25 Tweets That LOVED Sebastien De La Cruz’s Amazing National Anthem Performance at the Spurs Game

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Last night was an amazing night for Spurs fans, but circulating around are screenshots of racist Twitter users with hatred in their hearts. We felt that Sebastien De La Cruz did an amazing job singing the National Anthem, and he is as American as any of us.

The world can be pretty negative, but that wasn’t all there was.  We wanted to put this post together featuring the other side of the story, Twitter users local and abroad who were showing their love for Sebastien’s amazing performance. He nailed it!




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Dave Ramsey on Hiring Marketers

We’re pretty big fans of Dave Ramsey around here. Andrew and I just a few weeks back hit Austin for the EntreLeadership 1-Day event taught by Dave Ramsey and Chris Hogan. We even lucked out and got to sit at Dave’s table at lunch, which was a pretty rare chance to pick his brain (and barely let finish his food, sorry Dave!).

Image Freedom with Dave Ramsey

Fast forward to this past Friday, I’m sitting at a stop light at San Pedro and Basse, and Dave is on the radio doing a special EntreLeadership special to celebrate the final day of their EntreLeadership Master Series week long look behind the Ramsey curtain.

One of the questions Dave answered really hit close to home and I wanted to share it with you as I feel like it echoes a lot of the frustration we experience cleaning up the messes of inexperienced marketers. Like he says, anyone that can spell Twitter suddenly considers themselves an expert, and that can be really dangerous if you aren’t careful about who you partner with, be it internet marketing, advertising, or social media.

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Bounty Hunters: Find us a Programmer!

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Bounty Hunters

“Bounty Hunters!  We don’t need their scum.” – Captain Firmus Piett

Well ok, so maybe we DO need your scum, and of course we mean that in the most respectful way possible (if that’s even possible).  Image Freedom is looking for a full time programmer fluent in WordPress, Joomla, jQuery, HTML5, and overall modern website programming and development, and if you help us find that programmer we’re prepared to pay you a cool thousand bucks!

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UPDATE: Gratuitous Newborn Puppy Pictures

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If you’ve been following the Image Freedom Facebook (shame on you if you aren’t!) you’ve been watching the developing story of Sophie, the incredibly pregnant momma dog that we adopted from outside our favorite print shop on the south side of San Antonio. Well she had puppies, and tomorrow night they will be two weeks old.

Image Freedom's Adopted Puppies

It was an incredibly emotionally exhausting process, the vet had told us that Sophie was pregnant with 7-9 puppies, and that everything looked good, heartbeats, etc. Unfortunately, Sophie was actually pregnant with THIRTEEN little babies, but as a stray dog she wasn’t getting the nutrients to support all of these little gifts and we lost seven of the babies, six stillborn, and one that passed away the following day.

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TechStars Cloud 2013 – That’s a Wrap!

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The last four months have been pretty intense, and not just because we adopted a pregnant momma dog, but also because I’ve been mentoring some amazing companies as a part of the TechStars Cloud startup accelerator program.  Today marked demo day, the final day for the 2013 class, and the presentations were amazing.

Techstars Cloud Mayor Julian Castro True Ability

I spent the last couple months of the program as a lead mentor for San Antonio local startup TrueAbility, founded by some former Rackers.  I got an e-mail saying that they’d like me to introduce them on Demo Day, but only if the mayor said no first!  Thankfully, (or unfortunately) Mayor Castro was already introducing the “second act” of demo day, so our friends at TrueAbility got the best of both worlds.  (Thanks guys, truly, for the honor of introducing you on Demo Day, it means a lot to me to be asked.)

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