Category: Business

Made in China

China no longer needs to “borrow ideas” from America, but created new innovations of her own. ‘Made-in-China’ innovations: from messaging, mobile payment, bike sharing to live streaming. I am truly inspired by the new generation of Chinese innovations, entrepreneurs, and…

Billions in Change

Who is Manoj Bhargava and why he is giving away 99% of his 4 billion wealth to simplify and solve 3 complex challenges: energy, water & health? – Is it possible to get unlimited energy & polution-free? Just pedal 1…

Could one question determine your future?

If you read Simon Sinek “Start with Why” then you understand why some people and some companies enjoy a remarkable success with a cult-like following fans, while others drown in mediocre waters. Most entrepreneurs and businesses act from the outside-in.…

Mindset

How to be the best you can be? “Nobody worked harder than Mozart. By the time he was 28 years old, his hands were deformed because of all the hours he had spent practicing, performing and gripping a quill pen…

How to Raise $1mm with a Tweet

If you have a burning mission, and you’re short on the money you need, this story is for you. This is the three simple (but not easy) steps Matthew Inman (better known as The Oatmeal) took to raise $1 million…

Share your Talents today

There are thousands of ways to impact the world positively: be friendly to neighbours, write a thank you note to a friend, invite someone for dinner to cook a special recipe… All of them are awesome ways to epic-fy your…

37 Signals

Two big announcements. February 5, 2014. This year marks 37signals’ 15th year in business. And today is Basecamp’s 10th birthday. We have a lot to celebrate, and two exciting announcements to share. But first, let’s set the scene with some…

Are you the First in…?

56 Future Accomplishments: Waiting for Someone to go First. It was a fascinating piece on some of the “firsts” that have occurred, such as: WOMEN 1st People to Fly 1st Nude Actress in a Movie 1st Woman to Cross the…

Is the country going in the right direction?

We are at a pivotal point in American history. 99% of the people believes that the US is going in the wrong direction. The American dream was once: Work hard Own a home Fulfill marriage and family life Take advantage…

How to Identify Great Adjacent Markets

Believe it or not, finding great adjacent markets is pretty straightforward. Here are three basic questions to ask: 1. How could my company’s underlying assets be used differently, ideally to solve problems that a) impact a billion people and b)…

5 Brands Winning at Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing isn’t anything new. Just read The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, a testimonial of a mother in the 1950’s who made a living writing advertising jingles for contests brands were holding. Top brands like Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Oreo are…

The magic of Ideas

IDEA ADDITION Take an old idea. One that is big and popular. Maybe million of people love it. Believe it. It’s like a religion. Add something to it. Here’s the addition: Paleo people didn’t eat at regular intervals. They didn’t…

Life Myths

Each one of these myths can lead to entire businesses, can lead to happiness if you are aware of them, can lead to less stress if you understand how the myth manipulates its way through our society. Owning a home…

Best Collections

Top 10 Most Expensive Collectibles 10. Spider-man Comic Book: $40,000+ 9. Pair of Levi Strauss & Co 501: $60,000 8. The Gutenberg Bible: $20,000 – $100,000 7. 1787 Chateau Lafite: $160,000 6. “Double Fantasy” John Lennon Album: $525,000 5. Porcelain…

Learning How to Resist the Feds

Americans are learning how to beat the system, cheat the system, and outfox the system. As the bureaucrats tighten their many nooses, Americans are finding ways to slip the noose. An article in Forbes offers examples. They are everywhere. Businesses…

Successful Entrepreneurs after 60

Many very successful people didn’t get started until later in life. Harland “Colonel” Sanders was almost dead broke at age 65. He used his first Social Security check of $105 to investigate ways to “sell” his special fried chicken recipe.…

Abundance VS Scarcity Mentality

Is Our Future Abundant or Scarce? Are our Resources Expanding or Decreasing? Is our Thinking Shrinking or Developing? The Scarcity Mentality is the zero-sum paradigm of life. People with a Scarcity Mentality have a very difficult time sharing recognition and…

Basic System for Hiring Outsourcers

“How can I get a developer to deliver on time???” “Where can I get a programmer that I trust not to steal my code?” “I’m having a hard time finding RESPONSIVE programmers who can deliver on budget.” “To many programmers…

Gordon Bizar Review of Aggregation

A Gordon Bizar student contacted me to know more about the implementation of Gordon´s Aggregation Business Model in my industry of corporate gifts. This is the transcript summary. RYB: I am exploring optimal ways to create a hugely profitable entity…

Audience Business Niche

HOW TO FIND A LUCRATIVE NICHE Starting with the product puts you in the position of having to play GUESS marketing. Which goes something like this… GUESS who the ideal customer is. GUESS what their pain is (their needs, wants…

