Last week the D5 Conference wrapped up with a rare sit-down interview with both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates (full transcript). There's been a lot of posts written about the interview. Many folks have covered their relationship or the relationship between Apple and Microsoft. I watched the entire … Read more about Seeing Inside The Minds Of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
I love to read. Yet being a solopreneur, a husband, a father, a constructrion worker (I've just gutted our kitchen), a friend, etc - it's hard to find time to read as much as I'd like. So Doug Karr helped me out yesterday when he posted about the book, The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz & … Read more about The Four Agreements of Conversational Blogging
This morning I was talking to a good friend of mine about pricing his business services. I know him (and his work) very well and know that he's highly under priced for what he offers. Yet he's torn about what to charge. On the one hand, he sees similar solopreneurs charging three and four times … Read more about Do You Charge What You're Worth?
Andy Lapointe wrote an interesting article called Forget the Question...Change the Answer. In it he states that "For years...business owners...have wrestled with a number of questions about maintaining and growing market share and profitability." Questions like "How can I increase my … Read more about What's The Most Important Question To Ask?
What inspires you? For me, it's my kids, being anywhere in nature, a rolling thunderstorm across the plains, a fresh mountain snow above timberline in September, the sound of water falling from a cliff - okay, really anything involving nature. And words. Words that express depth and meaning. … Read more about 5 More Inspirational Quotes For Conversational Blogging
This week, usability guru Jakob Nielsen suggested to the BBC that Web 2.0 was neglecting good design. According to the BBC website: He warned that the rush to make webpages more dynamic often meant users were badly served. He said sites peppered with personalisation tools were in danger of … Read more about Is Web 2.0 Causing Bad Design?
If you've found my blog you likely know that I'm a huge proponent of removing nofollow from comments. What's this mean? Basically, it means by removing the nofollow attribute in comment links, Google and other search bots will follow links placed in comments - giving all commenters link love. For … Read more about Should I Begin Billing You For NoFollow Links?
I have a confession to make...I've been confused lately. I've lost my focus. I've started writing posts that weren't about the conversation I want to have with you. I've been a bit more preachy and perhaps slightly authoritative lately. But that's not me. Well, okay, part of it is me (oops, … Read more about I Know When To Quit.
According to Seth Godin, we quit things all the time. Most of us aren't studying ballet or trigonomety any more. We quit. Likely, we quit at the right time. But as business owners do we know when to quit? Can we identify the right time to stop what we're doing and head in another direction? Seth … Read more about Small Business Strategy: Do You Know When To Quit?
A while back I posted a video and wrote a bit about The Story of the Fisher King - a story about a boy who is wounded by his grand desires and how that boy, as a man, is healed of his pain not by doctors or great healers, but by a simple-minded fool... (The story) begins with the Fisher King as a … Read more about Would You Rather Be A King Or A Fool?
Have you seen the movie The Fisher King? The movie follows an arrogant ex-radio shock jock (Jeff Bridges) as he attempts to redeem himself for his role in the murder of a homeless man's (Robin William) wife. The story weaves in and out of the Arthurian Legend of the Wounded King who was trusted in … Read more about I Only Knew You Were Thirsty
My friend Easton Ellsworth posted a neat article yesterday...When Is Blogging A Waste of Time? 10 Nasty Examples. When you publish a blog post that provides little or no value to your target audience. When your blog has no clear target audience. When you are only pretending to be "blogging" … Read more about More Than 10 Ways You Can Waste Time Blogging