Just be a realist…

Why do people equate being a realist with preparing for the worst?

What does that say about their expectations, their belief systems, their confidence in the subject of their “realism”?

I believe entrepreneurs should avoid realistic folks like the plague.

Let someone else catch their disease.

Preparing for the worst is NOT the same as being aware of possible outcomes.

On an entirely different note, some uber-cool things will be appearing here after the New Year. (You know this is true because I used “uber” … not just cool). Stick around, it’s about to get interesting.

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1 Anonymous January 10, 2006 at 12:01 am

Hello Mr. Cage. =D

Wow, I wish I’d found your blog when I was studying entrepreneurship in high school and when I was entertaining business ideas then.

Well, I’ve decided to give it another go. I recently launched a site, which I hope puts another spin on blogging. I’ve started what I’ve come to think of as a “billblog.”

Instead of selling banner space at the top or side of my site, I’ve decided to sell the actual blog entry space itself (at $5/character). The reason I call it a billblog is because I think it’ll be like a chain of billboards on the internet highway. I think the idea’s rather novel.

To make it more interesting, I’ve set a goal of 200,000 characters, after which I will freeze the archives of the billblog and set the front page to display different entries from the archives for at least 5 years. I hope it’ll generate some interest, and believe it should appeal to advertisers of any sized business who would like a long-term advertising solution and also to be part of something unique.

I’d appreciate any feedback you could offer, as it seems your opinion’s always insightful. The website is located at: http://www.milliondollarsoundoff.com

Thanks for taking the time to read this. =D

Sincerely,

Yijun Sun
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2 Anonymous January 10, 2006 at 5:01 am

Hello Mr. Cage. =D
Wow, I wish I’d found your blog when I was studying entrepreneurship in high school and when I was entertaining business ideas then.
Well, I’ve decided to give it another go. I recently launched a site, which I hope puts another spin on blogging. I’ve started what I’ve come to think of as a “billblog.”
Instead of selling banner space at the top or side of my site, I’ve decided to sell the actual blog entry space itself (at $5/character). The reason I call it a billblog is because I think it’ll be like a chain of billboards on the internet highway. I think the idea’s rather novel.
To make it more interesting, I’ve set a goal of 200,000 characters, after which I will freeze the archives of the billblog and set the front page to display different entries from the archives for at least 5 years. I hope it’ll generate some interest, and believe it should appeal to advertisers of any sized business who would like a long-term advertising solution and also to be part of something unique.
I’d appreciate any feedback you could offer, as it seems your opinion’s always insightful. The website is located at: http://www.milliondollarsoundoff.com
Thanks for taking the time to read this. =D
Sincerely,
Yijun Sun——-

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3 Anonymous January 5, 2006 at 11:01 am

It reminds me of a quote I recently read:

‘Those who say something can’t be done, shouldn’t stop those who are doing it.’

Chicken Soup for The Soul I think

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4 Anonymous January 5, 2006 at 4:01 pm

It reminds me of a quote I recently read:
‘Those who say something can’t be done, shouldn’t stop those who are doing it.’
Chicken Soup for The Soul I think

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5 Anonymous December 30, 2005 at 9:12 am

So long as I don’t sound like a Pot Roast, all is well. grin

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6 Anonymous December 30, 2005 at 2:12 pm

So long as I don’t sound like a Pot Roast, all is well.

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7 Anonymous December 30, 2005 at 8:12 am

You sound like an Amway distributor.

LOL!

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8 Anonymous December 30, 2005 at 1:12 pm

You sound like an Amway distributor.
LOL!

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