Archive | January, 2014

Everything is Going Great! – Wink, Wink

The most common question entrepreneurs get about their business is “how are things going?” When I get this question I always pause for second while my life flashes before my eyes. Then for 9 out of 10 people I say “everything is going great!” and try to move on to talk about something else. It […]

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Picking a pattern for your business model

I’ve been studying business models for a couple years now. The one thing I discovered about business models that’s most useful for entrepreneurs are the patterns. My introduction to business model patterns started with the book Business Model Generation. This book covers a variety of business model patterns applicable to both large enterprises and entrepreneurs. The […]

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When progress is not measurable

Most people think of “progress” as something measurable. Something that is quantifiable using a percentage complete. Something that is visualized with a progress bar or a pie chart.  For most of life, this is true. When you’re making your way from elementary to high school, its easy to see your progress after each grade is […]

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Seth Godin’s Take on Business Models

As I shared a few weeks ago, I’m taking Seth Godin’s new online course titled The New Business Toolbox: Help Your New Business Do It Right The First Time. In the first session, Seth decides to start off by breaking down the idea of a business model in simple terms. The way he explained it really made […]

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To-do lists as menus vs. scheuldes

To-do lists are an essential part of a productive day for many people. I tend to prefer a to-relax list over a to-do list as I explain here. However, when your plate is full with menial tasks that just have to get done, to-do lists are still the best way to get focused. Unfortunately, I’ve had […]

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Calling for death to the daily blog

Is the rise of the daily blog hurting the internet? Being that I am both a blogger who publishes daily and an advocate of the practice, I stopped in my tracks when I read a post from Atlanta entrepreneur Mike Schinkel saying as much. In a blog post he titled The Web Needs You To… STOP BLOGGING! he […]

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