Mixergy

What’s your biggest challenge? Click the one one that feels most important to you: “I don’t know how to stay productive” “I need help launching a business” “I don’t know how to get traffic” “I don’t know how to sell”…

Shaqir Hussyin

14 tips for entrepreneurs 1. Always Be Building Your List (#1 Asset). 2. Start, Grow & Cultivate An Audience – Not just a list. 3. Start outsourcing early on. Delegate. 4. Spend 20% of your time learning. 80% of your…

Kickstarter Projects

Disadvantage of Kickstarter: – retail sale with high intensive presale work of hustling – get initial credibility with prototype product – efficiency of low cost production – easily to be imitated with different patented technology of big corporations Advantage: –…

Sivers

1. I miss the mob In the mob times everything was one entry cost. Now we need to pay for everything all the time. Capitalism can be worse that the mob. The most important metric how much in and out,…

Platform VS Pipeline

PLATFORM BUSINESS The platform thinking series The best platform thinking in 2014 How to grow like Whatsapp and instagram with network effect marketing Welcome to the age of the zero-dollar marketing. Airbnb, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat. Each of these networks…

The Power of Time

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” – Harvey Mackay As I describe…

Entrepreneurs have the Advantage

For many years, major corporations and ‘big business’ had a huge advantage over the small business owner and entrepreneur.  This was because they could use their big budgets to manufacture brands and positioning in the marketplace, and essentially ‘buy’ the…

Why There Are No Jobs in America

I’d like to make you a business offer. Seriously. This is a real offer. In fact, you really can’t turn me down, as you’ll come to understand in a moment… Here’s the deal. You’re going to start a business or…

Who Invented Credit Cards

“The almost magical convenience of plastic money is critical to our famously compulsive consumer economy. With more than 641 million credit cards in circulation and accounting for an estimated $1.5 trillion of consumer spending, the U.S. economy has clearly gone…

16 Rules for Success

Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General 1. Get and stay out of your comfort zone. I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. I hear people say,…

Break the Rules to Grow Your Business

Marketing rules can be the most profitable ones for you to break. The old “Madison Avenue” rules make advertising agencies rich. To make yourself and your business rich, you’ll want to join a group of rule-breakers known for their expertise…

Industry Aggregation with Gordon Bizar

How to Depression Proof Your Business? Why Traditional Recession Tactics Are Doomed To Fail This Time? Tomorrow’s sources of advantage aren’t like yesterday’s. … Ultimately, they are about a true advantage — one that accrues not just to the corporation,…

Top Business & Life Lessons Learned in the last 10 years

1. Authentic Connections: Everybody has heard the expression, “It’s not what you know – but who you know – that counts.” For speed networking ask to people “What-do-you-do? Which are your largest projects? How-can-I-help-you?” 2. Be genuine 3. Make Intros…

The Return Path to Joy, Happiness and Bliss

Simply put, what you do each day has a compound effect on your life, your happiness and outlook. I’ve always experimented with what provides me with more bliss, joy, confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. I’ve applied all 9 ‘M-Power’ on…

Step-by-Step Guide to Start your Own Business.

Make no mistake about it. Most people will get bruised by pursing tough business directions. It is the same with careers. Becoming an actor is much less certain than becoming an accountant! But, if you have deep passion, as was…

Worst-Case Scenario

I’m not someone who usually makes predictions for the future, but all signs indicate that in the year 2010 you’ll be hearing many smart business owners talk about their “WCS”. What does WCS stand for? It stands for “Worst-Case Scenario”.…

How Google managed a worst-case scenario

A while ago, there was a widespread outage on Google’s Gmail service for more than an hour. Google’s response to its customers was a good example of how every business should act. First, they acknowledged that there had been a…

The Great Formula

“The Great Formula For Creating Maximum Profit With Minimal Effort” by Mark Joyner Mark Joyner, the author of The Great Formula is one of my favorite experts and he has a gift for taking complex ideas, which may seem too…

33 Simpleology Action CashMaps

A cashmap is “a well-planned and systematic approach to building your online business from the ground up… or from whatever stage you’re at right now. You simply plug into one of these detailed maps… follow along from point “A” to…

Why You Need to Buy Apple

I’m a big fan of Apple, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL). I’ve written about it here on several occasions. Apple is so far ahead of its competitors in product design and functionality that it’s hardly worth the comparison, except in a few…

How The Mighty Fall, And Get Back Up

In the latest book by Jim Collins, How the Mighty Fall, Collins carefully outlines how great, thriving organizations can quickly and dramatically fall from prominence. While he spends a lot of time outlining what he calls the “Five Stages of…

The wise learn from other’s mistakes

John McAfee is, of course, the founder of antivirus software company, McAfee. His innovation was to give away the software for free, but charge fees for the upgrades and technical support. The company went public in 1992, and McAfee pocketed…

The Speed of Trust

I’ve been reading “The Speed of Trust” by Stephen M.R. Covey. So much of what he covers is extremely relevant. Especially today. In times of uncertainty it’s much more difficult for people to hide under the radar or just “skate…

Is The Greatest Economic Expansion Coming?

