18 minutes of peace-making thought

photo credit: * Honest * Not world peace mind you (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but peace between your ears. Do you find yourself somehow mindlessly wasting an hour, 2 hours or more a day? Maybe not even every day? You arent alone. Rarely does a day go by when I don’t hear […]

Do you have personal standards?

photo credit: miyukiutada Silly question – cuz I’m sure you do. Dave takes a different cut at personal standards. A cut you might find challenging, but I hope not. Just the same, today’s guest post from Dave Navarro (no, not the famous guitarist) is worth reading and looking in the mirror about. Check it out […]

Bad conversation: Like peeing on the seat

photo credit: James Jordan Remember driving across the country in your car as a kid on those family vacations? Picture this: Your dad, brother, uncle or whoever gets out of the car, goes into the restroom, comes back a few moments later and without a word, they’re ready for the next leg of the trip. […]

The new economics of entrepreneurship

photo credit: C.P.Storm Today’s guest post from Guy Kawasaki talks briefly about the current state of the economy and more importantly about the economics of starting your own business these days. Guy’s post offers more reasons why I keep pestering local folks to start their own business – *especially* if they are currently laid off.

Amanda Palmer 1, Naysayers 0

photo credit: alterna2 An ideal guest post for America’s Independence Day, Tech Dirt’s coverage of Amanda Palmer’s use of Twitter for grassroots marketing of her music (and other stuff). I hadn’t heard of her until reading the article. Note: This is not a G-rated article, but it is instructive all the same. The point of […]

Half full or half empty? Either way, it’s still half.

photo credit: boyghost Today is June 30. Unless your business model is seasonal (which is common here in Montana), you should be at 50% of your annual goals as of the end of business today. Whether you are or not, looking back over the last 6 months should provide some insight as you look forward […]

A visual look at that “Do what you love and the money will come” thing

photo credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ Today’s guest post is from Bud Caddell, where he’s taking something that is so pervasive that it has become a cliche – and turned it into a visual that is far more meaningful. While I might not insist upon doing what you love, I would say you’d better have an interest […]

Old gray haired white guys

photo credit: Sukanto Debnath A couple days ago, the Lakers appeared a little vulnerable against the Magic after a game 3 loss. It appeared that the Magic focused a little more and worked a little harder on fundamentals than the Lakers did, as a result, their shooting improved and nothing the Lakers and Kobe could […]

50 ways to kick your business into gear, from Tom Peters

photo credit: kevindooley Today’s guest post comes from none other than Tom Peters. He introduces his “XF-50”, which he calls 50 Ways to Enhance Cross-Functional Effectiveness and Deliver Speed, â??Service Excellenceâ? and â??Value-added Customer â??Solutionsâ??â?. Sure are a lot of quotes and buzzwords there, but I think you’ll find that they are quoted for a […]

Someone keyed my Karma

photo credit: jonmatthew photography Month before last during a coaching session, I had a pretty frank conversation with a client about freedom. Not the Constitutional kind of freedom, but freedom from the ball and chain that a business can become. I don’t mean that in a bad way, just that it can become a restriction […]