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The Truth About What’s Holding You Back

I’ve got a ton of interview requests in my inbox right now. I don’t know when my answers to this one will be posted, so I wanted to share it with you right now: Q: When you speak with others who haven’t started their own business, launched their own product such as a new online […]

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 […]

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 […]

Posterous Down! The Startup Graveyard Continues to Fill Up

Once again a beloved, free social startup has denied it is for sale, only to be immediately swallowed up by a company known for breaking its toys. Posterous, 20 Days Ago: We have absolutely no plans to sell, shut down or go anywhere anytime soon. We have a strong business model, private investors, and have […]

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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Preach It, George Bernard

I object to publishers: the one service they have done me is to teach me to do without them. They combine commercial rascality with artistic touchiness and pettiness, without being either good businessmen or fine judges of literature. All that is necessary in the production of a book is an author and a bookseller, without […]

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Is it Hard? Or Do You Just Don’ Wanna

Is building a product hard? Maybe. Which part of it? Committing to a schedule, doing the research, and serving a need that actually exists? Is that hard? Is reading books and forums hard? Is tabulating common themes in a spreadsheet hard? Is revisiting it twice a week hard? No, that’s not hard. That’s don’t wanna. […]

6 Tricks for Doing Business on The Far Side

I was so pleased to be invited to The Cartoonival of Wisdom, a multi-blog comic spree all about what you can learn from your favorite comics, cartoons, or characters. It took me about a decasecond to decide on The Far Side. Everybody loves The Far Side. Except the people who hate it with a fiery […]

Trying to sell Nourishing Gruel?

Enjoy this time-honored recipe, beloved of new business people: Take 1 awesome, adjective-rich person. Drop into a bowl of potential customers. Fold in a generous dollop of desperation Toss in any other ingredients you have on hand. Puree until bland and consistent. Serves 4, but don’t expect ‘em to get excited about it. On paper, […]

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