Shaw’s Observation

February 9th, 2012 § permalink

The Flooring Store is a celebration of how tiny differences in quality lead inexorably to massive differences in price.

The Speculator’s Law of Entropy

January 13th, 2012 § permalink

Investing is the art of convincing yourself that the future is far less chaotic than everything else in your life would lead you to believe it is.

The Consultant’s Canticle

January 11th, 2012 § permalink

Client work involves infinite well springs of patience.

The Carpenter’s Law of Expertise

January 5th, 2012 § permalink

Have you noticed that no one ever calls themselves an expert hammer operator?

Social Media’s Sordid Secret

January 4th, 2012 § permalink

Aggregation is a cheap, blunt instrument and like all cheap, blunt instruments it is necessary but not sufficient.

Gordon’s Rule

December 16th, 2011 § permalink

Fear, hope and greed are the only universal motivators in business.

Andretti’s Business Seminar

December 16th, 2011 § permalink

One of your core business questions should be whether you are adapting fast enough to get out in front of the curve before you crash into the hard shoulder.

On Beauty and Porcelain Thrones

December 12th, 2011 § permalink

Having a flawless, seamless product is great for commodities like, say, toilet paper but it’s death for the sorts of character-driven businesses that modern economics demands of us.

Social Media Rule #3

November 30th, 2011 § permalink

I have the deepest respect for anyone who can work New Media Revolution into a sentence without sounding like a jerk.

The Entrepreneur’s Law of Basic Construction

November 18th, 2011 § permalink

Successful business is about being able to constantly change the basic foundations of what you do without anyone noticing the difference.

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