“Look out for the boy who has to plunge into work direct from the common school and who begins by sweeping out the office. He… Read More »TMBA 216: Carnegie on How Young People Can Get Ahead in the World
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“The blessing in life is when you find the torture you are comfortable with.” – Jerry Seinfeld There’s been a lot of talk about generation… Read More »Generation Y Doesn’t Have an Attitude Problem, They Have a Career Script Problem
I love to talk with talented people are serious about wanting to get a business off the ground. We'll discuss their marketable skills, combine them with what's going on in the marketplace, and figure a relatively clear path to significant cash flow within 3-6 months. After stepping back and taking a look, their response is often: "yeah, I see that, but I don't really want to do that." I have a hard time relating to this attitude. Maybe I am just kidding myself. I imagine myself cutting the conversation short and running home.
Last week about 60 people applied to work for our company (thank you TMBA readers, we’re feeling the love) The biggest follow-up question from those who didn’t get the job was: “How could I have made my application better?” I’ve decided to write up my general advice here so that I can send future candidates a short resource.
In this article I’ve answered some of the reader questions I received over the last few days (I sent an email to readers who are… Read More »Questions and Answers For Location Independent Entrepreneurs
If you are reading this post elsewhere, click here to see the video presentation (~15 minutes). How do you know when it’s time to hire… Read More »A Framework for Hiring and Managing Employees
Ray Dalio, who has been called the Steve Jobs of investing, wrote a fascinating PDF document called “Principles.” One thing that sticks out is Ray’s ongoing… Read More »Getting it Wrong (5 Entrepreneurial Fallacies)
If you want to become an entrepreneur, you’ve got to get hardcore about your personal budget. I don’t have too many soft spots for over-spenders… Read More »What Kind of Person Reads 14 Books a Month?
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It’s been almost two hours now. There is a hot-ass cup of green tea sitting on the conference table in front of me. A large… Read More »Lessons Learned From 7 Years of China Factory Visits
As many of you know, I’m a podcast fanatic. I was listening to podcasts years before I ever started recording my own shows (you can… Read More »The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Audio Content – How (and Why) To Create a Great Podcast
There was a nice post about being happy that was everywhere on Facebook last week. One of my favorite bloggers, Rob Walling, did a great job of adapting… Read More »10 Things You Need to Give Up to Be an Entrepreneur
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about resistance and how it manifests in our lives. Resistance is more than mere procrastination– it’s our deep inner… Read More »Stuck at Niche Selection – A Sign of the Resistance?
There’s been a lot of excitement around the interwebs about the latest Only72 sale. There’s also been a lot of groaning. I saw somebody on… Read More »Affiliate Commissions Are Like Exclamation Points
“Information products” are the bread and butter of 1st and 2nd wave internet marketers. You know– ebooks, video series’, pamphlets, newsletters, high pressure sales pages, step-by-step membership… Read More »Why Your Information Product Will Probably Fail : The Cambodia Cash Paradox
A few weeks ago Ian and I recorded a podcast where we asked the question– what if we invited a small group of entrepreneurs to… Read More »Our First Tropical MBA Class – Let’s Launch a New Business (or Product) Together
Hi! If it’s your frist time here, thanks for dropping by. I hope you’ll join the 2000+ readers on our RSS feed, or follow me on… Read More »You Need an Angle, Not a Logo – 3 Easy Steps to Your First Customers
Although I had a great time in college, I wish I would have been smart enough to skip it. In the end, I feel it… Read More »A Note to My 18 Year Old Self – “College is a Waste of Time”
This episode of This American Life is fascinating. It’s a story about the fundraising requirements for senators and congresspeople. What surprised me is that members are congress… Read More »The Decade of the Micro-Multinational : Entrepreneurship in 2010 – 2020
The other week I received an email from a reader of the blog: As an aspiring online entrepreneur, how can I start to identify solutions… Read More »Niche Selection is the Hardest Part. Niche Selection is the Easiest Part.
Many of us are seeking to grow what we often call “a passive income” businesses– in large part thanks to Pat Flynn popularizing the term for online… Read More »“Cambodia Cash” : And How I’d Try to Create it in 12 Hours or Less
In his excellent book on the birth of the modern prison, Foucault describes a blueprint for a new type of prison– the panopticon. The design… Read More »Market Intelligence is Picking a Good Spot (and Books Won’t Find It)
Internet marketing is a term often used for the industry that teaches people how to make money online. I was thinking about internet marketing today as I… Read More »The Anatomy of the Internet Marketing Gold Rush (And Why The Next Wave Could be Starting Now)
Recently, a reader commented on a post I wrote called “How I Built and Sold a Blog Valued at Over $200 a Post.” I read… Read More »Prevent Your Blog From Dead on Arrival Status – Consider ‘Buy Now’ Blogging