The 4-Hour WorkWeek The 4-Hour WorkWeek by Timothy Ferriss is an inspiring book. His basic premise is that everyone should design their own life and their own lifestyle. Figure that out, and then build a plan to achieve it now, rather than at retirement. There are a number of interesting points, from taking mini-retirements every year (or few months), to using outsourcing to free up your time, to making less money from a business if it means giving yourself more time for other things (hence paying someone else to do something).
5 Apr 2008
Know-How by Ram Charan Another excellent business book. I would highly recommend this to anyone running a company, a business, or planning on moving up the corporate ladder. If you want to know what to learn, and how to be, to be a top executive and to make your company successful, this is the place to start. In short, it’s about your people skills and your own personal skills and vision and how to maximize them.
29 Mar 2008
Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson Here’s what I learned from the book. I’m really most interested in Stage One, getting started or infancy. There is lot’s more in the book and I’d recommend reading it. You can pick it up from Amazon if you are interested. $0 to $100,000,000.00 in not time flat. That’s the promise of the book, and I think it delivers. </p> A blueprint for entrepreneurs and their ventures in 4 stages of growth.
29 Mar 2008
The Entrepreneurial Imperative by Carl J. Schramm Well, this has been an interesting and thoughtful book. It is somewhat academic, yet filled with little inspirations for business and self-employed. So, what is it. It’s more or less a book form of an essay, seeking to show that the best promise for the future for the United States (and the world for that matter) is “entrepreneurial capitalism”. Which is a fancy way of saying encouraging entrepreneurs, both nationally, and inside large corporations.
29 Mar 2008
The Art of Oil Pulling under construction
10 Feb 2008
The New Turtle Traders This will be a book review.
10 Feb 2008
Blogging for Fun and Profit I’ve been blogging off and on (off mostly) for a while now. I’ve also taken a couple of courses from Simpleology and been fairly impressed. So now that they are offering a course on blogging, I wanted to mention it, and check it out for myself. Blogging, and podcasting will be a cornerstone of my new marketing campaign along with teleseminars. Together I want to create a resource for Squirrel POS users to help them make better use of their system.
22 Dec 2007
Help for Project Management I’ve been looking at various online tools to help me run my software contracting and product development business. There are a lot of pieces, and none of the online applications make me happy yet. I’m also dissatisfied with having to bring so many disparate pieces together. So far I’m managing by using a Web Desktop, www.protopage.com to keep links in one convenient place. One of the tools I’ve found is Joe’s Goals, www.
14 Aug 2007
Financial Growth Today I was thinking about financial growth, spending, investing etc. It all started with a discussion about owning a home vs investments. One of the key concepts from Robert Kiyosaki of Rich Dad, Poor Dad fame, is that when buying liabilities (such as a car or a house) you should instead put that money into an investment that can pay for the liability, or more accurately for the payments for that liability.
5 Aug 2007