Monthly Archives: August 2009

Forget the Business Model

I know you want to figure out the perfect business model for what you do, whether you have a business already up and running or you’re just thinking about it in preparation for leaving your job. But as a first step, I want you to put aside the question of how you’re going to make money. The problem with putting the money first is that it kills your creativity; it forces you to think in terms of “how many units […] Click to read more…

 

Kick Open Your Front Door

Well, it finally happened. A week ago Wednesday, at precisely 3pm EDT, my family officially entered… The College Zone (cue scary music). I say “officially,” because it was at that very moment that my wife Linda, my son Evan and I took our first “campus tour” – a college-choosing ritual as old as the institutions of higher learning themselves. Indeed, it’s not hard to imagine Aristotle accompanying his own son on a tour of the local university: “Harken, Ari Jr., […] Click to read more…