Archive for June 2012

Henry Ford on Startup Ambition: Are you in the 5%?

Every Friday, I share juicy excerpts and commentary from awesome business books. I read ‘em, so you don’t have to. (Just kidding. READ THE BOOKS. LEARNINGS!) That’s why I call it Biz Book Friday. Still working my way through my highlights from Henry Ford’s stellar autobiography (or really, autobizography), My Life and Work. (Previous posts [...]

Do You Deserve the Money You Earn?

You’re in a job. You’re a freelancer. You’re a consultant. Maybe you’re stuck right now, maybe you’re not stuck — you’re excited to take the next step, you just don’t know which next step that is. Well, you’re in luck, because you’re here! This is your next step: Practice thinking like an entrepreneur. That means [...]

Henry Ford on Selling Sex & (Not) Listening to Customers

Every Friday, I share juicy excerpts and commentary from awesome business books. I read ‘em, so you don’t have to. (Just kidding. READ THE BOOKS. LEARNINGS!) That’s why I call it Biz Book Friday. More Henry. Henry, Henry, Henry. Your autobiography is a page turner. Two weeks ago, I squee’d all over how awesome Henry [...]

Henry Ford on Bootstrapping, Funding, & Going Public

Every Friday, I share juicy excerpts and commentary from awesome business books. I read ‘em, so you don’t have to. (Just kidding. READ THE BOOKS. LEARNINGS!) That’s why I call it Biz Book Friday. Last week, I squee’d all over how awesome Henry Ford’s autobiography is. And I offered running commentary to the highlights I [...]

You Need to Get Better At This NOW

When’s the last time you completed on an open-ended task with no true deadline? That means: No external human reinforcement — punishment or reward — coming from a boss, a client, a teacher, a parent, a family member, a community, or a friend. No impending do-or-die imposed by the calendar (like a live event, a [...]

You Need to Get Better At This NOW

When’s the last time you completed on an open-ended task with no true deadline? That means: No external human reinforcement — punishment or reward — coming from a boss, a client, a teacher, a parent, a family member, a community, or a friend. No impending do-or-die imposed by the calendar (like a live event, a [...]

Why I Love Running My Bacon Biz

Just a quick list of reasons I’m grateful to own & run my own totally bootstrapped, customer-funded business: We take vacation whenever we want… …and for as long as we want, with an hour or two daily work, max (often less!) We choose who to work with We set our own hours We can work [...]

Henry Ford, the Bootstrapper (Biz Book Friday!)

Hey hey hey, it’s Biz Book Friday! the tradition is coming back. Oh, Henry. Henry Ford was inarguably one of the best entrepreneurs the country (and possibly the world) has ever seen. To wit, here’s Wikipedia’s stunning intro to Ford’s achievements: His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner [...]

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