Personal entrepreneurship? Here’s one way to start

Here's an interesting opportunity for personal entrepreneurship. One of the companies I've been working with has a free wiki called PBwiki. (A wiki is an easy-to-use Web site that lets you collaborate with others on things like planning a trip or running a project.) PBwiki makes it "as easy to create your own wiki as a peanut butter sandwich." Try ...

On greed and speed

Here's a pattern I see a lot: 1. Somebody launches something 2. He tries to make money 3. Then he tries to make it valuable and useful What a funny way of doing things. Everybody seems to be in a big fat hurry to make money. I call this greedy, but not in the traditional sense of the word. It's ...

Sorry, no

Thanks for the all the feedback. Here's the funniest email I've gotten about these articles (sent today): "...can you make them shorter? theyre really long." No, no I can't. But thank you for "reading."

Your idea isn’t good enough to keep secret

Yet. One of the most rookie mistakes young entrepreneurs make is keeping their ideas secret. It goes something like this: You: "So what are you working on?" Rookie: "Oh, sorry. I can't really talk about it." Really! Your idea is so grand that you can't share it with even your close friend? Wow, I want to invest in you right ...

My Free Insider's Kit will show you how to earn more money

We love to debate minutiae

If you're below the age of 125, you have heard people saying one of more of these phrases about losing weight: Don't eat before you go to bed because fat doesn't burn as efficiently If you cut your carb intake and raise your protein level, you can lose lots of weight quickly If you eat fruit in the morning, it's ...

The Myth of the Great Idea

There's a common and weird conception in this country of The Great Idea. This is the idea of PageRank, a graphical user interface, or sticky notes. Huge successes, right? Sure. But for 99% of people, The Great Idea is a big fat myth. At the beginning of 2004, a few friends came over to get some advice. They wanted An ...