October 25, 2016

The One Thing Your Website Should Focus On

Marketing guru Seth Godin says, when creating a website for you or your business, have one focus: Showing why you’re different. If you’re the same as everyone else, why should anyone bother? Highlight your differences. Remember, “it’s better to be different than better”

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October 23, 2016

Is This The Greatest Strength?

In the book “The Minimalists” the authors say what they think the greatest strength is: When you think about it, do you really know what you want? We all think we know what we want: – More money – Bigger house – A better job But is this really what we want? Is this really […]

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October 20, 2016

5 Business Lessons from HBO’s “Westworld”

Have you been watching the new HBO series Westworld? If you haven’t watched the series, it’s about a futuristic Wild-West theme-park populated by advanced robots that the guests can interact with in any way they please. In episode 3, one of the guests says that it costs $40,000 a day to attend Westworld and it […]

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October 19, 2016

Is Simplicity Really the Holy Grail of Business?

When Steve Jobs was still alive and Apple was THE company, there were a lot of books published that talked about how to replicate the success of the Cupertino powerhouse. One of the main things that seemed to be repeated was the value of simplicity. Apple was successful because of simplification. – For instance when […]

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October 18, 2016

Two Approaches to Mastering a Topic

In the book “Choose Yourself”, James Altucher (who recommends the “10 idea a day” challenge), says that in order to learn about trading, he spoke to 200 traders. In the book Antifragile, Nassim Taleb says that to learn about probability and risk, he spent two years reading every book with the word “probability” in the […]

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October 17, 2016

The Happiness Choice

If you want to be happy, which of these two options do you choose? Option #1. Try as hard as you can to achieve something that you think will finally make you happy. Option #2. Be happy with what you have The thing about Option #2 is that there are so many things about which […]

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October 16, 2016

The Weirdest Tip That Is SO True

In the book the Life Changing Magic of Tidying up, Marie Kondo points out that when you have a visible label of something in your eyeshot, you can’t help but keep reading it. I never thought about this, but it’s so true. – I’ve noticed in the shower, often inadvertently reading the back of shampoo […]

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