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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Building Habits: Respect Your Cues, & Listen to Your Organs When They Talk

Here’s that adorable habit loop diagram from The Power of Habit: Last week, we established that I absolutely suck at habits. But why? Well, last week I had a theory: I suck at structure. This is undeniably true. I thought the next logical part of the explanation was: And cues are what trigger routines. They’re [...]

I Can’t Remember to Brush My Teeth… But I Can Run a Business

If you know me, you know I don’t really… do routine. Regular bed time? Ha! Regular wake time? Ha! Making my bed? Going to my office every day? Paying bills which aren’t automated? Regular grocery shopping day? Planning a week in advance? Umm… committing to a weekly blog post on a certain day, say Friday? [...]

Terry Pratchett’s Witches Mean Business — *Your* Business (Biz Book Friday)

Hello, and welcome to yet another Biz Book Friday! This one’s a bit late because I’m feeling under the weather. Hope you enjoy it nonetheless. There are, of course, many more to choose from — on, admittedly, more serious, actionable topics. Today I’m feeling philosophical. All my favorite authors are dyed-in-the-wool humanists. You get the [...] 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:

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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:

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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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