Nobody’s Gotta Do It

So I was standing in the supermarket, looking at the myriad of TV guides that you can buy everywhere here in Germany. They all look the same: In the center of the cover, there’s a blonde, smiling, voluptuous, overly photoshopped, female model/actor/musician/TV host on a blue background. At the top, the logo of the guide… Continue reading Nobody’s Gotta Do It

What a Coffee Salesman taught me about Walking the Walk

Visiting the beautiful city of Cartagena, you’ll quickly see these busy-looking men walking around the streets with a bunch of thermos jugs. When they are moving, they’ll generally walk a tad faster than usual. Some of them whistle. Some of them shout. Some of them just mumble. A few of them don’t even say anything… Continue reading What a Coffee Salesman taught me about Walking the Walk

Puzzle Business (And How NOT to Build Your $100 Startup)

Here’s what most prospective (micro) business founders tend to think: Damnit, if I want to start a business in this world, in this environment, in this economy, I’ll need a damn fine plan in order to get somewhere! And so they sit down and think. They brainstorm. They investigate. They take courses. They write down… Continue reading Puzzle Business (And How NOT to Build Your $100 Startup)

A Billion Dollars isn’t Cool

“A billion dollars? That’s not cool. You know what’s cool? A million dollars.” –Derek Sivers Quite some time ago, I read this post by Chris Brogan about attention management. Chris is an author and consultant and has written many great articles on marketing-related topics. But even though I enjoy many of his writings and thoughts,… Continue reading A Billion Dollars isn’t Cool