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Noticing > consuming

With age comes wisdom, so they say. And the older I get, the more I realize that what people say is not what’s most important. It’s what they do. I don’t mean this in the “do as I say, not what I do” way—actually, that’s really good advice sometimes because if you are...

The basic rules of business

Supply and demand Who determines what Spend less than you make Build recurring revenue Choose what you compete on Share everything you can Make amazing products Let customers do the talking Spotlight the transformation Charge a fair price You have to make a profit...

Start you, stay you

There are always copycats. But the last 10 years or so have been a particularly vicious period of time. The “what’s working now” changes so rapidly in this environment that to “catch the wave” you must move fast. But what happens when the wave breaks? A few lucky ones...

“I don’t get it”

Sometimes it’s good to reflect back on why you made a decision, started or stopped doing something, or made some other significant change to the way you do life or business. I thought about this today while my mom was over visiting. I was watching the UFC fights when...

Imagined Emergencies

Yesterday was a terrible day. There were 50 mph winds and heavy, heavy rains here, and our basement is prone to flooding during exceptionally bad conditions. Yesterday was one of those days. My basement is not finished in, but my wife’s craft room for her business and...

The Paradox of Making

There are two business leaders — not gurus, note — whom I quite admire. On the one hand, it seems they could not be any more different. And yet on the other, they are aligned on the fundamentals of what makes people want to buy your products or services. Jason Fried,...

Have an opinionated business

In the software world, there are two types of business: Those that ask you to use the software a certain way, and those that provide a set of tools that let you custom configure to suit your needs. It’s tempting to think the latter option is always better. BK, “Have...

Run a Peaceful Business

Being an entrepreneur comes down, in a business sense, to one thing: the ability to maximize leverage. When you have leverage, you can accomplish much more, in less time, more effectively, and usually create something better. Leverage comes in many forms, such as:...

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