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5 Things you Need to Know to Start a New Business: Why Right Now is the <i>Perfect</i> Time

5 Things you Need to Know to Start a New Business: Why Right Now is the Perfect Time

Commented Mar 28, 2009 at 20:35:25 in Business

“.Dear Assmodeus:
The author states quite clearly that the only "investment" was his own $400 for stationary, and that the company never took a dollar of investment capital. A defeatist attitude would certainly preclude one from taking on the challenges of entrepreneurship. Reading comprehension would be a second desired trait. There are hundreds of success stories of people pulling up their bootstraps and finding a way to overcome obstacles - sometimes blowing right through them.
I point you to this author's previous blog, in which he describes his own experience with plans, and the struggle to make them go. http://ricksmith.me/2009/01/29/i-suck-confessions-of-an-entremanure/
If you truly have some good ideas and a well-thought-out plan - find a way to make happen. There are some inspirational people out there, folks who have been in your shoes and made it happen. Good thing those people, like Mr. Smith, are interested in helping others get over obstacles in their way. Check these people out too: http://www.entrepreneur.com/startingabusiness/successstories/article180652.html

Asmodeus on Apr 8, 2009 at 17:17:20

“"Reading comprehension would be a second desired trait."

Ok. Then perhaps you should re-read #3, where the author states: "Where you can get money is from friends and family. While they may be reluctant to invest in your business, at the beginning of the end of a recession, they are likely a) frustrated with their current investments, and b) starting to become optimistic that things will soon turn around. This is the time they may be most likely to take a chance on you."

This would be immediately after saying that you're unlikely at best to get investment capital by any other means, and must 'bootstrap' a business.”
5 Things you Need to Know to Start a New Business: Why Right Now is the <i>Perfect</i> Time

5 Things you Need to Know to Start a New Business: Why Right Now is the Perfect Time

Commented Mar 28, 2009 at 15:34:40 in Business

“Dear Assmodeus:
The author states quite clearly that the only "investment" was his own $400 for stationary, and that the company never took a dollar of investment capital. A defeatist attitude would certainly preclude one from taking on the challenges of entrepreneurship. Reading comprehension would be a second desired trait. There are hundreds of success stories of people pulling up their bootstraps and finding a way to overcome obstacles - sometimes blowing right through them.
I point you to this author's previous blog, in which he describes his own experience with plans, and the struggle to make them go. http://ricksmith.me/2009/01/29/i-suck-confessions-of-an-entremanure/
If you truly have some good ideas and a well-thought-out plan - find a way to make happen. There are some inspirational people out there, folks who have been in your shoes and made it happen. Good thing those people, like Mr. Smith, are interested in helping others get over obstacles in their way. Check these people out too: http://www.entrepreneur.com/startingabusiness/successstories/article180652.html
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CyberThink: How Technology is Subverting Our Ethics

Commented Mar 26, 2009 at 17:14:47 in Business

“It's not just Gen Y. This story is evidence that technology enables all sorts of unethical possibilities:

Back in 2006, 49-year-old Lori Drew created a fake MySpace account for a fictional boy, “Josh Evans”, in order to take revenge from a 13-year old girl, Megan Meier, for reportedly insulting her daughter Sara. Followed by spell of humiliations from the fictional character “Josh”, Megan, who had history of depression, had finally committed suicide in October 2006

I am sure if you research the number of people who are "unethical" you will find a wide varying range from people who fib about their weight or age on a dating site to predatory wolves in sheeps clothing. How many are doing those things at work too? Who knows.”
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The Coming Gobal Competition for America's "Top 2%"

Commented Mar 14, 2009 at 13:00:07 in Business

“64 degrees and fair skies in Barcelona.

This is interesting - in just about every business model in this economy - the "haves" are moving quickly to gain market share, based on their scale of economy. The "have-nots" are giving it up at ridiculous prices because they have no choice. The Costcos of the world are taking advantage of their beneficial position in this market, luring new customers, skilled employees, and acquiring land, all at a bargain. It appears the model can be scaled up or down and still be an effective strategy.”
Benevolent Sexism: Men Can't Help Themselves, Study Shows

Benevolent Sexism: Men Can't Help Themselves, Study Shows

Commented Feb 23, 2009 at 21:08:10 in Style

“I suppose that explains why the hardware store is full of references to male and female ends...

Interesting study - I am not sure it helps defend the male persona against criticism from female counterparts - I am sure that was not the intention of the study. For the folks out there that associate love and sex being one and the same... this study seems to be a contradiction.”
The Facebook Effect: How Social Media are Transforming Our Capacity to Achieve

The Facebook Effect: How Social Media are Transforming Our Capacity to Achieve

Commented Jan 6, 2009 at 21:48:50 in Business

“More proof that it's not what you know, but who you know - or at least a healthy combination. Great post, Rick!”