You Can’t Really “Work Smarter, Not Harder”

I’ve been mulling over a couple aphorisms/ideas that are floating around in the culture:

  • “Work smarter, not harder.”
  • You need to make all your decisions early in the day, because you have a limited amount of decision-making capacity.

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Overcharging on Shipping on Ebay may Harm International Sales

I’m a chronic overcharger of shipping. I weigh the object, and then add two or three ounces for a mailer, and one or two pounds if it’s going in a box.

It’s a psychological weakness: I just don’t like to take a loss on shipping.

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Ebay Product Photography with a Pure White Background

How to take photos of products so they appear to float on a pure white background.  I discuss techniques for a few different cameras with limited features, using natural light (not studio gear).

I used four cameras, ranging from expensive to inexpensive: iPhone (expensive), Samsung Galaxy Avant (386T1) (inexpensive used), Fujifilm XF1 (moderate used), and Nikon Coolpix S570 (inexpensive used).

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Simbi Founder Announces the Public Market Blockchain Ecommerce Platform

KJ Erickson’s pitch on Medium wasn’t too inspiring, but the home page at their website was interesting.  I’ll participate, if they make it easy to list. In the rest of this article, I’ll compare their stated features to OpenBazaar 2, the current leading above-ground-mostly-legal blockchain marketplace. This is a long article of > 900 words.

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