You’d think after 3 years of studying Internet marketing, learning e-commerce stuff such as web hosting, payment gateways, shopping carts, email autoresponders and the like, as well as reading tons of books on business, marketing, leadership, finance, and other entrepreneurial-related topics, that my first commercial online product would have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. It […]
It’s a completely different career ladder. In his book, “The E-Myth”, Michael Gerber identified 3 personas: the Technician, the Manager, and the Entrepreneur. Face it, you’re a Technician. And Michael identified a singularly fatal assumption: If you understand the technical work of a business, you understand a business that does that technical work. And that […]
I think people sometimes attach too much emotional importance to successes and failures, even with other people’s successes and failures. “I don’t want to hear about failure stories.” With the implicit suggestion that hearing about failures somehow attract failures into their lives. While true to some point, I feel for the most part, it borders […]
Entrepreneurs and polymaths have something in common. Entrepreneurs need to be knowledgeable in many areas, though mostly in the management of business, and mostly being knowledgeable enough is enough (delegation then comes into the picture). Polymaths are knowledgeable in many areas, though the reasons for it may be different. I pin the common reason as […]
Diana Garnham identifies 10 types of scientists. Explorer Investigator Developer/Translational Service provider/operational Monitor/regulator Entrepreneur Communicator Teacher Business/Marketing Policy maker I can identify with the “Developer/Translational” and “Entrepreneur” scientist types. Possibly with “Communicator”, “Teacher” (?!?) and “Business/Marketing” too. Which types do you identify with?
A few days ago, someone emailed me and asked if I was ok. He just read my article on my self-employment anniversary, and saw my, uh, male escort idea. He’s concerned and was worried about the long term future in my being a male escort. I’m grateful that someone cared this much. He suggested that […]
Exactly one year ago, I started working for myself. What’s for 1 year anniversaries? Paper. Or cotton if you’re in the UK. Uh, don’t send clocks. In Chinese, it sounds like a phrase that translates to “bury a parent”. Not good. [NOTE: This article will be entrepreneurial in nature. You could skip reading it, but […]
[image by Nathan Marx] You know what’s on my mind a lot since that fateful day? Food. I don’t care what you’ve learnt from respectable business people. I don’t care what you’ve read from popular entrepreneur blogs. I don’t care what you’ve heard from podcasts about start-ups. If you’re a bootstrapping entrepreneur, if you’re starting […]