Running a small business in Somalia is an anarcho-capitalist’s dream, I guess. Remember this story when you think that starting a business is “too much work.” Wow
Be yourself. One thing I’ve realized over the years of reading about CEOs and books on being CEO or becoming CEO or being like some famous CEO, is that every CEO is different. Some are workaholics, some are take-it-easy types…. Read moreWant to be a great CEO?
This only applies to entrepreneurs who are trying to build big, but they’re still valuable if you’re looking for VC money. Allan Morgan: Commandment #1: Talk to the VC partner who is already familiar with your market space. Note –… Read moreTop Ten Commandments for Company-building Entrepreneurs
Echoing Scott Burkett’s experience, I get quite a bit of recruiter spam these days – unsolicited emails about software development/management/consulting positions that I have no expertise in. Occassionally, there are some good ones, but most of them are just clearly… Read moreRecruiter Spam
Rob May won the ‘best management idea’ contest. His basic concept: One thing I do that isnâ€™t very common is that I write down the decisions I make and the projected outcomes. Each week, I take a few minutes at… Read moreCongrats to Rob May
Not nearly enough, according to Kathy Sierra. The trick (according to the study she mentions) is to keep learning new and different things, not keep excelling and developing skills you already have. For example, I write books. But writing books… Read moreWhat do you do to keep your brain alive
Vodkapundit asks everyone to list their top 10 most-played songs in iTunes. So here’s mine: Battle of the Heroes – John Williams – Star Wars III Descent Into Mystery – Danny Elfman – Batman Heavy Price Paid – Bungie –… Read moreLatest Blog social networking thing
From Townhall via GeekPress: Experts on a website called “Ask the Imam” say the act of keeping photographs of loved ones in an album is also prohibited in Islamic law. And they go further than that: Even emoticons – the… Read moreMuslim controversy
I read “It’s not what you say, it’s what you do” by Laurence Haughton a while back, and I found it to be generally quote good. The general summary is: Develop effective metrics for every action you want to take… Read moreBook Review – It’s not what you say, it’s what you do
I found this book on building your own small business, apparently published online for free by a guy named Bruce Judson (sounds like a good idea, eh?) It looks to be a really good read. I’ll try to read it… Read moreGo it alone!
In the New York Times A new study that will be presented today to the National Academies, the nation’s leading advisory groups on science and technology, suggests that more and more research work at corporations will be sent to fast-growing… Read moreUpdate: The Outsourcer strikes again!
Read this timeline, and focus on the first century and a half. Do you think those people were thinking that their businesses would someday merge to form the collosal behemoth that is Kraft? Every big business was once a tiny… Read moreKraft, Nabisco, Oscar Meyer, et al
At one point in the past, I accepted a counter offer after planning to leave, and, well, it worked out ok, all in all. However, this guy is very much against it, and his logic is quite sound. For me,… Read moreCounteroffers
This is a great list of suggestions/tips/perspectives on being in IT and working with non-IT people. Definitely take these tips to heart!
If anyone out there has any drawing skill, a clipart or icon library focusing on process workflow would probably be very useful. Everything I’ve seen so far is “built in” to applications like Visio or SmartDraw or what have you…. Read moreBusiness opportunity
From The Top Ten Sci Fi Movies that were never made Then again, when I was watching Predator I didn’t think two members of its cast would become governors, either. So you never know.
From: Tricks of the Trade If you want to get people to participate in a workshop or presentation, ask them “What questions do you have?” and wait for someone to answer. The usual “Any questions?” acts as a participation deterrent,… Read moreTricks of the Trade: Training
Where do I get one of these?
It turns out that if you pay people by the piece for work done, instead of by the hour, you get more productivity per hour. Wow. When you pay people an hourly wage, a lot of them do the minimum… Read moreEconomics still work!