entrepreneurship

Let’s start at the beginning. I don’t hate Timothy Ferriss, nor do I hate his book, “The Four Hour Work Week.” In fact, I think the book is excellent in many ways on a tactical level. What I do hate is the underlying philosophy that makes an idea like The 4- Hour Work Week so ...

I try to avoid linking to stuff that everyone else will, but this is worth it. via Seth.

This funky map (if you don’t see it, visit this post’s web page) from PersonalDNA.com means they have me tagged as a “Considerate Inventor.” The personality traits described are pretty much dead-on. If you are interested in who is behind the words, you can read My Personal Dna Report. (I recommend you do your own, ...

And now for a mix of interesting stuff I read this week… Hi, my name is Michael and, despite my endlessly unorganized office, I love looking at office pr0n. Way too much time spent at Flickr this week. [Flickr Home Office Photos] …speaking of which, the US Census says half of all small businesses are ...

Terrific podcast with Jason Calacanis of Weblogs, Inc., now part of AOL. If you are an entrepreneur, you’ll be shaking your head in “been there, done that” recognition and respect. Download and listen at Venture Voice. NOTE: The back episodes of Venture Voice are also well worth listening to.

A transcript from a podcast with Jason Calacanis, Doc Searles and Dave Winer, emphasis mine: You tend to fall in love with your first brand, and you can’t let it go. And I did that with Silicon Alley Reporter magazine, and it’s well documented that I could have sold it for 20 million bucks, and ...

Are you in a business that you don’t enjoy and feel passionate about? If so, I’d love to know a) why you got into it in the first place and b) whether you plan on staying in it longer. Feel free to E-mail the to michael DOT cage AT gmail DOT com if you don’t ...

“A good plan violently executed today, is far and away better than a perfect plan next week.” – General George S. Patton I think more and more people understand this from watching the “Web 2.0″ boom. (And many other examples before it.) It’s a shame more people who understand it don’t violently execute on that ...

It’s Independence Day in the US, my best wishes to everyone celebrating. Many entrepreneurs started their first businesses in a fit of independence-seeking … they wanted to be free of petty bosses, financial worries, earnings ceiling or structured hours. Surely, a business is a way to get away from those things and have something different. ...

Browsing the business book section at Borders last night, a guy came up and started a conversation about Robert Kiyosaki’s Cash Flow Quadrant. It turned out to be a lead-in to pitching me about an MLM company. He seemed geniunely distressed when I pointed out that the standard-issue MLM pitch (core message: work now and ...