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How Are You Measuring Your Life?

November 13, 2012 7 Comments

A few months ago I started freaking out because my business, that had always been very profitable, was seeing its profit margin get thinner and thinner. I got pretty depressed. I felt like a failure and I wasn’t sure how to turn things around.   What Happened Next As it turned out, what happened to my business was absolutely normal. We moved Read More »

How to Change Anything

November 9, 2012 8 Comments

My whole life I’ve been fascinated with behavioral psychology. Not only to learn better ways to market products and services, but because the way the brain works is truly fascinating. One of the things I noticed was how hard it is for me (and other people I know) to change things we want to change. We want to eat better, exercise more Read More »

Why Most Internet Businesses Fail

October 2, 2012 13 Comments

The Internet is both the best and the worst thing that happened to entrepreneurs. On one hand, you can start a business with very little money and connect with a lot of people within minutes via email. On the other hand, the Internet (or “Internet marketing gurus,” whatever that means) made everyone believe that running a business is easy and anybody can Read More »

My 10 Favorite Business Books

September 13, 2012 11 Comments

I’ve read over 230 business books. I know this because I just checked my Amazon purchase history. I also took the time to make a list of the 10 books that had the greatest impact on my business and myself. Don’t forget to share your favorite books in the comments section below. I’m always looking for great books. The Magic of Thinking Read More »

Why Playing It Safe Is Actually Very Risky

September 11, 2012 2 Comments

I’m convinced the main reason most businesses fail is that they have nothing new to offer. In other words, they’re not unique enough. Ten years ago you might have been the only store in your category in your neighborhood and that was enough. But not anymore; not with the Internet making it possible for every business to have hundreds of competitors all Read More »

Work vs. Fun vs. Creativity – The Art of Idea Generation and Execution

August 17, 2012 5 Comments

Creatives and entrepreneurs are faced with the constant challenge of producing innovative concepts and thinking up new ways to be more efficient. Creativity is required when building your brand and also in forming processes that help your business run more efficiently. The reality is that it’s ongoing and there is never a shortage of demand for creative ideas. I have found that Read More »

How to Be a Great Manager

August 7, 2012 6 Comments

Managing people is the most difficult thing I’ve done in my life. To be a great boss you have to manage employees the way they need to be managed, not the way you’d like to be managed. For example, I’m usually very hard on myself because that’s how I thrive, but when I use the same approach with my employees, they feel Read More »

How to Get More Done in Less Time

July 24, 2012 11 Comments

I’m one of the most productive people I know. Getting so much done in so little time gives me a lot of free time I can spend with my family and friends, which is something I really enjoy. The techniques I use to be highly productive are very simple, but they require a big deal of discipline. Avoid Interruptions The biggest enemy Read More »

Top 10 Movies for Entrepreneurs

July 10, 2012 13 Comments

#10: Jerry Maguire (1996) When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him. #9: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. Read More »

Why Being an Entrepreneur Is So Damn Hard

June 14, 2012 1 Comments

Last week I was interviewed on Mixergy, a community of very successful entrepreneurs. Considering that past interviewees include the founders of LinkedIn, Wikipedia and Groupon, I felt honored to be interviewed by Andrew Warner, Mixergy’s founder. These are some of the things I talked about in the interview: The $20,000/month business I started when I was 18 years old How I sold Read More »