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As an entrepreneur, one paper napkin can change your world.

In my college career of innovation and entrepreneurship, one lesson from Professor Wright continues to stand out amongst countless others from different instructors. With decades of entrepreneurial, investing, and startup experience under his belt, he taught us the one rule he applied above all else — and it is surprisingly simple.

This napkin rule can be applied to many aspects of business and investing. But for entrepreneurs, it is a particularly useful exercise that will pay dividends if you put in the effort.

Last month, I wrote an article for…


NFTs are a craze in the current cryptocurrency landscape. People like Beeple, Grimes, and Mark Cuban are jumping in and are already cashing in millions on this digital gold rush. NFTs aren’t exactly new, even if they are generating a ton of buzz. If this is the first time you are hearing the term, don’t worry — I’ll fill you in.

In 2015, I wrote an article for Bitcoinist about colored coins, one of the first practical applications of the so-called Bitcoin-2.0 and layering in additional functionality to the cryptocurrency’s blockchain. This was four months before the genesis block of…


In July 28th’s latest update to Pokémon Unite, Gardevoir — the newest ranged attacker — joins the growing roster of playable Pokémon in this MOBA take of the franchise.

In this guide, I’ll walk through the best build for Gardevoir including battle items, held items, and move picks to help you dominate the arena with this powerful ranged attacker well-suited for the top lane.

Gardevoir is a powerful ranged attacker and a formidable force in the late game.


Like many other things in the gaming space, I’m late to the party on Beat Saber and VR in general. After trying earlier versions of the HTC Vive years ago, I was skeptical about VR and what it brought to the table. While fun, my sessions on the Vive left me feeling motion sick and off-balance and turned me off of the tech, which at the time, felt gimmicky. But that’s the VR of yesteryear.


Guardian is my favorite class in Flesh and Blood. Not only does it satisfy my preferred control playstyle in TCGs, but also it can swing in for truly massive damage with crushing detrimental effects when our attacks hit our opponent.

A great turn for Guardian is blocking aggressively, taking little to no damage, then swinging back with Anothos for 6 all while setting up for a big attack when the cards align. Guardian is a durable class and one that is extremely powerful in the right hands. …


If you are looking for a great place to start in the Flesh and Blood TCG and want a great starter deck perfect for a beginner, look no further. In today’s guide, I showcase the best all-common starter Blitz deck for the Mechanologist class and explain a little bit about my design philosophy. I’ll also show you some rare cards to look out for that can take this deck to the next level as you upgrade along the way. …


If you are looking for a great place to start in the Flesh and Blood TCG and want a great starter deck perfect for a beginner, look no further. In today’s guide, I showcase the best all-common starter Blitz deck for the Runeblade class and explain a little bit about my design philosophy. I’ll also show you some rare cards to look out for that can take this deck to the next level as you upgrade along the way. …


With the release of Flesh and Blood Monarch comes four new incredible heroes and starter decks that include a powerful mentor card only available in this product. While these decks are a FANTASTIC entry point into the Flesh and Blood TCG for new players, the classes and talents themselves are more complicated and nuanced than many of the game’s original eight classes. This article and guide will provide you with some helpful tips to get a jump start in playing these intro decks to their best ability.

Each of the monarch blitz starter decks does a good job at building…


Guardian is one of the hardest-hitting classes in the Flesh and Blood TCG. With the right setup, we can swing in for massive 20+ damage attacks with Dominate that are sure to break all of your opponent’s equipment if not flat out kill them. We have some new and compelling tools for deck building in Monarch, and I’m excited for Guardian’s new place as the meta emerges.

If you’re new to Flesh and Blood and want to know more, you can learn all about the classes in the game right here.


Ihave written a lot about the Flesh and Blood TCG in the past couple of weeks. It’s an amazing game. In some of my content, I mentioned that many majestic and legendary rarity cards could be replaced with commons and rares without losing that much parity. Well, it’s time I revise that statement having played 30+ games with members of the community in the span of a week.

Here’s my new stance:

In any reasonable situation, most common and rare cards cannot create parity against their majestic and legendary counterparts in the same slot.

The more games I play on…

Drew Cordell

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