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A man trained in the art of waiting and building a strong chip lead

We are exceptionally lucky to live during a time when the world’s smartest people can share their knowledge openly and honestly. These people put themselves out there as mentors, and I consider Chamath one of the greatest mentors on Youtube.

Last week he recently appeared on my Youtube feed. I had no idea who the man was, but the video was titled “Chamath Palihapitiya: Early days of Facebook, working for a 19 year old Zuckerberg”.

I found it fascinating. Not because it was ripe with business ideas and key insights that could help my startup. What stuck with me was…


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Seattle, WA (March 15, 2021) — Engaging.co, a technology company that empowers brands to create category-defining companies, is looking to hire a Marketing / Brand Designer to work remotely, preferably in Seattle, Los Angeles, or Toronto. The job is exciting, because you can work on game-changing products and brands, and collaborate with some amazing professionals in marketing, design, and technology.

“We’re looking for someone who can take initiative and think strategically to bring new ideas to life. We’re looking for someone who can work comfortably with both digital and print mediums, and who is inspired turn unique ideas into real brands people love. We’re looking for someone who can help us extend the brand in the digital and print world by creating compelling experiences that resonate with our audiences.”

The Marketing / Brand Designer will collaborate in the senior leadership of the company and will bring big creative ideas to life. …


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Seattle, WA (February 15, 2021) — Engaging.co, a technology company that empowers brands to create category-defining companies, is looking to hire a Digital Campaign Manager to work remotely, preferably in Seattle, Los Angeles, or Toronto. The job is rewarding, because you can work on game-changing products and brands, and collaborate and learn with some amazing professionals in marketing, design, and technology.

“We’re looking for a full-stack marketer, who has experience in planning, executing, and measuring the results of digital marketing campaigns. The ability to take ownership over the entire lifecycle of digital marketing efforts from ideation to campaign metrics is essential. We’re looking for someone who is not only comfortable with metrics and analytics, but a true creative doer, who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get into the details to help us make our campaigns as successful as possible.”

The Digital Campaign Manager will manage the digital marketing efforts for multiple brands, including planning and tracking performance of campaigns, optimizing digital campaigns, analyzing data, and measuring campaign performance.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background of digital…


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Seattle, WA (February 15, 2021) — Engaging.co, a technology company that empowers brands to create category-defining companies, is looking to hire a Digital Graphic Designer to work remotely, preferably in Seattle, Los Angeles, or Toronto. The job is exciting, because you can work on game-changing products and brands, and collaborate with some amazing professionals in marketing, design, and technology.

“We’re looking for an individual who is passionate about creating visual imagery and visual storytelling, to support the marketing and branding campaigns of our brands. The ability to create beautiful and compelling digital content that is on brand is essential. …


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Photo by HalGatewood.com on Unsplash

Seattle, WA (February 15, 2021) — Engaging.co, a technology company that empowers brands to create category-defining companies, is looking to hire a Digital Graphic Designer to work remotely, preferably in Seattle, Los Angeles, or Toronto. The job is exciting, because you can work on game-changing products and brands, and collaborate with some amazing professionals in marketing, design, and technology.

“We’re looking for an individual who is passionate about creating visual imagery and visual storytelling, to support the marketing and branding campaigns of our brands. The ability to create beautiful and compelling digital content that is on brand is essential. …


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Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN on Unsplash

Seattle, WA (February 15, 2021) — Engaging.co, the world’s first platform to allow entrepreneurs to make custom-built brands that make a difference, announced today the closed-beta of its new platform for clients to create category-defining brands with its proprietary technology.

The new platform allows companies to make the brands they have always wanted. “We are excited to share our new platform with the world, but want to test with a closed community first, to ensure the system is flawless.” said Cal Chan, CEO of Engaging.co. “We have spent years developing this platform. It’s the best platform on the market for…


But it also supplied me with the focus and clarity to win 2021

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Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. — Bruce Lee

I remember distinctly how 2020 began for me.

I messaged a few friends, letting them know that “2020 would be the year of vision.” I knew it wasn’t clever, but I believed it. I spent the first several months of the year living that fantasy, absorbing myself in the near, brighter future I’d help shape. I mapped out my business plans, high on more than my own supply. I was going to find success, and through that success, change the world.

Fast forward to end of 2020…


How a little-known book predicted Covid-19, the coming chaos ahead, and the one path that will lead to success moving forward

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When I was in college during the early 2000s one of my professors, Katherine Bennett, asked us to read a book called “The Fourth Turning”. The book was not written by Nostradamus, nor was it biblical in nature, but it was and remains prophetic. It is a book written through rigorous analysis of American and Western history, and the generations that lived through it. …


The importance of doing something you love, and how to find it if you’re not there yet

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There are three things in life that’ll get you out of bed at 4:30 AM, after falling asleep just four hours earlier:

1) A crying baby

2) a life partner

3) work

The common theme that makes any of these three bearable — day in, day out - is love.

If you’re doing something you don’t love, your very existence becomes harder and harder to stand. …


The single most important lesson I learned from a decade of burning bridges and eating crow, and how I learned it

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“I know you won’t care,” she told me, “but now I know why nobody likes you.” These were the parting words of one of my few friends in college, to whom I lost contact with, and to whom I am eternally grateful.

Those words marked a watershed moment for me, where the armor I wore to hide my depression broke, leaving me vulnerable and exposed. I didn’t change overnight, and after decades I still have a ways to go, but since that moment and moving forward I have worked on my personal concept of humility.

Working on humility has enabled…

Cal Chan

Father of two sons and four brands.

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