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The Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon has been an interesting one to see unfold. It stands to reason that when something becomes so massively viral, there will be vocal critics who will come out against it, especially during a time when there is a lot going on in the media that is based around pervasive societal issues including war and racial bias. That being said, even if there have been unintended consequences from the challenge's popularity, it's hard not to see the good that it has already done by raising money for fighting a disease that is devastating to those affected and their families. "
Interesting article. Taking a career break is something that should probably be more common than it is, but given how hard it can be to find a job I think fear of long term unemployment gets in the way for many who would otherwise do something like this. "
Interesting case study. We have the alexa toolbar installed, so you got at least one more hit :) That aside, what you conclude seems correct, that alexa traffic is good to have, but not a reliable indicator that your site is performing better than others. "
Nice article Terry. Alternative lending is an interesting space for all the reasons you mentioned. On the one hand, the underwriting technology used by many alternative lenders allows many more businesses to get funded, and was even mentioned by former SBA chief Karen Mills as a potential disruptor of stagnant lending practices. On the other hand, there are plenty of unscrupulous lenders out there who only have dollar signs in their eyes. Finding an alternative lender that is willing to work with a business based on relationships is tough, but not an impossible task, and it is still often easier to achieve than finding a traditional loan program. Thanks for the insight. "