Entrepreneurship

How Amazon Could Sell Me A LOT More Books

A virtually cost-free, easily testable way Amazon can sell me, and potentially a lot of other people, a LOT more books.

August 26th, 2015 | No Comments

4 Reasons You Should Openly Share Your Startup Ideas

Got an idea for the next hot startup? Maybe you should ditch that NDA and try sharing it. Openly. Publicly.

August 25th, 2015 | No Comments

Growth Hacker Marketing Contests

How might a marketplace to bring clients and growth hacker marketers together work?

August 24th, 2015 | No Comments

Don’t Get A Job, Create One

If I were jobless today, straight out of college, with no experience or technical skills, what would I do to get a job? I wouldn’t get a job at all. I’d create one. Here’s how.

July 29th, 2015 | No Comments

You Can’t Be An Expert At Everything

“When you split an S-corp equally between two owners, does each one bear half the responsibility for the taxes on profits?” my wife asked me this evening. “I think so, but I’m not sure.” “You don’t know?” “Nope. But Mark knows.” Mark is our CPA. “Shouldn’t you know this?” “Probably. Along with a thousand other […]

February 26th, 2015 | No Comments

Starting Over Again. Again.

I didn’t quit. I started again, and again, and again. Things worked out. Maybe they’ll work out for you as well.

February 6th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Why Can’t I Get Any Good PR For My Startup?

As a writer for Forbes and other publications I get a lot of pitches from young entrepreneurs. The smarter entrepreneurs ask for advice rather than making a straightforward pitch. This is smart because I’m more likely to respond to a request for advice than a pitch. Most of the requests run something like this: “I am […]

November 26th, 2014 | No Comments

I’m Planning My Email Vacation

I’m planning my email vacation. No, it’s not a vacation from email, it’s a vacation for email.

November 20th, 2014 | No Comments

All The Good Ideas Are Taken

You want so badly to be an entrepreneur, but what can possibly be done that hasn’t already been done? Stop trying to solve your own problem by looking at solutions. Instead, solve other peoples’ problems. You can start with mine: I want a laptop, unlike my brand new Retina MacBook Pro, that has a screen that doesn’t […]

October 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment

How Do I Become A Successful Entrepreneur When I’m Young And Inexperienced?

Q: I understand the industry we are entering is far from a new concept, what are the top ways to quickly gain recognition as being innovative in everything your company does? How can a new start up find ways to quickly stand out, especially considering my partner and I are viewed as inexperienced? We are […]

October 9th, 2014 | No Comments