From the “It’s complimentary, so it must be true.” department – more educated people think like economists. And in fact, intelligence is the best predictor of belief in market mechanisms. What does that mean?Â Well, if the study is correct,… Read moreLibertarianism and IQ
mmmzr is already at $28k in gross revenue, approx $7k in net revenue.Â (See previous post here). The question I have to ask now is – how high will it go?Â What do you all think the biggest fool will… Read moreBigger Fool Lottery
I’ve never seen anything quite like it.Â mmmzr is an example of both Multi-level Marketing and Internet Bubble concepts, all rolled into one. Here’s how it works – you buy real estate on his home page, create a button, and… Read more“The Bigger Fool” – Demonstrated
A tongue-in-cheek list of things you can do to help ensure you will not succeed. At different times, I’ve done every single one of these! read more | digg story
I’m in the process of reading The Single Founder Myth, by Mike Taber. Â He is politely disagreeing with Paul Graham about the value of one vs. more than one founder. For myself, Mike seems to be using anectodal evidence… Read moreThe Single Founder Myth
(Cross-posted from Indefinite Articles) An interesting new website, that tries to â€œhumanizeâ€ blog readers and create communities around the readers, instead of creating communities around the authors.I think itâ€™s an interesting idea – it might help you (or me, or… Read moreMyBlogLog
That thing they did with the Nietzche meets Family Circus?Â This would be great source material too, you know.
There’s just not enough Lovecraft in today’s comics.
Reading this article (hat tip: LNMOP) brings back memories… of people who I used to work with.Â Supremely incompetent, yet quite self-assured.Â So I’ve had almost 6 years to ponder how one determines if one is incompetent or not. First… Read moreHow to tell if you are competent
Echoing my earlier thoughts, Joanne Black, the guest poster at 800 CEO Read Blog says: Fire the Pain-in-the-ass Customer Have you ever had a PITA customer? You know, Pain In The Ass. What happens? They drain you, waste your time,… Read moreThe PITA customer
I never realized that commenting was set up to be registered users only.Â My apologies.Â It is now fixed so you can comment as you wish.Â Just be aware that I have to approve comments the first time the email… Read moreWhoops!
I’m reading an interesting thread over at the ScrumDevelopment Yahoo group, about dealing with poor performers. One theme I’ve seen is (paraphrased) We keep coaching them and working with them and training them and managing them until they either get… Read moreRandom thoughts on management
Ian Landsman’s 10 tips for moving from programmer to entrepreneurÂ As always, I commentÂ (note – you should read the original too – there’s a lot more there) Code is 5% – agree Design is everything – disagree.Â Design is… Read moreMoving from Programmer to Entrepreneur
On the subject of “Libertarian Democrats” Trent McBride offers this challenge: So I issue a challenge … Persuade me that corporate (coercive) power, to the extent that it exists, does not rest on governmental power at its foundation. As usual,… Read moreLibertarian Democrat
This will be a bit technical. I just read an article called “How SOA is Driving a New Type of Enterprise Application“, which talks about using “Business Process Applications” to streamline your business. Ok, I don’t buy it out of… Read moreEnterprise SOA
This is a great post, very much on point. Some commentary: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know that matters – I think it’s probably a pretty solid mix of both, but for a geek, talking to strangers… Read moreBusiness Myths