Entrepreneur: I just finished the book, The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living and I loved it. It is a very fast read and talks about the things one needs to think about before visiting your local VC or angel for funding.
Marketing: I am not a big fan of Hugh Macleod‘s (Updated 2/6/09 since I found this one) cartoons, but he has an interesting post today on futility marketing. The point here is that some of the world’s most interesting successes (not just business) were started as futile projects. Everything from the British defeating the Nazi menace with Spitfires (WWII) to getting people to buy software apart from hardware (Microsoft).
Food: Count me in on those who think that barbeque should be a separate food group. A competitive BBQ team in Kansas City has created an Internet sensation with the Bacon Explosion. Please note that friends who keep kosher or are vegetarians need not flock to this link.
Politics: An angel in Washington?
Intelligence: Ever wonder about those IQ tests? Here is a short description of what the IQ Test really tests.
Project Management: Is running a project anything like rowing? My friend, David Kelly, seems to think so.
Marketing: I have been thinking about this one all day. Could you define yourself with 5 brands? Right now, I am leaning towards Blackberry, Famous Dave’s, Lands’ End, Google and Lexus.
Job Search: As the economic conditions worsen, many more of my friends are looking for new places to call work. Here is a consise list of top web based job sites. While this is interesting information, my advice is to not waste too much time on the web, but keep your networks alive via personal contact. A personal reference from someone who knows you well will push your application to the top of the pile, in many cases.