Category: Philosophy

The Real Reason iPods Were Invented

If you think they’re for listening to music, you’re wrong. I’ve been in New York for a little over a week now and my iPod has been good for one thing… Social Isolation. It cuts the noise on the subway, I don’t have to listen to people next to me, or feel uncomfortable when I’m […]

Sean Hannity, Paris Hilton and Wheat Paste

Graffiti itself is a really political issue. Sure there is some graffiti that is just plain vandalism, but other pieces are thoughtful, humorous, and entertaining. Take for instance this Paris Hilton stencil with Arabic writing and a red star on her head. I’m not sure what it means but it’s pretty funny, and well done […]

How Much Does A Shark Weigh?

I get asked this question all the time. How much does a shark weigh? The answer is well…it depends. A Whale Shark can be over 13 tons, Tiger sharks can be around 1500 pounds, but the Spined Pygmy Shark is just a few pounds. If you narrow the scope of the question it becomes much […]

How To Get 12 People To Skydive With You

Back in my days as a waiter, I had a list of 10 things I wanted to do before I died. The other day I was reading an article over at Copyblogger and it reminded me of #5 on that list. Skydiving. I really wanted to do it, but I didn’t want to go alone. […]

Marketing For The Masses Or Your Way Right Away

Burger King always seems to have some cool trick up their sleeve. They had the Subservient Chicken and the “King” Halloween Masks. So when I went there today for lunch I wasn’t surprised when I saw their new gimic. At first I kind of just absorbed the feeling the signs were projecting, but then I […]

Small Sharks Vs. Big Business

I just finished reading the new 37signals book Getting Real. It’s basically a more in-depth version of their often repeated message that you can hear on the Venture Voice interview. Keep it simple, keep it small, and be fast. Those are the main ideas, even so I highly recommend reading it. As some of you […]

Do You Want Customers Or Clients?

What is it that makes the perfect business? There are so many activities you can do that it’s hard to focus on just one. However there are two main categories of businesses. You can sell products or merchandise to customers, or you can sell your services to clients. There are pros and cons to both […]

The Creative Way – Ep. 2 – Creative Mindset

Episode 2: The Creative Mindset In this 15 minute show I talk about the creative mindset and what it takes to develop it, how other people have developed it, and how you can too. The creative mindset can be very tricky, when it comes in it rushes you like a flash flood. However, when you […]

Stop Paying Twice For Services

Running a small business can cost a lot more than you think, however if you’re careful you can save by not paying twice for services. People are constantly trying to sell you new services, warranties, and products, but most of the time you already have these services and you might not even know it. I […]

A Guide To Creating Multiple Income Streams

Being self employed can be a big challenge. When the cash flow is on, things are good. However, when the cash isn’t coming in things can get pretty tight. Lately my cash flow has been on, but if or when it starts to slow I want to be ready. The best way to prepare yourself […]