Archive for March 2010


My internet friend Bess, illustrator extraordinaire, wrote a challenge on her blog for manifestos. How could I resist? This is not a whole lot of fun to read, but the content is all there. If you want to know what makes me tick in business, read on. What do you hope to achieve through your […]

That’s not a rabbit hole, it’s your navel

I adore and exalt Webstock and the Webstock organizers. If I were a girl conference, and they were a boy conference, I would marry them. Just today I clicked through the Webstock site to see if my talk video was up yet — because I am vain — and found this little gem of a quote […]

Burn your intros: my editing rule of thumb

If there was one universal criticism of tech writing, it’s: Your intro sucks. Here’s an example I just put to paper, for the Year of Hustle course (now sold out!): On HackerNews, sub-Reddits and a million startup blogs, you’ll find people talking about “monetization.” This godawful malformation of a word means “to find a way […]

Shameless Self-Promotion, Beautiful Unique Snowflakes, & Extra Nose Syndrome

Popular opinion among smart, skilled, hard-working people seems to go something like this: Something is wrong with a society/world that values and rewards outgoing people, who talk up their strengths, over good or even great people who do not. Ah, self-promotion. Is there any other skill in the world of which smart, skilled, hard-working people […]

My 7 Principles of Shipping

So! Two days ago, Alex and I launched our Get Off Your Butt And Launch Your First Paying Product online course! If you were one of the 546 brilliant and thrify people on my Advance Discount List, you would have received a hefty ($100) discount by now, right to your inbox. If you didn’t, well, […]

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