Much of the innovation that defined the American experience in our first two centuries stagnated during the past 10 years. But this innovation stagnation has created the greatest opportunity we’ve ever seen for people wishing to start a new business.…

Learn Direct Marketing Now or Perish!

A Little Knowledge Is a Very Dangerous Thing This kind of mistake is amazingly common, because nine out of 10 Internet marketers don’t know the first thing about the science of direct marketing. The wonderful thing about direct marketing is…

The Magic Economic Formula

It seems that we are in a period of economic decline. This might get a little tiresome eventually, and then maybe a few will start looking for solutions. If I could know the Magic Formula of economic success, what woud…

Global Aggregation Corporation

The world has entered a period of economic turbulence caused in part by global hyper-competition, skyrocketing energy costs, financial uncertainty, and waves of new technologies. This will most likely be a prolonged period during which the status quo will be…

Celebration Of Business Innovators And Ideas

Innovation is the spark of capitalism. To celebrate our 85th anniversary, we have selected 85 business breakthroughs that have changed our lives in a profound way since Forbes started publishing. We also highlight 15 more that promise to do the…

What Is Your Company’s Ratio?

What matters most in building a business is the ratio of new client sales to existing client sales — i.e., resales. This affects the amount of time and energy you put into the front end versus the back end. In…

7-Session Coaching Program

Do Your Customers Respect You As Much As They Respect Their Doctor? No? Why not? They don’t know him any better than they know you. You went to school. You have expertise. You know how to solve difficult problems. So…

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Build an Empire

Business Wise. Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi shares valuable tips that could help you make your first million. Thinking of starting a business? Before you start building your empire, Farnoosh Torabi, author of You’re So Money: Live Rich Even When You’re…

How Rockefeller build Standard Oil?

The secret John D. Rockefeller used to build Standard Oil. It’s simple. Putting it to work in your business. 1. Everything that is watched improves. One thing I learned early in my business career is that anything of significance that…

What’s going on with the economy?

Why can’t we get this recession past us? The answer is simple if you know the basics: * We are an economy that is 70 percent driven by consumer spending. * To get the economy going again, spending must increase.…

Management Questions

Client Red Flags? Ask These 4 Questions Ever get a call or an email from a new client and, well, it just doesn’t feel right? I mean, red flags go up, your spider sense starts tingling, the hair on the…

The Story of Happy Blankie

I want to show you exactly 4 very important 4 things are very important in how to: – Figure out if your idea is “good enough” (a good enough idea with great marketing can make you a fortune) – Why…

Outsource Strategy Cashmap

Outsource Strategy Cashmap With the right Outsourcing strategy, you can reduce overhead costs (up to 40% savings according to a recent study), get more done in a shorter amount of time, and grow your business faster. In fact, since it’s…

Simpleology Electives: Online Music Promotion

Simpleology Electives: Online Music Promotion This page contains the blueprint for a revolution – those who arm themselves with this blueprint can profit handsomely. But before I give you that blueprint, imagine for a moment the following … You wake…

How To Use Mass Pay

Have you ever noticed how much PayPal fee’s are when you send money to a business partner or get paid from an affiliate promotion? Did you know that you can automate your payments by uploading a simple spreadsheet? Did you…

Pay-Per-Click Strategy Cashmap

Pay-Per-Click Strategy Cashmap If you have a great product or service, and you want to get the word out about it, then you’re going to need to advertise. The problem is, there are a lot of different advertising methods and…

Blog Marketing Strategy Cashmap

Blog Marketing Strategy Cashmap In the recent study: Social Media Marketing Industry Report, a survey revealed that Blogs are in the top 3 social media tools used by marketers today. Here’s why: Because of their frequently updated, keyword-rich content, Blogs…

Competitive Intelligence Strategy Cashmap

Conquer Your Competition with Competitive Intelligence Strategy Cashmap As online start-up costs get cheaper – some small operations open with capital as low as $10 – expect competition to get tougher as the Internet becomes more accessible to hopeful and…

Traffic through Viral Marketing Contest Cashmap

Traffic through Viral Marketing Contests & Bonus: Making Money with Squidoo Cashmap Packages + Traffic Explosion Cashmap Club In 2008, a car distributor company launched a unique contest to target their core market. Basically, people went on an online scavenger…

Productivity Strategy Cashmap

Productivity Strategy Cashmap In today’s fast-paced environment, you may be feeling that you’re falling behind on all the work you need to finish. One way to keep organized and maintain control of your life is to boost your productivity levels.…