Archive for November 2011

Fuck Glory – Startups are One Long Con

I’m in my early 20s. Startups seem to be the only way out of 40 years of mediocrity in TPS-land for me, so I don’t really think I have much of a choice. It’s startups or nothing for me. Or maybe I am being myopic? Are there more options to be had in life than [...] Related posts:

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Startups & Risk: Petting Puppies with Peter Drucker

It’s that time again! No, not turkey-stuffing-cranberry-yam-and-marshmallow sandwich time. No, not pepper-spray-your-fellow-Black-Friday-shoppers time. No, silly… it’s Biz Book Friday! Today, a little change of pace: Peter Drucker. And puppies. Who wants to start a business? You do! Who wants to pet a puppy? You do! So… which puppy do you pet? Well, that depends, I [...] Related posts:

  1. Startups are a Boy Band (Biz Book Friday!)
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  3. Terry Pratchett’s Witches Mean Business — *Your* Business (Biz Book Friday)

South Asian? Know South Asians? Help save my friend this Thanksgiving!

Hi, there. I originally intended to avoid a Thanksgiving post. Why? Everybody does it. It gets spammy. It’s a little rude and a lot cliché. But then I realized something important: If I had to choose between pissing people off, and NOT getting this message out, I’ll pick the message all the damn day long. [...] No related posts.

A Dead Simple 3-Minute Tip for More Time: Bomb Your Inbox!

Lost time is never found again. – Benjamin Franklin It’s no coincidence that “email” has 75% of the same letters as “time.” Or maybe it is. Hell, I dunno. Isn’t it about time you fight back? The Unsubscribe Bomb Drop a bomb on your inbox… clear that #!@$ out. Here’s how: Open up your email [...] Related posts:

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Startups are a Boy Band (Biz Book Friday!)

Welcome to Biz Book Fridays! I’ve got a whopper of a biz book habit and I’ll read ‘em so you don’t have to. I bring the juiciest morsels straight to you. Whoooo! After those 3 straight weeks of pricing, I thought we could ALL do with a little change of pace. And so this week [...] Related posts:

  1. Terry Pratchett’s Witches Mean Business — *Your* Business (Biz Book Friday)
  2. When Customers Bitch About Your Price (Biz Book Friday)
  3. Biz Book Friday: The Hazards of Cake and Icing Pricing

Success: The Boring Way! The Only Way

“I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art” by John Baldessari (probably a lie!) One of the things I keep telling my 30×500 Product Launch Class students is this: Success is boring. A Peek into the Success Sausage Factory Imagine a movie made from my daily biz life over a period few weeks… I guarantee [...] Related posts:

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Will Low Prices Help You Sell More? (Biz Book Friday!)

Welcome to Biz Book Fridays! I’ve got a whopper of a biz book habit and I’ll read ‘em so you don’t have to. I bring the juiciest morsels straight to you. Let’s talk about castles. What do you need to build a castle? thick, unscalable walls places to withdraw your bridge places to drop hot [...] Related posts:

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You Are So Damn Lucky – Stop Blaming Your Family, Your Friends, & Your Society & Get Off Your Ass

I’ve traveled the world. Well, quite a few parts of it, anyway. Enough to see a pattern, certainly. First of all, everybody, everywhere, is convinced that their countrymen are the worst drivers in the world. And… Everybody, everywhere, is convinced that their country/city/family is the worst environment for creating a great business. In Austria, people [...]

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“I Half-Expect a Kitten with a Top Hat…” – Why I Do What I Do

Suddenly, we’re receiving a lot more — and a lot more interesting — emails from Freckle Time Tracking customers. I don’t know if it’s the Daylight Savings, the fall colors, or the cool weather that’s triggering it… either way, I like it. Here are two of my faves: Kittens with Top Hats… What, No Monocles? [...]

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When Customers Bitch About Your Price (Biz Book Friday)

Welcome to Biz Book Fridays! I’ve got a whopper of a biz book habit and I’ll read ‘em so you don’t have to. I bring the juiciest morsels straight to you. Sooooo, you’ve got a product. You priced it. You’re marketing it. You’re making sales… or you’re trying to. But you keep getting push-back on [...]

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