Crazy Bulk Review – Detailed and HonestSee our other latest posts: The research was performed at Microsoft, the company that for the past fourteen years has been striving to get into the business of creating online tools and services that disrupt work. In fact, using that calculation I spend But I saw the light some eight years ago, and since have been extolling the virtues of avoiding e-mailfixing a dysfunctional PC-dominated workspaceand turning off the computer. Here are four things I keep discovering over and over again:.
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See our other latest posts: The research was performed at Microsoft, the company that for the past fourteen years has been striving to get into the business of creating online tools and services that disrupt work. In fact, using that calculation I spend But I saw the light some eight years ago, and since have been extolling the virtues of avoiding e-mail , fixing a dysfunctional PC-dominated workspace , and turning off the computer.
Here are four things I keep discovering over and over again:. Limiting PC use to recording, manipulating, or transmitting important information keeps productivity steady and spirits high. Never start a blog At the risk of sounding hypocritical, never start a blog unless you really, really need to write. If you start a blog, you may find that you enjoy it, and start spending way too much time on it. So there you have them: Circling back to Microsoft: Subscribe to Soul Shelter. Nearly everything that is true for music also is true for entrepreneurship ….
I twisted the volume knob clockwise a quarter hour and sat, blood pumping, until the song finished. Then, with a sigh, I straightened my tie, exited the car, and headed toward Building Five. I was visiting the Dilbert -sized company as a new employee, just a year before Dilbert emerged to amuse the world with parodies of the soul-crushing realities of life lived in corporate cubicles.
Music and entrepreneurship have much in common. Both involve improvisation, uncertainty, risk — and low wages. Both, according to popular perception, depend on God-given talent, and are teachable only to a limited extent. But I believe both music and entrepreneurship are more teachable than commonly thought.
In other words, we should strive to be better amateurs , at both music and entrepreneurship. A recent Kauffman Foundation report on teaching entrepreneurship agreed.
It concluded that teaching entrepreneurship, like teaching music, requires a strong population of amateurs:. Philosophers may write primarily for other philosophers, but entrepreneurs and musicians both composers and performers require a population of amateurs in order to be complete. For music, that population is the audience. For entrepreneurs, it is the market. Entrepreneurship education, according to the study, operates along a continuum of learning that extends from the professional to the amateur:.
In music, at one end of the continuum is the composer or the virtuoso performer. At the other end is the audience, which values what the composer and performer do. Along the way are multiple, discrete aspects of music — conducting, mastering a specific instrument, theory, history, etc.
Nearly everything that is true for music also is true for entrepreneurship, according to the study:. Education in entrepreneurship also must be for the amateur, the consumer, who is the ultimate focus of entrepreneurship. The amateurs constitute the market. Yes, the amateurs constitute the market. Aspiring entrepreneurs — and ordinary consumers who simply aspire to be more entrepreneurial — buy services and products offered by professional entrepreneurs, just as music lovers purchase music created by professional musicians.
The theme of the new course is simple: Most of us will not and should not be entrepreneurs, but all of us can and should become more entrepreneurial. Most of us are amateurs — we comprise the market. You may enjoy other music-related Soul Shelter essays: Not what you think: Whitman, who is making a bid for the governorship of California, cited as evidence of her qualifications that over a million people now make a full-time living from eBay.
That statement gave me pause. What exactly, you may ask, is a business model? In my view, the quality and strength of a business model is the single most important factor in the success of high-potential, scalable enterprises. This is a big turnaround in my thinking.
They were bogus on the face of them. Many others — including the online grocery and dog food sellers — bit the dust. It first appeared in the academic management literature in , and over the next 19 years was cited only times. In short, the dotcom era popularized — and trivialized — an important idea that today is even more crucial, since software and telecommunications technologies have fundamentally altered price and performance equations in many business sectors.
