Life and Business Lessons from Colombian Street Vendors: What a Sausage Salesman taught me about Business

At the Caribbean coast of Colombia, festivities take place on the streets. The weather is always great, you can catch a nice breeze, and the neighbors are friendly. So instead of locking yourself in, you put a bunch of plastic chairs in front of your house and create a spontaneous road block to celebrate your… Continue reading Life and Business Lessons from Colombian Street Vendors: What a Sausage Salesman taught me about Business

Print is Dad

To kick off the new year, Chris Guillebeau just launched his Unconventional Guide to Publishing.1 His offer made me think about my own stance towards traditional publishing and the current state of selling books. … For me, self-publishing one ebook and one huge e-guide in 2011 was a great experience. The creative freedom digital self-publishing… Continue reading Print is Dad

Productive Anywhere is Back!

“Remember, Remember, the 5th of November…” Yes, it’s true! That day! Here it is… again! This means: The Friendly Anarchist is now two years old! What an exciting time it was! We went from zero to more than 3000 monthly visitors on this site, all by writing extremely long (and some surprisingly short) posts on… Continue reading Productive Anywhere is Back!

Everything Done on Your To-Do List, with Time to Travel the World Before Dinner

What would you do if your life was an open-ended round-the-world trip? If you could travel freely, explore new places, meet new people, all while working on projects and things that matter to you, at your own pace? Maybe you would write the next Great American Novel. Maybe you would get involved at NGOs around… Continue reading Everything Done on Your To-Do List, with Time to Travel the World Before Dinner

Walk with Flowers

On January 16th, we will celebrate the 1st International Walk With Flowers Day. Click here to find out how to participate! “It’s just business, you know…” He shrugged and looked at me with an excusatory smile. “Sure,” I was going to answer – but I paused and let his words ease down for a moment.… Continue reading Walk with Flowers