Wheaton Blasts Anderson Out of His Cannon In Media Free-For-All

Ken Wheaton of Ad Age is not impressed by Chris Anderson. In fact, he says the Wired editor, circuit speaker and author is “less intellectually curious than George ‘Dubya’ Bush.” In response to an interview with Anderson in Spiegel–where Anderson says he doesn’t use the words journalism, media or news anymore–Wheaton writes: Perhaps if Chris […]

Zen and the Art of New Business Maintenance

Eric Karjaluoto of SmashLAB in Vancouver, BC is sharing an interview he did with business development consultant Blair Enns of WinWithoutPitching. Enns has a lot of great things to say. Witness: The only real way for a firm to shift the power is to eliminate as many substitutes to hiring their firm as possible. They […]

Hawken Tells Grads, “You are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring”

I’m a big Paul Hawken fan because he uses his business to help foster social change. He understands how powerful business is in our society and what a business leader who is on his game can do. Inspire people to be better versions of themselves is what great leaders do, whether they’re in business or […]

Jason Shares, Asks “What Can You Share?”

Jason Fried of 37 Signals spoke at Big Omaha earlier this month. He had some interesting things to say, like stop embracing failure; don’t plan just do; work don’t talk; be aware of what byproducts you’re making so you can profit from them too; freely share your knowledge so you can later sell your audience […]

Ask Piercing Questions And You Might Profit

Jim Collins, author, teacher, athlete and leading member of the Boulderati is profiled in today’s Sunday Business section. It’s a flattering piece for the most part. This little passage certainly got my attention: Companies also ask him to consult. But he mostly declines, agreeing only if the company intrigues him and if its executives come […]

What’s The Point?

Today must be challenge the orthodoxy day on the Web. I love it. Guest writing on Ad Age, Judy Shapiro says we can do better than to refer to advancements online as “Web 3.0.” After all, it’s the same Web it was yesterday, just with more cool shit than ever before. …there’s a proverbial fly […]

Got 50K? You’re In (The Web) Business.

Robert Hendershott, a professor of private equity and entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, believes there’s little need for venture capital in today’s digital startup sector. According to The New York Times, it just doesn’t cost that much to get a Web-based idea off the ground. As the cost of […]

An Anecdotal Return to Business Basics

The book I’ve been reading, The Ten Commandments for Business Failure, by Don Keough is a pleasant read for a business book. After a spectacular career at Coca-Cola, Keough kindly offers those who might follow in leadership roles some sage advice, not just about business but about life. His business thesis boils down to this: […]