There Is No Permission to Create, Only Courage

When we seek approval for the thing we want to create, we are actually seeking permission. We are seeking permission to act. But why do we seek permission? Deep down we know that our work to create will upset someone. The long hours will upset our spouse. The...

A New Reverence For the Old

We reverence the new. Instagram is creating new ways to communicate with each other. Harvard researchers have created news ways to control drones with the mind. Banksy has introduced new styles in art to increase our interest in both politics and art. Elon is building...

To the Creators Go the Rewards

It’s far too easy to tear down and criticize acts of creation. It’s much harder to complete one. It’s far too easy to criticize Elon Musk’s erratic behavior. It’s much harder to build a private rocket and space travel company and to be the first in human history to do...

The Myth of Herman-Henry Melville

We love hero stories, its true. Sometimes, though, we also love failure stories a little too much. You know the one. The now-famous author of ‘Moby Dick’, Herman Melville, was so obscure that even the newspaper published the wrong name in his obituary....

It Scaling Even The Right Thing?

Is scaling even the right thing? For many, scaling may seem like the only way to get ahead of the competition. It may seem like the only strategy to lead to a unique offering, better margins, heck, simply getting paid better as an owner (with less work, of course.)...

The Best Business Decision You Can Make – Episode 211

So, what is the best business decision you can make? As soon as humanly possible, stop winning on pricing alone. Quit focusing on “owning the market share” and start focusing on “owning the market profitability”. The best business decision you...