Don Tapscott presented How the Blockchain is Changing Money and Business as a TED Talk, explaining future uses for the technology behind Bitcoin.
Bill Gross presented The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed as a TED Talk.
I often get asked about the tools I use to stay organized and deal with being on the road so much, so I’m going to start writing about some of them. The first is Google Apps. Google Apps is an email, calendar, and collaboration tool that allows you to use Google services with your domain,… Continue reading Google Apps
I didn’t expect a follow up to Pressure is a Privilege to come so soon or from the business world, but then Apple posted their quarterly results. Revenue was $49.6B, up from $37.4B the same quarter a year ago, and profit of $10.7B, up from $7.4B. iPhone sales were 47.5 million, up 35% from the… Continue reading Business Pressure is a Privilege
Tom Wujec presented Got a Wicked Problem? First, Tell Me How You Make Toast as a TED Talk.
I started reading again and recently finished Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. The book talks about how they built their company in a much different way than most other companies and by going against most of the conventional advice young entrepreneurs are given. Most of the advice given by the authors is… Continue reading Rework
Business advice from Marvin Bower, McKinsey’s chief architect. Put the client’s interests first and separate yourself from the job. Be consistent yet open-minded. Center problem solving on the facts and on the front line. View problems and decisions in the context of the whole and in terms of the immediate actions to be taken. Inspire… Continue reading Marvin Bower
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to… Continue reading Management Lesson 6
This article contains business advice for starting a business. I came across it a while ago, but don’t have the source information anymore. Here’s what most entrepreneurs actually do in their first few months in business: Choose a business name. It’s difficult to start marketing your products or services without a name. Get business cards.… Continue reading Business Advice