If you’ve ever read Lee Iacocca’s autobiography (Iacocca: An Autobiography), or heard any of the history surrounding him, you know one thing: he’s a straight shooter. (If you haven’t read his biography, for the love of God, go to your library and pick it up, or buy it at a bookstore somewhere. Heck, most thrift… Read more Lee Iacocca: Speaking Out
The following are a few of the notes I took from speakers I heard at a recent conference. Note that each of the speakers spoke on a different topic, so when you see three or four notes that seem to be talking about the same thing it’s because, in essence, they are. (A note to… Read more Conference Notes: On Marriage, Business, Growing Yourself, and Growing Others
The following are some points that stood out to me while reading How to Get Rich, by Donald Trump, listed here by chapter. I’ve bolded both chapter titles (which are lessons in themselves) and extremely important points within the quotes. I’ve also added some personal observations in [brackets].
Alright, folks: time for another edition of Le Linkage, the incidental series chronicling some of the more interesting pages I find in my stumbles through the Web. Today’s episode features stories about Nigerian scammers, anthropology, human enhancement, science fiction, some humor, and of course, another simple online game. Enjoy.
Talk about one heck of a week! I know you probably haven’t been wondering about why I haven’t posted all that much recently (well, other than “why hasn’t Gnorb posted more? Hmm…”), but I’ll explain anyway. This has been one really screwy week. I’ll start with last night and sort of jump around from there.
Over the past few months I’ve been increasingly intrigued by Donald Trump. Sure, I disagree with some of the guy’s philosophies (like when he says “When somebody screws you, you screw them back”), and some of his businesses (casinos, in particular), but his books contain insight about the world of business which can only be… Read more Guy Kawasaki Interviews Donald Trump
Dealing with sales-people can often be an intimidating experience, especially if you haven’t dealt with one for a while. The following article chronicles my experiences with quite possibly the worst sales-person I have ever come across. In it I offer advice from the point of view of someone who has worked in sales in some… Read more Dealing with a Bad Salesperson
Intro: A good thinker is someone who others can recognize is a good thinker. A great thinker is someone who can get others to think. Matt Murchison is part of the later, no doubt. While I’m not a big fan of MySpace blogs (they’re usually trash heaps — my own MySpace blog included), if you’re… Read more On Space Exploration and the Allocation of Resources
A few weeks back, my mom and I were discussing issues regarding business ownership and how my dad has almost always run his own businesses. At one point I told her — having made this realization at that very moment — that I had very few memories of my father outside the pizzeria he when… Read more What Working a Job Costs Your Kids
From AlterNet: Financial insecurity is one of the staples of American life, and fuel for our nation’s politics as well as cable TV shows. Once the elderly worried endlessly about money matters, athough now people over 65 count as the wealthiest group of Americans. Rather, today the biggest worriers about what’s euphemistically called our “financial… Read more The American Culture of Debt