Ian’s post on initiative — one of the best articles I’ve read online

My friend Ian Ybarra is one of the superstar friends I know who really wants to help people--but who gets frustrated that more people don't ask for / take his (very good) advice and use it. You have to read his latest post. He writes about a girl who took the initiative to achieve her goals--Ian helped her strip away all ...

I love hot sauce

I seriously love spicy food and will challenge anyone to eat with me. And please don't say, "Have you tried Dave's Insanity Sauce??" Yes, I have, and it sucks. I'm talking about hot sauces that are really hot but also taste good. Anyway, last year, I had the idea of starting a business around hot sauces: I was going to ...

Good luck with that

Found on a college campus somewhere in the USA this week... What else can I say? Thanks to JRK for the link.

Everybody wants to write a book

There's a difference between loving something and loving the idea of something. This is why studying the classics sounds so romantic, but reading Herodotus feels like playing that eat-licorice-from-both-ends-with-someone-you-like, except with a large and indelicate woodpecker. I recently found 3 articles that summed this up nicely. The first was a New York Times article by Joseph Epstein. He wrote about ...

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8 stupid frat-boy business ideas

First of all, let me say that I loved writing this. See, when I was in college, I would walk by the Quad and see a poster for some new book-exchange service literally every week. "SCREW THE BOOKSTORE!!!" it would say. "TRADE YOUR USED BOOKS WITH THIS NEW SERVICE!" The idea is that bookstores charge too much, so why not ...

What will you look back at yourself and say?

In a recent interview, Seth Godin talks about about recruiting and marketing in a beautiful way. Try substituting your job for his examples and see how this applies to you: "Do you want to invest your personal brand, your personal time, in recruiting that's not getting you anywhere? Or are you actively trying to change it or leave?" And what ...