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Defining and Informing the Complex Field of User Experience (UX)
Article No. 72 October 27, 2006

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mmmzr – A brilliant idea in web advertising or an evolved pyramid scheme? What do you think? (Via Seth Godin)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

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Howard Mann is the founder of Brickyard Partners, a business strategy agency based in Portland, OR. Prior to founding Brickyard Partners in 2001, Mann owned a premier international logistics company with over 140 Million in revenue, six U.S. offices and a global network of over 40 agents worldwide.

As that business came under severe pressure from the previous economic downturn and industry consolidation, Howard lead the company out from those treacherous times by returning to the basics that make every business great and completing 6 acquisitions that re-imagined the business so it was highly attractive to buyers. Finding that “secret sauce” did not come easily but has fueled his purpose to help other business leaders to never have to go through what he endured. 

Through real world experience and those hard times in the “trenches” of business he has learned that it is not following the latest fad, copying competitors or adding complexity that makes a business truly great. His pragmatic approach and knowing what it feels like to sit in the CEO/Owner chair is what makes his work so different and effective.

In addition to his strategy, marketing and communications work, Mann coaches a select group of entrepreneurs, CEO's and business owners. His highly focused workshops and keynotes help executive teams take aggressive action to unlock the true potential of their organizations and build remarkable businesses that endure. In good times and bad. Online and off.

Howard is a sought after speaker both in the U.S. and around the world. He writes frequently on his blog about the importance of the basics and reconnecting to the passion that too often gets lost as businesses mature.

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The idea is very nice, but the name… oh, web 2.0 names… I don’t get them.

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It is working well right now. At least for me because I purchased Ads space and double my traffic and money.

Can it earn as much as the million dollar homepage? Depend on if he can create a bigger buzz.

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The name is very good. Haven’t heard of the bank “MMM” in Russia?

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Two cool sites:
http://www.cashcells.co.uk : Web based cash puzzle game which makes it’s money from advertising and gives noraml users the chance to win big!

http://www.microlotto.co.uk : The internets first cell based lottery! Could win you $20,000!

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today is the grand opening of http://www.pillarsofcash.com

it is a tweaking of the original idea based on the fibonacci sequence(phi) instead of doubling which keeps the prices from getting so high so quickly and you can triple your money instead of doubling

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I have better idea than this. Its using bid system.

www.humangai.com

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I think it is a great idea, but the price, at $4,0000 or $8,0000 a piece is too high for me. I found Cash Columns (http://www.cashcolumns.com), which offers the exact same thing at a lower price. I invested and I got everything it offers, and I plan to reinvest very soon.

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Good idea, but there is still room for improvement, like http://www.thechosenlink.com

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The name is very good. Haven’t heard of the bank “MMM” in Russia?

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It is working well right now. At least for me because I purchased Ads space and double my traffic and money.

Can it earn as much as the million dollar homepage? Depend on if he can create a bigger buzz.

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The idea is very nice, but the name… oh, web 2.0 names… I don’t get them.