How we each structure our economic activities to create a livelihood — more on that later. Almost unknown outside Japan, the remarkable Mr. Sakai founded several dozen successful manufacturing companies, then wrote a series of books describing bunsha, his overarching business method bunsha refers to spinning off growing operations into new companies before they become too big; today we would call it intrapreneurship.
Apart from his stunning insights into entrepreneurship and Japanese manufacturing, what I really love about Mr. Sakai is his enthusiastic, jovial embrace of contradiction. Occasionally one of my listeners will point out that what I have said at the end of a speech contradicts something I said at the beginning. Or that what I said on Wednesday contradicts something I said on Monday. Or that what I wrote last week contradicts something I wrote ten years ago … every now and then I run across somebody who intends this comment as a criticism of my whole system.
The implication is that because my ideas seem contradictory, they must be worthless. But, he asks, should this stop us from living our lives? To me, the whole world is full of contradictions and so it is only natural that human beings are full of contradictions.
Any system of ideas that is logically perfect in every place and time belongs in the world of mathematics, not the world of people. What a relief to hear such an accomplished person say this! And do not try to be consistent, for what is true to you today may not be true at all tomorrow, because you see a better truth.
You may also enjoy: This on-purpose disfunctionality is squarely aimed at parents concerned that children will view objectionable Web sites or become victims of online bullying. Not long ago I read an article predicting that future elites by which I presume the writer meant subjects of Wired magazine features, etc.
That prediction is already coming true, at least here in the Clark household. While buying a new cell phone recently, I paid to remain unconnected to the Internet the prognostication about a disconnected future is supported by my kids, who consider my buying a cell phone a leading indicator that mobile devices will soon be uncool.
Yes, in submitting to what I consider the electronic equivalent of putting a bell on a cat collar, I bought a new handset and service package from a strange and wonderful company here in Portland called Consumer Cellular. Consumer Cellular has an intriguing, highly-differentiated approach to selling mobile telephone services.
For one thing, its service descriptions are clear and easy to understand. This it is completely out of step with the rest of the industry. And when I called them, a nice lady who seemed to enjoy her job immediately answered the phone, and was able to quickly answer my questions. This impressed me so that I promptly ordered one of their phones. When the package arrived, I was even more pleased. Their instruction manual begins with copy after my own heart:.
Imagine a cellular company that believes looking at the world is more interesting than staring at a phone. I will use my phone only when necessary. I will look at the world instead of tiny buttons. I will call for directions before starting the car. I will spend in-person minutes with my friends and family.
Now, how about sponsoring us over here at Soul Shelter? And come to think of it, why not hold off on the Web services? Surely there are more technology grumps like me out there willing to pay to remain disconnected …. Business is boring —. That was the beginning of the end of bureaucorporate life for me. I figured staying honest was better than slow brainwashing with organizational newspeak. So imagine my delight when, thanks to author and Presentation Zen meister Garr Reynolds , I read a book that begins with the following line, a truth after my own soul:.
In their delightful book, Why Business People Speak like Idiots , authors Fugere, Hardaway, and Warshawsky take on the important — and excruciatingly funny — job of clarifying, demystifying, and, well, de-bullshitizing the language of the workplace.
Here are their three main points:. Businesses focus on themselves over readers Too often businesses aim to impress, not to inform, say the Idiots authors. Business people fear concrete language Businesses like to avoid commitment, and therefore liability, say Fugere et al.
Speakers and writers who want to avoid saying anything use a lot of words to say nothing, the authors write. Readers recognize the B. All of this romanticizing keeps the business world from talking about work and instead allows business idiots to pretend to be secret agents and quarterbacks. Second, I freely acknowledge that business is boring. And third, because being an entrepreneur is not dull, and many students hope eventually to extricate themselves from soul-crushing labor as salaried employees to hear the flip side of this coin, see In Praise of Salaried Employment.
Plain talk is soul-affirming. Procure a volume today to ascertain whether your personal value proposition might be enhanced through application of the value-added paradigms proposed by Fugere, et al. At the very least, please subscribe to the e-mail version of Soul Shelter.