Archive for category: Quick Reads

GoodBusiness Monday: Paul Hawken, Breakfast, a Link

Paul Hawken started my small business success story. The year was 1994 and I had a big problem.  I’d worked for several professional engineering services companies and wasn’t happy with any of them.  Then, one day, walking the halls of a large corporation (now defunct), I realized why I didn’t […]


GoodBusiness Monday: Warren Buffett, Tea, and a Link

When Warren Buffett says something, I listen.  Here’s advice worth reading, first thing Monday morning. “I can’t remember what I paid for that first copy of ‘The Intelligent Investor’. Whatever the cost, it would underscore the truth of Ben’s adage: Price is what you pay; value is what you get. […]


GoodBusiness Monday: Steve Jobs, a Great Coffee and a Link

Steve Jobs starts us off right, with an anecdote about… Steve Jobs.  (Yes, if you can make magic, you can quote yourself.) (Michael) Noer was reading a science fiction novel on his iPad while staying at a dairy farm in a rural area north of Bogota, Colombia, when a poor […]


Business Innovation Sweetspots: 5 Places, 5 Qualities… and 8 Truths

There is not just one place where business innovation can thrive.  But some places are better than others. Innovation on the Factory Floor At Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky car factory there’s an empty space the size of a basketball court where Top Coat Booth C used to be.  In Booth C, […]


Business Innovation from Senior Entrepreneurs? Yes!

Today I experimented; I Googled “Senior Entrepreneurs” and “Innovation” together.  0.44 seconds later I had 369 results.  Just 369. We are very busy talking about the surge in senior entrepreneurs.  Innovation is one of today’s most-discussed topics.  But there is almost no one discussing business innovation via seniors.  Doesn’t that […]


3 High Ideas for your personal business plan

Recently I posted an article about 4 sweetspot ages to start a business.  Here are three great ideas for your personal business plan (the one you build on throughout your life).  These are fresh ideas and stories from insightful business innovation thought leaders. Business Plan Adventures in High School If […]


Business Innovation: Entrepreneur Quality Improvement Needed!

Apparently venture capital needs some quality improvement… in entrepreneurs.  It seems that even venture capitalists like Mark Andreessen, Bill Gurley and Fred Wilson are sounding the alarm. There are a lot of young entrepreneurs who aren’t really grasping numbers.  A lot of investor money is being spent by startups at […]


4 Sweetspot Entrepreneur Ages: 7, 16, 22 and 65

The best entrepreneurship opportunities don’t depend on your skills, profession or location. In this short post I explain why I think that 7, 16, 22 and 65 are the “sweetspot” ages to start your new enterprise.


Improve Time Management with Two Favorite Tips

Time management skills go hand in hand with business performance improvement.  But there’s so much advice on time management available that it’s easy to be overwhelmed, and not know where to start your personal improvement effort.  We’ve chosen two of the best tips to get started. Do a time audit […]


Bill Gates’ Entrepreneurship Advice

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” Bill Gates Quotes on Entrepreneurship Bill Gates got it just right … there are two pieces of bootstrap advice I learned in my first years in business. “Most people overestimate what […]