The FTC requires that all bloggers disclose whenever there could be financial interests in their work so, to cover all the bases, I may have been influenced by others. In addition to my not-for-profit work, I am an investor in a variety of companies through a portfolio of securities, and I have a financial interest in their increased profitability. Any requests in my current or past investment portfolio will result in full disclosure for transparency.
Next, the FTC rules require that I disclose any financial information that any interviewee, product or service provided for free be disclosed. To that end, I will take a cue from one of my favorite folks, Tim Ferris. Please assume the following in all situations: