Writing a Book

For the last few years, the seed of a book idea has been floating around in my mind. The core of it has come from my own life experiences, but the concept has grown and expanded and become more clear as I’ve read a variety of books (The 4-Hour Workweek, ReWork, Linchpin, The Education of Millionaires, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Brain Rules, Sway, and dozens of others), had additional experiences, and gained new insights into psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, sociology, and a dozen other fields I’ve been researching.

I’m only about 20% finished, but I feel like it’s coming along well. The concept is pretty clear, and the structure is well outlined…not releasing the title quite yet, but soon I hope. So far it’s been an absolute blast to write…very cathartic 🙂 Continue reading Writing a Book

Cash or Check – No Cards

I went to Seattle Pie Company today to buy a pie. I love their pie. But when I went to pay, I was greeted with “Sorry, we only accept cash or check.” WTF? I replied with “since when?”, and was told 2 days ago. Well, so sorry, but I don’t carry cash. Ever. And I don’t use checks, because the information contained on a check is enough to go online and drain an account.

As a business owner, how stupid can you be? If times are tough, do you really think you’re going to do MORE business by saying no to paying customers over a tiny fee? You are mistaken. The reality is you’ll just be going out of business sooner, rather than later. Continue reading Cash or Check – No Cards

Giving Away an Idea

So, for the last year, my wife and I have been brainstorming an idea. My wife thought up the initial concept, and I’ve been fiddling with it ever since. It’s a killer idea, and everyone we’ve told about it agrees it could be huge.

But…

I don’t have the time or resources to build this into something. I’m a thinker, a marketer, a business guy…but not a coder. And I’m crazy busy, working full-time and consulting on the side. I just don’t have the time, and I don’t have the money to build a proof of concept to go get money to work on this full-time.

But I bet someone else does 🙂 Continue reading Giving Away an Idea

Walking the Thin Line Between Insanity and Genius