Site Migration

Dear all,

I moved my site to passionateworkaholic.com.  Please visit my new site!  I look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Warmest Regards,

Alvin Ang

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“Trust in Something” by Steve Jobs

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Very true statement – showing that perseverance is key. Have you ever hit a point where you reflect and truly think about what you really want? Do you know how it would feel when you get to where you want to be? Have you visualized the very day when you achieve your goals?

That day was today for me. I don’t know the answer for all the questions above. I could not feel or truly visualize what my life would be 5 years from now. I am

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Reflection of a Passionate Workaholic

Have you ever felt that way when you look back, and you cannot believe what you have accomplished? You felt great but understand that you cannot live in the past as those accomplishments are just a memory that will soon be forgotten – and never sustainable.

The toughest thing though, is knowing that you could do more – so much more but circumstances does not allow. Often times, I use to be unrealistic and over-optimistic, assuming that as long as I push hard enough, things will fall into

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The Power of Rapportive

Being a social media junkie, I enjoy getting to know more people in this space and adding them to my social circle constantly. On a typical day, I send/receive approximately 100 emails. Why not tap into emails to enhance my social media portfolio?

Bam! Welcome to Rapportive. This is a kickass app that helps you add/find/search/stay connected with people you are sending your emails to. For example, if I met a new friend today from a lean startup event. I will send him a follow-up

Tools to optimize your life, Passionate Workaholic Tools

The Social Media Landscape of 2012

Despite the fact that portals and search engines still remain generally useful to the mass users across the globe, these tools have now been replaced by social media as premium currency in the virtual world. While users from a decade ago were trading in click-based currency, the modern users of the Internet can now be quantified in terms of followers, likes and fans.

In the land of social media marketing, there are currently three dominating types of social platforms, the first being the

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How to Make Money while Moving

Are you currently moving to a new location? Spending a lot of money in this process and spending more setting up your internet, cable and electricity?

What if you can make $20 dollars? How about $50?

In this blog post, I will tell you two tips on how to make at least $200 while moving to Houston, TX. If you are moving to anywhere else, they might offer similar programs so read on, check it out and let me know.

#1: Finding an apartment

Finding an apartment is tough. Believe it or

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SOPA Bill, what??

Recently, there is a huge uproar about Godaddy supporting the SOPA bill.  What on earth is going on here and what is this SOPA bill that is causing all these issues?

Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) basically provides the entertainment industry the ability to censor sites they feel “engage in, enable or facilitate” infringement.  “This would also allow the U.S. government and private corporations to create a blacklist of censored websites, and cut many more off from their ad networks and payment providers. ” 

So, what happens if this bill gets approved?  Imagine this.  You created a website that drives A LOT OF traffic.  You scale it up, optimize it and let is run automatically.  Then, the U.S. government, for some reason blacklist your website.  In a couple of hours, the Attorney General cut off the website from search engines like the big guys, google.  Since you automate your website, you did not really realize this and BAMM….in 5 days, when you noticed it, it was too late to submit an appeal..

Gone..your website and all of its traffic, advertisement and all your efforts went down the drain.  Just like that.  That would suck..big time.

Thankfully, the big leaders and EVERYONE in the tech world does not like this.  They do not want this bill to be passed…Take Ben Huh (@benhuh), CEO of ICanHasCheezburger made a statement that he will move ALL OF HIS domain away from GoDaddy if GoDaddy supports SOPA (which they did initially, until 24 hours ago..I wonder what made them change their mind so fast..).  Maybe the 37,000 domain name that GoDaddy (a.k.a. GoneDaddy) or more than 70,000 that they lost this week made them think twice.

Apparently, SOPA bill has been passed but the tech world is fighting back.  We need everyone’s help to do this.

Join the fight: Stop American Censorship.

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Purple Cow

About a month ago, I participated in StartUp Weekend Houston.  In one of the presentation, Richard Yoo – Founder and previously CEO of Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) mentioned about an interesting analogy – the Purple Cow.  The story is simple:

A family was driving during their vacation and along the way, this is what they saw:

They were really EXCITED and was happy to see it.  A few miles later, this is what they saw:

They were LESS EXCITED..a few miles later, this is what they saw:

Now they are BORED…the saw so many cows that it doesn’t make them excited anymore..

A few miles later, they got VERY EXCITED, pulled the car over and ran towards what they saw…and started taking pictures of it.  This is what they saw:

A purple cow.  What does that tell us?

——-> Sometimes, being different is a good thing.  It might be a tough road…and people might think that you are crazy but keep at it.  If you believe in something strong enough, be persistent.  Just trust in something, whether it is your gut or faith, just know that someday when you look back, all the dots will somehow connect.

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