A loyal reader sent me a collection of links on business life in Somalia. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4038799.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4020259.stm http://www.petermaass.com/core.cfm?p=1&mag=51&magtype=1 There’s a forum as well. When you consider how much easier and safer it is to start a business in the US or… Read moreSmall businesses in Somalia
An amazing rendition of Pachelbel’s Canon on acoustic guitar. I’ve played enough guitar to know just how hard this would be to pull off, especially live.
There are two types of pundits in this world. The first type (type B) is quiet, contemplative. They look at the world, they provide their thoughts, they learn new things, they generally try to be a reasonable voice that helps… Read moreHow to be a pundit
CNet wrote a great article on Web 2.0 startups. This seems like the area where overseas companies stand the best opportunity to sell to Americans – offering high quality, simple applications that solve specific problems. No one cares where you… Read moreSmall is Beautiful
The Financial Times is running a series of articles complete with reference PDFs, links and a video lecture on business management. The first week is focused on managing in an unpredictable world. This is good stuff, and probably worth your… Read moreBusiness School Online
Some great ideas/thoughts/comments on why starting a side business is a good idea. In addition to education, freedom from fear, self esteem and a better use of your free time, I’ll also add that side businesses provide an outstanding role… Read moreWhy you should start a side business
I wish I had written this compendium of blog articles about startups. – I certainly had already read each of these articles. Alas. A great job by Individualist
One of the main reasons large corporations have historically thrived is that they had near-monopolies on information and awareness. Specifically: #1 It cost a lot of money to create awareness of your product/service/good #2 It cost a lot of money… Read moreImagine
I put a post on the PicoBusiness Forum, asking people what they think are some good qualities of side businesses. Feel free to add your own ideas! 1. Limited Time commitment 2. Not likely to blow up and force you… Read moreWhat makes a good side business?
I was a member of a focus group yesterday. We discussed a product concept that was meant to take an ‘expensive/cool/sophisticated’ food product, automate the production of it, and put the automated machine in fast food restaraunts and gas stations…. Read morereflections on a focus group