinion. Not of this site, where I’m guest posting. Plus I’m making lots of generalizations. Read at your own discretion. If you haven’t heard yet, #1 mobile game “FlappyBird” that was making over $50k in ad revenue per DAY was taken off the app store… by it’s creator. Why? […]

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Why Do Companies Hire Douchebag Marketers

February 4, 2014
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Who here loves office politics? <sarcasm>What? No one? Crazy. How can that be?</sarcasm> So imagine this scenario: you’re a hard working marketer churning the sales & marketing machine. You put in 60 hour work week, not because you care about the company’s product or vision per se, but you really deeply care about what you […]

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Top 6 Ways to Kill Your Online Marketing Career (Part 2)

January 28, 2014
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This is part 2 of the “Top 6 Ways to Kill Your Online Marketing Career” series (part 1) Would you participate in a group suicide? Of course, you wouldn’t. No right people in their right mind would. But what if you’re not in your right mind? Remember Heaven’s Gate? 39 people committed mass suicide together […]

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Top 6 Ways to Kill Your Online Marketing Career (Part 1)

January 21, 2014
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Remember that really old TV show Little House on the Prairie? There was an episode where a bunch of kids find fool’s gold and think that they’ve made it. They work hard night and day to dig it up… and of course, they spend their real cash to dress up nice and buy stuff thinking […]

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Are You Motivated by Fear?

January 16, 2014
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Let me ask you a question. As marketers, ever wonder why most people act, behave, and talk the same way? It’s because even though the human race is tens of thousands of years old, our brain hasn’t really evolved that much. Much of human brain activity is based on the tiny part of your little […]

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4 Killer Money Making Tactics Even Buddhist Temples Use

July 3, 2013
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Disclaimer: I meant no disrespect to any beliefs or religions when I wrote this, especially to the Buddhists. In fact, despite having been raised Catholic, I went to Thailand to seek Buddhism and completed a 7 day intensive vipasana meditation at Wat Mahadthat temple in Bangkok. The stuff I’m about to share is based on […]

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How Do You Come Up With Your Business (or Product) Ideas?

May 29, 2013
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Sawadee Khrab! Yes, I am in the sunny country of Thailand still. Insanely hot weather, even hotter (spicy) foods, and even sexier women: Something about being in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language and pretty much have no idea what’s going on 90% of the time makes you… clear minded. In fact, […]

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