Why Monday is the Best Day of the Week

Why Monday is the Best Day of the Week

Yes, you read that correctly. Maybe I’m a bit of an optimist and grateful in what comes to me in life, but I just cannot understand people that spend all day lamenting the start of the week with a classic “case of the Mondays.” You knew it was...
Sacrifice: the Untold Taboo of Entrepreneurs

Sacrifice: the Untold Taboo of Entrepreneurs

Are you willing to do what others wouldn’t ever consider? Being an entrepreneur isn’t as easy and glamorous as it looks. Why do you want to be an entrepreneur? You want the fame? Not good enough. You want to be rich? That’s empty. You’re smart?...
You, Inc. The Best Investment You Can Make

You, Inc. The Best Investment You Can Make

Invest in yourself. At your own company. Mind you, I’ve warned several times now against starting your own company.  But if you’re stubborn enough to ignore me, then maybe you do have what it takes after all. Investing the Right Way Not sure where everyone...
Cufflinks, Content, and the Heart of the Matter

Cufflinks, Content, and the Heart of the Matter

I was in San Francisco and Silicon Valley all last week. Part of my visit was presenting at LinkedIn so I wanted to look fancy and brought a suit and dress shirt – but I didn’t take a close enough look at my shirt before takeoff. So the morning of the...
Brevity: The Art of Getting to the Point

Brevity: The Art of Getting to the Point

Brevity doesn’t mean that you’re simple minded or stupid. It’s just about getting to the point. Even so, I’ve been publicly and privately criticized through the years. Why do you write such blog posts? Anyone can write that! There’s no...
It Takes a Team to Make an Infographic

It Takes a Team to Make an Infographic

Can a Designer Make an Infographic Alone? There are plenty of people out there who think a designer can make an infographic alone.  It’s just a pretty picture, right?  Why can’t the designer just throw together some pictures and charts and be done with it?  As long as...
Why You Shouldn’t be an Entrepreneur

Why You Shouldn’t be an Entrepreneur

The Enduring Spirit of the Entrepreneur Most people shouldn’t try to be entrepreneurs. 90% of startups fail. What makes you think you’re so special? These days, everyone is in love with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur.  And while entrepreneurs come...